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Cheers, London!

posted by Tiffany D'Angelo

Tiffany_Big_Ben.jpgAs the semester comes to a close, I find myself reflecting on the time spent in London. The decision to study abroad was by far the best decision I’ve ever made and there wasn’t a day that I regretted it. With that being said, I want to share my top five things to do in London so that you can have an unforgettable experience too.

  1. I recommend watching the sunset over Westminster from the London Eye. Even if you don’t get the chance to go around the time that the sun sets, I can promise you that it will still be beautiful. I think I went about three times with different people and each time it took my breath away.

  1. Much like how New York has Broadway tickets discounts for students, London does as well, so you absolutely have to take advantage of it. I asked some of my British classmates and got a recommendation! If you download the TodayTix app on your phone, you can find some great deals. I attended Wicked and was blown away! I also recommend Les Miserables!Tiffany_Records.jpg

  1. I love to collect old vinyl records and the best place to do that was the markets. My most successful finds were from Sunday Up at Brick Lane Market. I ended up coming home with about ten records that I’m obsessed with!

  1. English food as a whole isn’t necessarily my favorite. In fact, at first it was hard for my friends and I to find good food. For traditional British pie and mash, my favorites were The Swan and Mother Mash.

  1. There are a lot of opportunities to get tickets to shows filmed in London or to go to the BBC Studios. I won tickets to a taping of Alan Carr’s show Chatty Man, which is one of my favorite late night shows. I got to see all of the behind-the-scenes production that goes into the show and was absolutely fascinated. I also was able to meet one of my favorite bands, The 1975, at BBC Studios, which is only a couple of blocks away from the University of Westminster on Regent Street. It was great because I got to see two of my dream jobs unfold before my eyes at the studios and has me considering coming back to London if I get the opportunity to work there!

It’s difficult to narrow down my favorite things to do in London, but those are just a few things that come to mind. London has so much to offer! Please make sure to explore the city to its fullest. I know so many people in the dorms who spent a lot of time visiting other countries when they weren’t in school and in the end they said they regretted not seeing everything in London too. It’s by far my favorite city in the world and truly feels like my second home.

Topics: London, study abroad