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A Look At Cockney Rhyming Slang

Studying another language in its native country can be difficult, especially when there’s such a wide spectrum of strange accents and odd phrases. So, if you’re going to study English in London, you might want to use your loaf and prepare yourself for the locals who sahnd like they’re from Landaaan!

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A Look At South West London

Greater London is built up of five sub-regions, and over the years the way the sub-regions are divided has changed quite a bit. Generally, South West London is made up of several London Boroughs including Kingston-upon-Thames, Lambeth, Merton, Richmond-upon-Thames and Sutton. But following a few amendments to the London Plan in 2011, some people would now include the Boroughs of Wandsworth, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow. A long stretch of the River Thames runs through many towns in South West London, and the South West Londoners tend to be very proud over their side of the Thames. Setting itself slightly apart from the concrete jungle and buzzing metropolis of Central London, the South West is a home to many more stretches of green and quaint villages, but still withholds the chic and cosmopolitan feel of the city. Many of our accommodation in London services are based in south west London so this will be a handy guide to what’s where and what you should be checking out.

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12 Pubs of Christmas

If your an international student coming to study English in England or anywhere else within the United Kingdom then you may have already noticed our particular affliction to festive jumpers and festive head gear in the lead up to Christmas. In many other countries festive jumpers are normally worn only on the day itself however if you are a student studying in any large city in the you may have heard about the 12 pubs of Christmas. In this blog I will try and recollect my experience over the weekend (however most of it was a blur) and give you some ideas on possible routes to take.

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Remembrance Sunday

If you are not from the UK you are probably wondering why everyone is wearing a poppy. The poppy is used as a symbol to show respect and honour the lives of those lost in conflicts involving the British & commonwealth Armed forces. The day of remembrance is normally held on the 2nd Sunday in November which is the nearest to Armistice Day (the anniversary of the end of the hostilities in the first world war).

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