British education is widely recognized in providing reliable pathways to the best universities in the world and producing students that are prepared and ready for the rigors and challenges of life. The estimated number of foreign students that are currently studying in British universities is quarter million. These students single out the UK universities to get their education simply because of its the best reputation. Today, the British Council continues to provide valuable information and assistance to people who want to know more about the British educational system and the requirements to enroll in a British university in one of the UK’s many learning institutions, including those in Japan. [Read more…]
England is a beautiful place boasting so many tourist spots that not only promotes a warm ambiance but also provides inspiration to visitors. While a visit to the famous attractions is what many people often prefer to do, exploring the hidden gems can be as exciting and enriching.
If you’re heading towards the U.K. any time in the near future, you definitely should include these less traveled spots in your list of must-see places. Some of them may not be a real beauty spot but they can be areas that will delight you. [Read more…]
It can be hard to find the right career path – something that combines your interests and abilities with a job that will actually pay the rent. Fortunately, these days the majority of jobs are unlikely to land you in a mental institution – for women, that wasn’t always the case.
Hospital records have shown that women were institutionalised for a huge range of reasons in the 1800s, from laziness and sunstroke to epilepsy and ‘hysteria’. Even stranger, Adzuna.co.uk looked through the list and noticed that a handful of respected jobs that could have landed a woman in an asylum just 130 years ago. [Read more…]
Museums are some of the best places to visit when in a new city. While many are the traditional type, there are also the unusual ones that let visitors learn more about the place.
London is home to plenty of museums even some of the world’s best. These include the Science Museum, Natural History Museum, Transport Museum, Imperial War Museum and British Museum. But if you’re after the unique ones, here are some worth visiting. They offer a different yet interesting perspective to the city that many people are not familiar of. [Read more…]
J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series is one for the books. For more than 10 years, millions of fans worldwide were hooked to Harry Potter and his friends Ron and Hermione. And they not only were able to buy and read the books but got to watch the film adaptation as well.
Fans in the U.S. are fortunate because they need not go to Europe to experience the enchanting world of the wizards. The Islands of Adventure theme park of the Universal Studios located in Orlando, Florida features the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Visitors there can find the Hogwarts Castle, Hogsmeade village, roller coasters and butterbeer. [Read more…]
Most people, including the toddlers, know the famous London Bridge. But not all are aware that several London Bridge actually exist in the city.
There are a number of historical bridges in London named London Bridge. Situated in the central part of the city, they span the River Thames between the City of London and Southwark.
One is the Tower Bridge, also a popular structure, situated further down the Thames River. It is often mistaken as the London Bridge. Then there’s the Putney Bridge which opened in 1729 and which is the only bridge in Britain to have a medieval church at both ends (St. Mary’s Church on the south and All Saints Church on the north).
The original London Bridge, however, is the one that boasts of having the longest history. It was the first and only bridge over the River Thames until 1729 when the Putney Bridge was built.
Touring the London Bridge can be done by foot or through a river cruise during the day or night. It is an exciting experience as the area surrounding it is abuzz with activities. Close to the structure are bars, restaurants, hotels and tourist attractions.
The tallest building in Western Europe known as The Shard is one popular attraction nearby. This is where the best views of London can be experienced.
Those looking for food should not miss the Borough Market just across the road from the London Bridge station. With more than 70 stalls in place, one can find here all sorts of cheese, vegetables, cakes, breads, fish and meat. It’s the oldest food market in the U.K., by the way.
From there, tourists can also visit The Golden Hinde which is a replica of Sir Francis Drake’s galleon. There’s also the Southwark Cathedral considered to be the city’s oldest Gothic church.
Public Transport Links
London Bridge is easily accessible owing to the availability of public transport links. For one, the London Bridge station is in place and is part of the overland rail network. From this station, people can go to Kent, Sussex, South London, Luton airport and Gatwick airport.
If you will be traveling around London, the rail network can also be used to go to Charing Cross, St Pancras International, Cannon Street and Waterloo East. The Jubilee and Northern Tube lines are another alternative and they can bring you to the north, west, east and central parts of the city.
But if you want to see the sights while going to your destinations, the buses including the double decker buses are a good choice as well. Finally if you’re after a little adventure and want to feel the breeze, touring the city by bicycle is recommended. A bike docking station for the London Cycle Hire Scheme is available on Duke Street Hill.