It has only been a little more than one month since we arrived in London, but, it feels like we’ve been here for half a year already. The first month in London has been an amazing journey.
Since the first day we arrived London we’ve been warned by tutors and friends to “make the most of the sun, you won’t have it for long”, therefore, apart from working on projects and school work, we try to spend all our free time experiencing London.
There are two things I personally recommend to do in London, apart from going to all the touristy attractions of course. Number one is “GO TO A GIG!”.
You can always find a gig for the night in London, the tickets for going to a live performance in London is really cheap, and the quality of the performances are great.
There are so many talented musicians and artists in London, and they deserve to be noticed by everyone. Music lovers cannot miss the live gigs in London.
Second thing I recommend to do in London is “VINTAGE MARKETS!”.
There are loads of antique vintage markets in London, and they sell such a big variety of things that you can spend all day just going through all the stalls and want to come back again the next day. If you only have time to visit one market, go to Portobello, Portobello Road Market located near Notting Hills Gate Station is one of the world’s largest antique markets.
If you have a bit more time to spare, you definitely do not want to miss Camden Locks and Camden Market, located near Camden Town Station. You can feel the atmosphere straight away after you emerge from the tube station, energetic and rebellious. There are lots to buy and see in Camden Town, awesome CD shops and bars, with graffiti arts right around the corner.
Living in London is like living in a movie, life is surrounded by gigs, markets, exhibitions, musicals…etc, there is always something going on in London.
Photo and article by Jenny Lan