Vicariously Studying Abroad in London
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Vicariously Studying Abroad in London

Seeing all London has to offer, right from your computer

Vicariously Studying Abroad in London
Stephanie Kurensky

We've all had that friend, relative, person we don't really know but are friends on Facebook who is studying abroad and posts amazing photos of majestic places and once in a lifetime experiences to social media. Instantly, we're jealous. And let's be real, some of us are probably wondering what we're doing with our lives while they're out exploring the world. That's me: sitting in my dorm room while my sister is experiencing all London has to offer. The food, the sites, the people. You so badly want to be there, living in a spectacular place, experiencing a new city and country. And while, unfortunately, I can't miraculously send you on an exotic vacation, I can offer you the next best thing: a tour of London, all while sitting at your computer.

1. High Tea

First stop is high tea. It's a must while in London. Take a break from your busy day and sit back and enjoy tea with some friends. Plus, everything is better when it’s bite sized.

2. Sky Garden

Take a stroll through Sky Garden, exploring the space and taking in the views of the skyline and city. And better yet, the garden is free to the public!

3. Big Ben, The London Eye & The Palace of Westminster

Don't forget to visit some of the most iconic parts of London. Take a ride on the London Eye, experience Big Ben in person, and walk through the Palace of Westminster: the meeting place of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

4. London's different neighborhoods

One of the best parts of London is that each neighborhood is completely unique. Venture out to Notting Hill or Camden for a new experience with each neighborhood.

5. The Markets

Nothing says experiencing a city better than trying its food. Make your way to the London markets (specifically the Borough and Camden markets) to try food from all around the world, as well as local London delicacies.

6. The British Museum

Filled with a multitude of art and pieces of work the British Museum is a great place to learn more about both European and world culture and history. The beauty of the building itself illustrates the artistry one experiences on a visit to the museum.

7. Buckingham Palace

A famous site in London, the Buckingham Palace is home to the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom. Go and see the beautiful architecture, and if you're lucky, you might even see the Changing of the Guard.

8. See a show

London is known for their theater, so make sure to catch a play while you're there. Currently, shows include Les Miserables, Kinky Boots, and Phantom of the Opera.

9. Picnic on Primrose Hill

Grab a picnic, and make your way to Primrose hill to enjoy a meal outside with a beautiful view of the city.

10. Travel outside the city

While there is so much to do in London, take a break from the city, and go and explore the rest of England. A day trip to Cambridge or Stonehenge is so worth it.

These ten sites only begin to explain all that London has to offer. I hope you enjoyed the virtual tour of the amazing city that is London, and one day, you'll be able to experience London, or another incredible place.

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