As you know there is always plenty to do in London, but here are a couple of ideas for visits this month – places you might not always think of visiting. While you are studying English in London with UIC make sure you also get out and about a bit to enjoy some of the fantastic things London has to offer.
How about a guided tour of the Houses of Parliament? The Houses of Parliament, also known as the Palace of Westminster, are home to the House of Commons and the House of Lords and the famous clock tower Big Ben.
Houses of Parliament tours offer an exclusive insight into UK politics and the building’s 1,000-year history.
Hosted by professional Blue Badge Tourist Guides, the tours take you into the centre of the House, including areas such as:
- Lords and Commons Chambers
- Westminster Hall
- Queen’s Robing Room
- Royal Gallery
- Peers’ Lobby
- Central Lobby
- Members’ Lobby
- St Stephen’s Hall
If you want more information then have a look at their website .
Once you’ve done that how about popping into see the latest new museum in London - The Jimi Hendrix exhibition. It’s based in a flat he lived in while he was in London in 1969 – up to his death in 1970. It is next door to another musical museum – The Handel Museum, devoted to the life of Handel, one of Britain’s most famous and best loved musicians.
A new exhibition at Handel House Museum commemorates the 40th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix’s death on 18 September 1970. There’s also a rare chance to visit Hendrix’s flat, which is normally closed to the public. In the exhibition you’ll see:
- Hendrix’s distinctive orange velvet jacket and Westerner hat
- His scrawled travel directions to the Isle of Wight Festival
- Handwritten lyrics to the song Love or Confusion on Hyde Park Towers hotel notepaper, with a sketched self portrait on the reverse
- The star’s British work permit
- UK concert posters and programmes
For more information visit their website.
And if museums aren’t your thing why not go on a tour of locations of places where some well-known films have been made in recent years. British Movie Tours will take you around London and will show you amongst other things: “locations from Bridget Jones’s Diary, Sherlock Holmes, Four Weddings and a Funeral, V for Vendetta, Atonement, About a Boy, 28 Days Later, Bourne Ultimatum, Batman Begins and much much more”.
Why not give it a go!