Rediscovering London (CrossCultures15)
Guest Post by Rafael González García de Cosío
Many of us spent a summer in England to learn English when we were younger. It is a very popular destination for many Europeans as it is the cradle of the most important language in the world and it’s only a two-hour flight from some of the main European capitals. Those homestays in summer usually only included sharing accommodation with a family, going to school on a daily basis and organizing a spontaneous excursion to London.
But in adult life, the UK and its capital city, London, can be more than simply a place to learn Shakespeare’s language. London has a lot more to offer, especially if you already control the English language. Westminster, for instance, opens the Parliament’s debates to the public for free. That is a wonderful chance to contemplate the architecture and premises of the House of Commons.
However, Covent Garden is probably the most interesting part of the city for those who enjoy experiencing new things in the urban life of the Brits. It is not only about the old famous market in the middle of the square, but also about the whole neighborhood which was given that name. Covent Garden has the greatest and finest concentration of theaters in London and it also offers perfume shops, suit shops, book shops and cinemas. Thus, London proves to be an interesting city for all ages.
But be careful! Too many program points on your tour of London could ruin you in a few days. It is also one of the most expensive cities in the world. A variety of hostels spread around the city could make your life there easier.