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London is famous for many things, one of them being its changeable weather.
It can go from bright warm sunshine to cold heavy rain in a matter of hours.
Therefore, we suggest that a jumper, waterproof jacket and folding umbrella are essential items. It is also a good idea to have comfortable shoes as there are so many places to go and see.
Average temperatures range from 0 to 12 degrees Celsius and we recommend that you bring sweaters and a warm coat and a scarf.
Summer June to August:
Average temperature range from 21 to 28 degrees Celsius but it can vary a great deal and we recommend that you bring sweaters and a light jacket as well as the usual t-shirts and other summer clothing.
Spring and Autumn March to mid June and September to early November:
Average temperature range from 10 to 20 degrees Celsius, but it can vary a great deal and we recommend that you bring sweaters and a reasonably warm jacket.
Winter mid November to mid March
You can buy an international phone-card from many shops near the college. You can use the card on any phone, in public, or at your host family´s house.
They are cheaper than using the national phone system.
There is a local post office and stamps can also be bought at newsagents, supermarkets and some other shops.
Maps of London
We advise to buy a copy of one of the London Street Guides such as ´A-Z
Main tourist attractions include Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, Houses of Parliament, Piccadilly Circus, Westminster Abbey (across from Parliament), and St. Paul's Cathedral. Popular tour guides contain information about many other attractions.
In London they usually do not charge for admission except for special exhibitions. At some museums it is necessary to show a student identity card (ISIC card) to obtain free admission. The National Gallery is located in Trafalgar Square. The Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) and the Science, Natural History and Geological Museum are located virtually next to each other on Brompton / Exhibition Road near to the South Kensington / Knightsbridge Tube Stations (Piccadilly / District Lines). The British Museum is located very near to Tottenham Court Road station. The Tate Gallery is on the Thames River Embankment (Station: Temple). The Royal Academy of Arts is on the Piccadilly (Green Park or Piccadilly stations, Piccadilly Line.
Leicester Square and Piccadilly Square are the centre of London night life with clubs, dancing and bars. Normal precautions are advisable. The West End is home to London's theatres and plays.
There are many cinemas throughout the city and particularly in the Piccadilly Soho Square area. But local cinemas are cheaper:
The Virgin Cinemas are located at the junction of Fulham Road and Beaufort Street; the Number 14 bus stops right outside the cinema on Fulham Road. The Riverside Studios in Hammersmith are located off Fulham Palace Road. There is also a nice cinema in Putney High Street on the other side of the river.
For up-to-date information on what's on at the cinemas, theatres etc. just have a look in the weekly TIME OUT magazine. It is full of details on what is worth seeing plus lots of helpful suggestions. There is usually a fresh copy in the School library so you don't have to buy your own - come and borrow ours!
We also suggest to visit York, Harrogate (Yorkshire Dales) and Edinburgh
For lots of other places to visit please click Britain Guide on the top menu
York is the cultural capital of the North of England and has everything you can expect from a modern city: a wide variety of good shops and shopping arcades, a busy street market, excellent cafés, restaurants, clubs and pubs, cinemas, theatres and an opera house - plus facilities for various sports. Yet at the same time, it is also one of the oldest cities in Britain and was founded by the Romans almost 2000 years ago.
As you walk around the compact city centre, you will see a wide variety of buildings from the different periods of the past 900 years as well as Roman remains dating back nearly 2000 years. Perhaps the most famous building is the Cathedral. This magnificent medieval building - known as the Minster - took over 200 years to complete.
York is also in the centre of Britain so it is a good base to explore Great Britain. By train it is at about 2 hours from London and Edinburgh. The Lake District is also within reach as well as the seaside resorts of Scarborough and Whitby.
Harrogate is an attractive Town that flourished during the Victorian era and today, retains its elegance and splendour.
Famous for its wealth of flowers, Harrogate has colourful streets with excellent shops, cafes and restaurants.
Take a relaxing walk around the beautiful Valley Gardens, enjoy a concert at the Royal Hall or sample the healing sulphur water at the Royal Pump Room Museum.
Within a short car ride of Harrogate are the Yorkshire Dales, the North York Moors, Brontë Land, York (with its Abbey, Museums, Medieval Shambles and exclusive shops) and Knaresborough, the historical riverside town.
Edinburgh The inspiring capital of Scotland, is a historic, cosmopolitan and cultured city.
Edinburgh Castle dominates the city-centre skyline and from its ramparts you can look down on medieval lanes and elegant, sweeping terraces that hold over a thousand years of history, mystery and tradition.
Edinburgh is the best starting point for your explorations of Scotland. In one day, with Rabbie's personalised small group tours, you can visit Loch Ness, Inverness, Glencoe, Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle, Kilchurn Castle, Loch Awe, West Highlands, the Great Glen, St. Andrews, Glenturret.