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Dinner for 2 people in London under £20

The Polar Choice staff have been there and done it all.  Many of the guys that have worked with Polar Choice over the years have had the experience of studying English in London and have been through many of the experiences that our students go through.  At Polar Choice we understand that coming to study in London or anywhere in the UK can be a daunting and expensive experience so with the help of the guys at the office I have compiled a list of our favourite places to dine for 2 people all for under £20.  

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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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Sony World Cup Advert 2014

This week we were delighted to be involved in Sony’s world cup advert at the Greenwich soccer dome formerly where David Beckham held his soccer camps.  The facility itself is stunning and the memorabilia held on the walls shows the support the centre has had since its inception.  Jerseys from as far back as Ozzie Ardiles right up until Ashley Cole in the modern era can be found throughout the facility.

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