Choosing to learn English in London may be the best decision you will ever make. London is one of the greatest cities in the world, with fantastic opportunities to enjoy culture, food, and entertainment. The mix of local and international, old and new, and nature and artifice make London a city with something for everyone.
With a population of around 8.5 million, London has more English speakers than any other city in the world beside New York, and London has been one of the most important cities in the English-speaking world for most of English’s existence. Studying English here, you can feel your own ability in English develop in a city that has seen the language itself evolve.
The character of London is the character of English. Just as English happily shifts with the times, introducing new words and adapting old ones to match the march of technology and culture, so in London can you see the joyous juxtaposition of the ultra-modern, the very old, and everything in-between. English has a seemingly inexhaustible appetite for new words, sucking and reshaping them from every language it encounters, just as London readily takes on the food and festivals of the vast array of global cultures it touches. And in the same way that English preserves bizarre but charming exceptions in spelling and structures from times long past, London is criss-crossed with living relics, from the glorious impracticality of its narrow streets to the comforting loudness of the world’s oldest underground railway system.
Perhaps most importantly, London is a city where you can be what you want to be. Your journey of learning English is a journey of learning to express your identity in a new way, and there is no better place to do it than the city that accepts you no matter who you are, and who you want to be.
Whichever reason brings you to London to study English is the right reason. Come here to study, and let the best city on the planet leave its mark on your English, and on you.