Educational Tour to England

Check out these snapshots of England from one of our Chinese group who went on an English for Less trip. Be the next on our Educational Tour or Junior Activity Programme.

English for Less provides amazing Educational Tours and student trips in the UK, based on a range of academic subjects.

Shopping in London

The shopping in London is among the best in the world with something to suit every budget and style. One of the most popular shopping destination in London is Oxford Street which offers something to everyone. Oxford Street is the home to the well-known Selfridges. It also offers a range of popular department stores like John Lewis.

You will find Regent Street and Jeremy Street just at Oxford Circus which is also a great destination for shoppers. Don’t forget to visit Liberty Shopping Centre in Regent Street.

If you have time – go for a window shopping in Bond Street and Mayfair. Great day out with an ice cream and a good place for people watching. Take a cup of latte in South Molton Street and enjoy the “relaxing London”.

My ultimate favourite is Covent Garden if I’d like to have the option to shop as well as want to be entertained. Watch the street dancers and entertainers at Coven Garden and visit the shops and restaurants in Long Acre (only few minutes walk from Covent Garden entertainment area and Apple store).

Shopping in London UK

The world famous Nothing Hill (thanks to the film of the same name, Notting Hill) offers a vast variation of small, unique shops selling unusual and vintage clothing, rare antiques, quirky gifts, books and organic food. Check out the Portobello Road and Noting Hill map and visit the Portobello Road on the Saturday morning.

And lastly, Marylebone High Street. The high street has been voted best high street in London by BBC Radio 4 listeners. This high street combines high class London style with a small village feel, and is definitely worth a visit. The brands there, tend to be in the slightly higher price category, but that way you can purchase without fear of too many crowds and there are some delicious independent shops too. Once the shopping is finished, you can relax in some of the great local pubs and restaurants.

Take a look at the video above and tell us what you think. Which shopping area sounds the best for your taste? Leave a comment.

9 Language Boy Meets 6 Language Girl

You can learn a language in so many ways. Enjoy this fun conversation between two polyglots*. In my attempt to expand my horizons and try my best to get to know a country’s culture, learning its language it’s just a natural step to take. You can do it as well. Start learning another language for the right reasons.

* A polyglot is someone who can speak several languages.

Visit London: the Basics in English

If it’s your first time visiting London, or if you’ve been before, learn how to “do” London like a local. These are the basics when you visit London. Watch the video above.

Most important things to remember at a London visit:

  1. The “metro” is called underground or “tube” in London
  2. To use the underground, it is recommended to buy an Oyster Card. Oyster is the travel card that is used in London. It will save you time and money. You can top up (put money on) your Oyster and use it until the money runs out. You can also buy a weekly, monthly or yearly ticket. You can buy Oyster in any shop that has the logo displayed (see above).
  3. When you are on the escalator, stand on the right. This is a habit in England and it allows people to go pass you if they are in a hurry.
  4. Londoners are friendly. If you need help or information just ask anyone on the street or in the tube.
  5. People in England queue. They will wait in straight lines to get served, to get on the underground or buses. Just look whatLondoners do and enjoy queuing.
  6. Video: 1:15 minute – this sound means that it is your last chance to order your last drink in the pub.
  7. There are special pronunciations of some great places in London. Watch the video from 1:25 minutes.
  8. For transportation info, visit the Transport of London’s (TFL) website.
  9. Remember! Cars drive on the left in the UK.

We would like to thank Visit London for this excellent video. We hope, that our little list makes it even easier for you getting ready for this big adventure.

Visit London website and YouTube page.