Blog January 17, 2016 by St Giles

7 Reasons To Choose English Courses in Central London

Central London

At St Giles we refer to our Central London location as ‘London Central’. This school is in the heart of the British capital, a large city filled with history and culture. Below please find seven reasons students at St Giles choose English lessons in Central London.

You Can Learn English in One of the World’s Greatest Cities

London was recently rated #2 by Time Out magazine out of 75 international cities. It earned a total score of 50 out of 60 points for factors such as architecture, arts & culture, buzz, food and drink, quality of life, and world status.

You Can Supplement Your English Studies With Over 200 Museums

From our London Central location, you can visit a number of outstanding museums. These include the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum, the British Museum and the Royal Academy of the Arts (RA), among others. Students also enjoy experiencing the stunning architecture of the Tate Modern, while enjoying a range of modern art.

In London you can visit the National Gallery, which contains one of the greatest collections of paintings in the world. There are more than 200 museums in London and many are internationally recognised for the quality of their collections.

You Can Study English in Bloomsbury, London!

St Giles’ central London school is located in Bloomsbury, which is one of the best areas to live in. It’s surrounded by beautiful parks and gardens, is centrally located and is within a short walking distance of Russell Square tube station.

Bloomsbury is filled with impressive architecture, which includes Edwardian, Georgian and Victorian buildings that uniquely blend with the startling Brutalist buildings of the 20th century. It offers fashion, shopping and the Art Deco Library called Senate House. It also was home to several memorable people including Mahatma Gandhi, Bob Marley, Charles Darwin and Virginia Woolf, among others.

You Can Reside in the Main School Building

St Giles offers residential accommodation for a small number of students in its main school building in Bloomsbury, London. This includes the option of single or twin study bedrooms with shared bathroom facilities.   Here, meals are provided at the on-site student café.

Aside from residing in the main school building there are a number of other residential options including student residences, homestay, private homes, hotels and flat rentals.

London is Known For Its Cultural Diversity

London is the capital of the UK and home to many diverse communities. It is estimated that over 300 languages are spoken in London, though the predominant spoken language is English. The diversity of London is a credit to its cultural presence and metropolitan flair. For decades it has inspired a culture that is energetic, creative and open-minded.

You Can Easily Visit London’s Historical Sites

Big Ben, London Bridge, and Kensington Palace are just a few of the historic sites you can visit while you are studying English in London. Other popular historic locations include the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey. You will have a wide range of options to explore during your stay in Central London.

This bustling city is steeped in history, features brilliant architecture, and boasts over 300 music venues, meaning there are many reasons to take English lessons at St Giles London Central!

For more information on any of our English courses, contact St Giles today.