Sightseeing in London
London is one of the world's top tourist attractions, and our students are naturally drawn to the nation's capital. It is a melting pot of cultures, offering rich history, iconic landmarks and a wealth of places to go and visit. Whether you are into history, museums, art, culture, or just soaking up the urban vibe- London has something for everyone.
London is home to the queen and the British parliament and sprawls on either side of the historic River Thames. We can't even begin to showcase all of what London has to offer on this page, and there are a great many websites dedicated to the national capital.
Travel to London is approximately 90 minutes from Worthing, Brighton MET and Chichester Campuses, and we arrange trips there for our international students. A warning, though- London is a busy, bustling city, and you must keep alert, especially for pick-pockets and phone snatchers. Please don't wave your phone around on busy streets, and it would be wise to carry your backpack in your hand or on your front when on the underground.
Top Tips for Visiting London:
- Take a walk! You will see far more than if you travel via the underground (London's underground train system or metro is often referred to as the "underground" or "tube". You can easily walk from Trafalgar Square down to the Houses of Parliament, see the River Thames and take in some of London's famous parks.
- Plan your day trip: You will never see all of London in a day, so plan and don't try to do it all at once. Remember, it's easy to get to, so you can always return as often as you like.
- Join us on an arranged trip: Ideal for your first visit to the UK's capital. It's much easier to navigate when you have a trained staff member to introduce you and help you find your way in the city.
Our favourite places in London:
- Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard: The place is one of the UK's most famous buildings, and while you are unlikely to catch a glimpse of the Queen
- Tower Bridge and the Tower of London: Rich in myth and history and home to the Crown Jewels. Check out the Beefeaters!
- Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament: The seat of British power and democracy. The Houses of Parliament are a popular tourist attraction and easy to get to, and Westminster Abbey is only a stone's throw away.
- Trafalgar Square: What better place for a selfie (with Nelson's column in the background)? You can check out the National Gallery for a spot of art there.
- Hyde Park: 350 acres of parkland in one of the world's biggest cities. It is close to Knightsbridge if you fancy popping into Harrods for a spot of shopping (or window shopping)!
That's just a taster. Ask our British students or members of staff for their top London tips; you will find that everyone has a different list for you- there is so much to see and visit.