In 1777, English writer Samuel Johnson famously said:
"When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford" and that is certainly something our students know to be true.
London has an unlimited source of activities; we’ve picked our top five to do whilst you visit Pearson College London!
- Grab a coffee, snack or dinner
Whatever your appetite, you’re never far away from something to eat or drink in London, with a Starbucks or a Pret on virtually every corner! If you fancy something more unique, just opposite our 190 High Holborn campus is My Old Dutch, an original pancake house established in 1958! It serves both savoury and sweet pancakes (and salads if you’re trying to be healthy!). For a great coffee (or cocktail, for the parents), try the Hoxton Holborn, right next door to us!
- Go on a shopping spree
Our 190 High Holborn campus is within walking distance of two of London’s most famous shopping hot spots. Pop along to Covent Garden and visit the famous Apple Store, watch a busker, or visit the Apple Market filled with artisanal stalls. Alternatively, wander down the road to Oxford Street for some major retail therapy, with flagship stores for Topshop, Primark and John Lewis, not to mention the world famous Selfridges!
- Experience some history and culture in the UK’s capital city
London is filled to the brim with history and culture! For the aspiring lawyer, Holborn is the home of the legal profession; the Inns of Court were located here to symbolise the law as a mediator in the power struggle between the City and Westminster. Visit the Royal Courts of Justice on the Strand, or head over to Chancery Lane to see the Law Society.
The British Museum is also only a short walk up the road from our campus, has free entry, and is home to an amazing collection of rare and historic artefacts from around the world - highlights include the Rosetta Stone & Egyptian mummies. Or if art is more up your street, fear not, Trafalgar Square is home to two fantastic galleries: The National Gallery and The National
- See a West-End show
Why not make a day of your visit to us, and take in something that London is well renowned for - it’s theatre. Whether you prefer plays or musicals, you’re certain to find something spectacular. Top suggestions would be:
- Matilda: hilariously funny, and with an insanely clever score - one not to be missed
- Les Miserables: the longest running musical in the West End, definitely one for the die-hard musical fans (yes, it’s okay to see it again and again)
- The Mousetrap: Currently celebrating its 65th year, of it’s record breaking run; see this whodunnit by the greatest crime writer of all time, Agatha Christie.
- See the sights
If you’re completely new to London, or know it well, there’s something about seeing the City from a bus that is rather exciting. Hop onto a Routemaster, and be driven around the key tourist attractions, from the Houses of Parliament to Buckingham Palace.
If you don’t fancy the bus, why not pop over to the London Eye on the Southbank, or the Shard at London Bridge and get a truly stunning view over London, or even partake in a walking tour of the city!
If you ever need something to do in London one of the best websites to get inspiration for ideas is Time Out.