Category: London

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Study Abroad at the University of Westminster

I’ve reviewed my past study abroad programs here and here. But I’ve yet to review the University of Westminster, the university I attended for my Master’s degree in Public Relations. A few study abroad programs offer semester partnerships with the University of Westminster, so you can still come even if...

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Busting Stereotypes and Myths about British Teeth

Americans have plenty of good stereotypes about the British. When we think of a British person, we usually think of someone with an amazing accent sipping tea with royalty and generally being well educated and polite. We think of top hats and tradition, the beautiful Houses of Parliament, and a...

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Exploring London’s Borough Market

London is home to some amazing markets, but there is no better place to stuff your face with homemade deliciousness than Borough Market. Borough Market is open from Monday to Saturday, with limited stalls on a Monday and a Tuesday. It gets absolutely packed on a Friday and Saturday, and...

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Is the London Eye Worth It?

As the most popular tourist attraction in London, the London Eye is impossible to miss as you’re walking along the Thames. It was originally built in 2000 as the “Millennium Wheel,” though the Millennium is almost 20 years behind us now and it’s still slowly rotating over the river, steady...

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South Kensington, London: An Area Guide

London is a massive city that is home to people of all different backgrounds and religion, the rich and the poor, tourists and residents, Taylor Swift fans and Kanye lovers. But within that mixture are different boroughs that do have distinct identities and values. One of my favorite districts of...

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Is there a Target in London?

The links in this post contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. Hello, Target loving people! You are probably here because you googled the inevitable question every self-respecting American coming to London Googles: “Is there a Target...

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Girl Gone London: A History

The other day, I was reminiscing on my journey in London so far and freaking out that it will almost be five years since I first stepped foot in the city I now call home (so much can happen in 5 years!) It probably won’t come as a surprise, but...

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The Best Time to Study Abroad in London

Besides picking a program, the hardest part about studying abroad in London is deciding when to come. Of course, I’m an overachiever so I studied abroad in London all four seasons so you didn’t have to. The good news is that they’re all good times, obviously. But here’s how ‘the...

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Best Parks in London for a Picnic

After a really poor showing of sunshine this summer, London’s forecast for the next few weeks actually has more sun than clouds. FINALLY! I spend all year hear either waiting for or missing the summer, so if London didn’t shape up soon we were going to have to have some...

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Exploring South London in Battersea

London’s geographical heartbeat, the River Thames, cuts right through the center of the city to provide distinct “north” and “south” boundaries. While many popular London attractions are north of the river, South London is a treasure trove for beautiful architecture, residential neighborhoods, and fabulous places to eat and shop. One...