The Garden at 120- The free-to-enter roof garden is reachable via a lift. Needless to say, the views are absolutely spectacular at the Garden at 120. From the roof garden you’ll see The Shard, Tower Bridge, and you can also see Canary Wharf’s Towers.
It’s also free to enter. If you’re visiting London, you should check this out.
The pandemic affected schools in the UK, but I’m glad to see that people have remained positive, and have decided to come into the UK to study still. Welcome everyone!
Ok! Now you’ve arrived.
Want to make friends? Looking for love? Want to explore?
Anyways, I’m going to share few tips on what you should do when you arrive.
1) Get a UK phone number: Well, the first thing you need to do is to get a UK phone number. You can go into any of the convenient shops and get a UK sim.
2) Use your map: Now, you’re in the UK, your map is your best friend. Get use to using the map! Your Google map will help you find your way wherever you go. If you ever get lost, your map will help you find your way back home. Every single person living in the UK uses a Google map.
3) Set up a bank account: You might have to book an appointment to get your account all set up.
4) Get a rail card: If you’re in London, you might want to get an oyster card. Or if you’re outside London, you might want to get a rail card for a year. It gives you discount prices for a year, and then you can renew after one year. A 16-25 Railcard costs just £30 and it’ll save you 1/3 on rail fares throughout Great Britain for a whole year. Don’t miss out!
5) Get a taxi number: This is just in case of any emergency, so you can call a local taxi, and they can get to you soon enough. Or you can download the Uber application.
6) Started online classes? You might want to make a friend or two in your class, just to keep in check with what’s going on around your course. You can meet up with them after class or on weekends, who knows? You guys might be best of friends.
7) If you find a church to go to every Sunday, you can make friends in church too. When you’re new, you need as much information to help you settle well. You have to meet people to know more. We all learn everyday.
8) Don’t shop in one store: Learn to go to different shops to know what different shops offer and their price difference. Don’t just shop at shop A. Shop B, C, D and E might have quality items too and in lower prices.
9) Apply for an NI: If you want to work in the UK, you’ll need a national insurance number. Details on how to apply is on the government website.
10) Get your student discount and save more: You won’t be a student forever, so why not start using your benefits? So, being a student in the UK, you get reduced prices on a number of items and services. UNIDAYS & STUDENT BEANS application gives you discounts on food deliveries and when you shop online. Download these apps to get your discounts now.
Finally, enjoy every moment, smile and remain positive. The UK is a beautiful place.
Tower Bridge is London’s defining landmark. It is the most recognised bridge in the United Kingdom. However, many confuse it with its neighbour, London Bridge.
In this post, I’ll try to state clear the difference.
London Bridge is a relatively plain straightforward Bridge, whose simple purpose is to carry vehicles and pedestrians across the Thames. From London Bridge, it’s about 10 minutes walk to Tower Bridge. You can see from a distance the views of Tower Bridge, while standing on London Bridge. London Bridge and Tower Bridge are actually NEIGHBOURS.
Tower Bridge, one of the London’s most famous landmarks, it’s a suspension bridge on River Thames. It has two towers, in Victorian Gothic style. Base of each tower holds machines that lift two parts of the bridge, so that the bridge can allow passing of river traffic beneath it. Tower Bridge is located close to the Tower of London from which it got its name.
It’s still unclear why many visitors in London, mix up Tower Bridge and London Bridge.
Certainly, It’s clear one of these bridges has a famous name across the globe, while the other is a stunning symbol of London.