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There is so much to see and do when you study at our London centre

Things to do in London

There is so much to see and do in London, with so many exciting places to visit that you'll be spoilt for choice! To make things easier for you, as a Twin student you will have access to our jam-packed social programme which includes trips to some of London’s most famous attractions such as the London Eye and the Tower of London.

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Overview

We understand that seeing everything that London has to offer can prove expensive, which is why we have included a range of free activiites alongside the programme such as trips to the British Museum, the Science Museum and book clubs. These social events give you the perfect chance to practise your English, meet other students and have fun in London.

You don’t have to break the bank in order to have a good time. There are some things that you can do which are cost-friendly or are completely free! You can visit one of London's many parks, take in the sights, visit museums and art galleries or even go on a guided tour.

View our most recent Social Programme to see lots of fun things that you can see and do this month in London!

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  • How to get around

Things to do

Think discount vouchers

If you want to visit an attraction that is not included in our social programme, first you should look on the Internet to try to find the best deal. Some rail companies run 2-for-1 promotions on admission to many of the top attractions – all you have to do is download the vouchers, print a copy and take a valid rail ticket with you. These tickets are valid on a number of attractions such as London Zoo, the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Madame Tussauds, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, City River Cruises, HMS Belfast and much more!

Think free

One thing that many people don’t realise about London is that there are many attractions in London that are completely free! Many of London’s museums and galleries simply ask that you make a voluntary donation to show your support. Some of London’s best museums and galleries include:

  • The National Maritime Museum
  • Science Museum
  • Imperial War Museum
  • National Gallery
  • Natural History Museum
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • British Library

Think different

You don’t always have to do the typical tourist attractions. There are all sorts of exciting things that you can do  – most of which are cheap or cost nothing at all! You could hire a Barclays Bike and take yourself on a bike tour of London, visit the National Theatre or take a stroll through one of London’s many parks and have a picnic; the beautiful Greenwich Park is just 10 minutes away from our London school. 

How to get around

The London public transport network is divided into travel zones 1 to 9. Twin London is situated in travel zone 2 and zone 1 is central London. Getting around London is quick and easy using public transport, the fastest way is on the iconic London Underground rail network, or ‘the Tube’ as it is known to Londoners.

You can plan your route online with Transport for London's Journey Planner or for more detailed information on the Tube, stations, buses, the Docklands Light Railway (DLR), trams or local trains within London; visit the Transport for London website.

Transport for London produces free maps and guides to help you get around. You can pick up a London Underground Map upon arrival at any Tube Station or download an app to your phone or tablet. You can also download a handy Tube and bus map designed for visitors called Travel Maps. London Travel Information centres sell tickets and provide free maps, plus there are centres at all Heathrow Airport terminals, major stations in London and at Tourist Information Centres.

There are over 19,000 registered Black Taxi Cabs in London that will take you anywhere you want to go. While hailing a cab is convenient, they are very expensive compared to using public transport. To use a black cab, simply spot one with the TAXI sign illuminated, put your hand up to attract the drivers attention, if they see you, they'll stop.


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