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Spending your Christmas holidays in London

Many international students spend the Christmas holidays in London. And after a busy start to the term with lectures and assignments, it is often the first real opportunity students have to explore the city at length. feature xmas london

There are beautiful Christmas lights throughout the city and numerous events and seasonal activities are available to encourage Londoners and visitors to wrap up warm and explore. Whether you have family and friends visiting, or you want to explore London with your new friends, here are a few fun suggestions for the festive season.

Gaze at the Christmas lights xmas lights

The Christmas lights on Oxford Street and Regent Street are a special sight each year, and you will find many more festive lights throughout the city. Take a stroll down some of London’s most famous streets and send pictures to your friends and family at home. You can also share them with us on Twitter @StudyLondon.

Go Ice Skating skating

Wrap up warm, get your skates on and show off your ice skating skills to all your friends at one of London’s many ice rinks. There are some fantastic locations to choose from with ice rinks located in iconic areas such as Somerset House, the Natural History Museum and the Tower of London.

Explore Winter Wonderland winter wonderland

Experience the Christmas atmosphere at London’s Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park. This event includes a host of Christmas-themed fun and activities, including shows, an observation wheel and a huge Christmas market. If you’re a thrill-seeker, there are plenty of rides for you to try out.

Sing Christmas Carols in Trafalgar square carols

The world-famous Christmas tree at Trafalgar square (an annual gift from Norway since 1947), provides the backdrop for a special recital of classics from the Christmas carol book. Join in the singing or simply observe and enjoy the festive atmosphere.

Welcome the New Year in London nye

On New Year’s Eve, London comes alive with celebrations, fireworks and parties in every corner of the capital. London’s spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks display at the London Eye is famous around the world. The event is hugely popular, with hundreds of thousands of people going to see the display each year. Go to Visitlondon.com to plan your celebrations in London.

UCAS Undergraduate Application Deadline – 15th January 2018

Monday 15 January 2018 is the deadline for UCAS applications for most undergraduate courses starting in September 2018. ‘UCAS‘, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service, is the official UK government approved application service for undergraduate courses at UK universities. International students who want to study in London should register on UCAS to complete their university application. Once registered with […]

Student spotlight: Meet Rachael from the USA

US student Rachael moved to London to study a Masters in Social Research at Goldsmiths, University of London. Rachael was one of 11 lucky students to be welcomed to London as part of the International Student Welcome event. Rachael and the other students were welcomed to the city by Deputy Mayor of London Rajesh Agrawal at London’s City Hall, […]

Student spotlight: Meet Alexander from the USA

US student Alexander moved to London to study a Masters in Intelligent Mobility at the Royal College of Art. Alexander was one of 11 lucky students to be welcomed to London as part of the International Student Welcome event. Alexander and the other students were welcomed to the city by Deputy Mayor of London Rajesh Agrawal at London’s City Hall, […]

Student spotlight: Meet Silvia from Italy

Italian student Silvia is an Erasmus student in London studying MA Translation (Business and Legal) at Middlesex University. Silvia was one of 11 lucky students to be welcomed to London as part of the International Student Welcome event.   Silvia and the other students were welcomed to the city by Deputy Mayor of London Rajesh Agrawal […]

Student spotlight: Meet Shashank from India

Indian student Shashank moved to London to study a Masters of Business Administration at the University of East London. Shashank was one of 11 lucky students to be welcomed to London as part of the International Student Welcome event. Shashank and the other students were welcomed to the city by Deputy Mayor of London Rajesh Agrawal at London’s City Hall, before […]

Student spotlight: Meet Arooj from Pakistan

Pakistani student Arooj moved to London to study MSc Sustainable Energy Systems at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). Arooj was one of 11 lucky students to be welcomed to London as part of the International Student Welcome event. Arooj and the other students were welcomed to the city by Deputy Mayor of London Rajesh […]

Student spotlight: Meet Ayesha from India

Indian student Ayesha moved to London to study for a Masters degree in Business Analytics (Computer Science) at University College London. Ayesha was one of 11 lucky students to be welcomed to London as part of the International Student Welcome event.   Ayesha and the other students were welcomed to the city by Deputy Mayor of London […]

Student interns support the Mayor’s Entrepreneur competition

International students are among a group of interns promoting the Mayor of London’s 2018 Entrepreneur competition at their universities. The competition, which has been running for six years, asks students and recent graduates from London’s universities to put forward ideas that could make London a better place to live and work. The winners receive £20,000 […]

London welcomes new international students with the ultimate London experience

“Welcome to London – you’re going to have a fantastic time studying here!” That was the message from Deputy Mayor of London Rajesh Agrawal, at a special international student event at London’s City Hall. At the International Student Welcome event, eleven lucky students from around the world got a whirlwind tour of some of London’s […]

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