Welcome to London - Your Home this Summer

Top reasons for choosing a Cambridge Summer School in summer 2023

Why Choose A London Summer School?

Students looking for a lively summer bursting full of renowned British sights and experiences will love London. The city is accessible via the extensive public transport system, and students will quickly find themselves experts at navigating the colourful tube map. Above ground, every corner boasts something architecturally attractive or curiously captivating, with plenty of activities and sights for even the most intrepid explorer. Foodies will be grabbed by the mouth-watering smells and sights of Camden market, whilst shopaholics will certainly be engulfed by Oxford Street. Those ticking off their London bucket list will be sure to peruse the unbelievable wonders at the British Museum and stroll the embankment to see Tower Bridge and the Houses of Parliament. London certainly is a city for everyone.



AN international metropolis

In 2017/18, London was the home of more than 118,000 international students and it is thought that over 300 languages are spoken across the city. It is unsurprising that London is so popular with students, given its wealth of attractions and eateries, coupled with a bustling international community prevalent throughout the city. The walkability of the city is also appealing, lending itself to those really wanting to get off the beaten path and see as much as possible without spending a fortune.


Historic Monuments and Sites

One thing London can’t be accused of being is boring. This exciting city has an incredible array of things to do, including plenty of free activities if you’re looking to enjoy an excursion at minimal cost. Those seeking a true tourist experience can jump on the London Eye and view the city from above, or snap selfies in Madame Tussauds. Time for relaxation will be well spent in one of the beautiful and spacious city parks, and those keen to go on a shopping spree can delight in the grandeur of Harrods and Selfridges.

London in the summer

Check out Visit London's video outlining all the things you can do in London in the summer.

virtual tour oF London

This fantastic resource by the Visit London allows students to explore the city online.

London Attractions

Check out this map of some of London's top attractions:


40+ universities are based in London, making it a global academic hub.


The year the teaching hospital, St Bartholomew's, was founded.



Immerse yourself in London's Arts Scene

London is home to an impressive arts scene. Some of Europe’s most famous galleries are nestled in central London and, as an added bonus, most are free! Modern art can be found at the renowned Tate Modern, whilst the National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery display more classical realism pieces. In addition, the West End district is home to dozens of theatres showing an impressive spectrum of shows, from the lively and upbeat ‘Mamma Mia!’ to the sombre and moving ‘Les Misérables’.