As a Londoner, I thought I was pretty clued-up about my city… that was until I started looking for quirky facts and stories. There are so many peculiarities connected to history, transport and the famous sights; here are just a few that might surprise you too:
You’ve come to the UK to study but have you also considered working here? Many students at SGI decide to look for a part-time job while they are studying in London. They need to fit their work in around their studies so a position that offers flexibility is preferable; working as a shop assistant, bartender, waiter/waitress, chef, receptionist, au-pair or babysitter are popular options.
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Our Social Programme around London every afternoon is something that adds to SGI students' overall London experience.
It is important that after lessons finish, the students can enjoy themselves and see parts of the city that are outside of the normal tourist 'things to do'.
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It's all about the English test that Private Hire Drivers in London need to renew their licence.
This is a new piece of legislation from Transport for London and some of the information that has been given out by TfL is slightly vague and sometimes not in plain and simple English.
So, here is everything you need to know about the 'English test for London cab drivers' in 100% clear English.
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Speaking a foreign language in London can mean that you get a very good salary.
Second language speakers are increasingly needed and desired by employers in the capital and to attract the right people, companies are offering very attractive pay packets for workers who have great language skills.
Adzuna (an online job portal in the UK) analysed current data from their UK job listings (over 1 million job adverts) this week to understand which foreign languages can earn the highest wages.
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Everybody knows the news about the UK... Below we have everything you need to know about Brexit and what it means for students coming to learn English in London.
Lots of people have been asking new questions about what all of this means for the United Kingdom.
More importantly, how will this affect visitors from overseas?
Below we will try to answer everything, but the main news is that there is nothing to worry about.
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There are so many things to do in London in Summer 2016.
As always, London is possibly the top cultural event location on the planet, but July and August are always particularly busy for concerts, events, sports and the arts in the capital.
Below, you can see some of the London summer highlights for 2016 with dates and details on how to get tickets online.
Of course, there are thousands of things to do every hour of every day in London and you can find something to amaze you around every corner, but below are some of the big and exclusive highlights this summer.
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SGI English school has lots of fantastic student accommodation options.
There is something to suit every student budget, ranging from communal residences and all the way up to executive apartments.
This means that it does not matter if you are on a strict budget or you really want the absolute best accommodation on offer, you can stay in comfort while you are living in London on your study holiday.
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The London scoial programme for the students at SGI English school is very special. Why?
Well, every week, we take our lucky students to see one of London's top shows. Sometimes it's a popular theatre play, or even Shakespeare at The Globe in the summer months.
But most weeks, we go to see a musical. As our students are learning English, it's better to go to a musical because it is easier to understand than a long play with lots of difficult English words!