Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Discovering Salisbury

Coming to England is a great opportunity to learn English and discover the English culture. But to enjoy your stay, you have to choose the right place to stay. If living in a big busy town is not your cup of tea, you should come to Salisbury. Salisbury is situated in the south Wiltshire and its most famous attraction is its medieval Cathedral. Salisbury Cathedral spire dominates the landscape and never fails to impress.
After your English Courses, you will find it very nice to walk in the historic medieval streets of Salisbury, discovering traditional English eating houses and other attractions dating from the medieval times.
You should take advantage of your stay in Salisbury to organise an excursion to Stonehenge with your friend from the English School in Salisbury. Indeed, apart from its medieval heritage, Salisbury is very close to the prehistoric monument of Stonehenge.
Come to the English School in Salisbury and experience life in an English medieval town.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A Sunny Day Afternoon in Hyde Park

Summer is on its way. The weather is getting warmer. People have left their coats and pullovers in their closets. If you have been in the English School in London for a few weeks, you probably noticed that it is high time to spend more time outdoors.
London is plenty of parks and green spaces, the most famous of them being probably Hyde Park. After studying English Courses during the morning, it should be very nice for you to give up for a while the excitement of London and enjoy peace and quietness during the afternoon.
Covering 142 hectares, Hyde Park is London’s largest open space. The Serpentine Lake is very famous for sailing and boating. You can also go there and feed the many ducks and swans which live there.
You should also invite all your new friends you met at the English School in London to go to Hyde Park to picnic together. Remember to take a ball with you. There is a large meadow where you can play football or any other game you prefer.
Hyde Park is so big that you can just walk and visit all the landmarks, for instance, the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain or the Peter Pan statue.
Remember, if you want to enjoy a relaxing moment, after your English Courses, go to Hyde Park and you will forget that you are in the middle of London.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Discovering London

London is one of a multicultural city in the world. It is full of history, heritage and culture. It is home to some of the best attractions. London is a fantastic place to travel and experience culture from all over the world. There are lots of things to do and see in London depends on what you like. Here are some landmarks you should go and visit when you are in London:
  1. Museums : There are lots of famous museums in London.You can find all kind of historic museums ,modern museums or specific museums such as British Museum, Tate Modern, V&A Museum, Natural history Museum, Science Museum or National Maritime Museum and they all are free entry!
  2. Changing the Guard : You can watch the Changing the Guard ceremony outside Buckingham Palace. All guards are dressed in traditional red tunics and bearskin hats, and the ceremony is set to music. To catch the royal experience, you can stand outside Buckingham Palace at 11am.
  3. The tower of London : This is one of the most famous buildings in the world. It has a long year history as a royal palace, prison and place of execution, and jewel house.
  4. Madame Tussauds : you will come face-to-face with some of the world’s most famous faces. You will meet different most influential figures here for example historical person,artists etc.
  5. The London Eye : It is a major feature of London’s skyline.It is the world’s highest observation wheel and offers passengers to view the other London’s most famous landmarks too!
  6. Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament : The Houses of Parliament and the clock tower are one of London's landmarks. The building is known as the Palace of Westminster and the clock tower is actually the massive bell inside.
  7. Shopping places : London has a lot of shopping places you won’t be dissapointed.You can walk along Oxford Street, Bond street, the famous shopping landmarks – Harrods, Selfridges and the street markets of Portabello Road, Camden, Brick lane.

There are so much to see and do in London, You can avoid wasting your time in queue, just buy your travel passes and attraction tickets online or use the Oyster card to pay-as-you go or using the London pass, which gives you free entry to 50 top attractions in London