Category: Useful Tips & Advice
Tags: London, Sightseeing, Things To Do
Posted by: Duncan
Three metro stations, three parks, two of London’s most popular attractions, more than 200 restaurants and bars, and Europe’s busiest shopping street… All within 15 minutes’ of British Study Centres’ school between Baker Street and Oxford Street in central London! British Study Centres probably has the best location in London as there are so many great things to see and do nearby, and it is right in the heart of everything! A short walk from the school is London’s main shopping quarter, Oxford Street, and within a few minutes you can find such attractions as Madame Tussauds, Regents Park and Primrose Hill. The areas around the school which include Baker Street and Bond Street are some of London’s most historic and famous, with a great atmosphere owing to the many cafés, restaurants and bars in them. They are great places to go out after class with friends. What’s amazing is that the school itself is so quiet and peaceful- it is hard to believe that the busy streets and shops are just around the corner!
If you want to go to the park with friends, do some shopping, get to some other part of London as quickly as possible, or just be in the heart of everything, there really is no better place to be. Here we will give you the top 15 things to do within 15 minutes’ of Baker Street and help you to get to know this famous and exciting area of central London.
It’s summer, class has just finished, and the sun is shining. There’s only one thing to do – lie on the grass in the park with friends, relax, and maybe even study a bit! Luckily one of London’s three best parks is only 5 minutes’ from the school! Just turn right down Baker St, walk past Marylebone Road and you’re there. This is a ‘must see’ attraction in London, and a great place for playing sports such as tennis and football, and to have lunch after school. Why not have a barbeque on the grass?
It’s hardly worth mentioning Oxford Street, Europe’s busiest shopping district! Everyone knows this famous street- 1.25miles of shops including famous brand names and department stores. It’s only 5 minutes’ away from the school. Do not miss the world famous Selfridges department store, and nearby Regent Street with its large shops including the Apple Store, and Bond Street with its boutiques. The largest Topshop/Topman store is on Oxford Street in addition to many other flagship stores.
Two minutes’ from the school is Marylebone High Street, which was voted the best street in London by listeners of BBC Radio 4. Filled with interesting shops and lots of great places to eat, you will probably find yourself going here most lunch times if you don’t eat in the cafeteria at school. Marylebone High Street is the closest thoroughfare school, and it has some great pubs and restaurants to take your friends.
The world’s most famous address, the residence of the fictional character, Sherlock Holmes, is now a museum, and a popular attraction in London. It’s on the way to Regents Park and located on Baker Street itself. At five minutes’ walk from the school, don’t miss it!
The next quarter of London, close to Baker Street, is St John’s wood, which is famous for the Abbey Road recording studios where the Beatles recorded most of their songs. Beatles fans worldwide come to St John’s Wood underground station and Abbey Road Studios, which are just 10 minutes’ from the school. It’s not possible to go into the building, but you can write your message on the wall outside! Afterwards why not check out the Beatles store on Baker St?
Baker Street seems to have more than its fair share of attractions, and here’s another one: Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. Madame Tussauds is one of London’s best and busiest tourist attractions, and it is only 5 minutes’ from the school. Why not take a picture of yourself with famous celebrities? Just don’t tell your family and friends you were at Madame Tussauds!
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