If you're looking for ideas, there are plenty of posts to read on this blog, including my ultimate UK bucket list, which has 100 places to visit and is a great starting point for planning. This is important if you want to basically avoid annoying the entire population of London. Stay to the right so that people who are fitter, younger, or late can run at 100 miles per hour. If temperatures rise above 16 degrees, expect to see people wearing t-shirts and shorts and above 23, it's a heat wave and people will tell you a million times a day that it's too hot.
Most days you'll need it. Tipping is voluntary in most places in England. If you want to leave a tip for good service at a restaurant, the general rule is a 10% tip. Sometimes you'll find that a 10% service fee has already been added.
If this is the case, no tip will be expected. I traveled alone when I was 20 years old, as a single mother at 30, with my husband and daughter at 40 and now at 50 like an empty nest. The UK has a lot of options when it comes to traveling. Anyone in the UK between 16 and 25 years old can buy a train card aged 16 to 25, which reduces the cost of train tickets by a third of the purchase price.
Depending on how much time you spend in the UK, you can buy it as a one-year (30€) or three-year (£70) card. As an international student in the UK, you are allowed to work on a restricted basis. With a student visa, international students can work up to 20 hours a week. Once the visa is approved, more detailed information about the course and personal assignments will be sent to work along with the final approval details.
International students can apply for a student visa in the UK if they are over 16 years old, have been offered a place at an authorized university, have proof of funds to cover tuition fees and living expenses, and can understand, speak and write in English. Yes, they speak English in England. But you might experience a little culture shock when you arrive and find that quirky accents, regional dialects, and colloquialisms are hard to understand. There are 18 different words for “muffin” (for example).
“The English We Speak” by the BBC or ours “How's your English? The video is a good starting point for regular classes. White Teeth by Zadie Smith Zadie Smith's first novel is a comedic vision of life in North London. Follow World War II friends Archie Jones and Samad Iqbal, an unlikely couple, as they navigate marriage, parenthood, religion and more in the racially charged context of late-20th-century London. The Night Watch by Sarah Waters This work of historical fiction takes readers to London in the 1940s and tells the lives of three women and a young man and their secrets, loyalties and demons.
The thrilling novel takes unexpected turns against the backdrop of World War II. The Remaining of the Day, by Kazuo Ishiguro, enjoys a road trip through the countryside of England in the 1950s with Stevens, a professional butler, as he reflects on his decades of service, an unfulfilled love, two world wars and the time he has left. Waterland by Graham Swift Waterland tells the family story of four generations and the disturbing past of Tom Crick, a 52-year-old history teacher who was forced to retire, through his fragmented narrative. The Buddha of the Suburbs by Hanif Kureishi Described as “charming, provocative and original”, this comedic novel full of colloquialism begins in an English suburb in the wake of Thatcherism.
Almost autobiographical, it follows the teenage life of Karim, the son of English and Indian parents, as he navigates life in suburban New York and London in the 1970s. The girl next to Ruth RendelleThe mystery begins in 1944 with a group of boys playing in a network of underground tunnels they have discovered in Loughton, Essex, England. Seventy years later, construction workers discover that same network of tunnels, along with some bone remains. Children come together to help uncover the truth behind buried bones.
Are you an Anglophile? Do you need persuasion? Peter Spiers, of Road Scholar, has compiled a list of 11 reasons why he loves England after living there in his youth. If you're traveling to London for the first time, you might also be wondering how to start planning your visit to make the most of your stay in the country's capital. Find out my tips and what you should know in my “Tips for first-time visitors to London” section. In fact, I've lived and worked in London, so I have a lot of insider information and experience.
The cost of studying at a university in the UK Scholarships available in the UK for international students The best universities in the UK Everything you need to know to study in the UK. I also have a guide for planning your trip to the UK, which includes lots of practical tips to ensure you get the most out of your visit. It really is the “ultimate guide” for planning your trip to the United Kingdom and answers common questions such as. .