Tag: London

Mind the Gap!

Here are some tips about the underground and everything else you need to know about getting around in London as well as three of my favorite markets in the city! They are a must go! FIE provides students with an oyster card and the rides are free. I didn’t know this in the beginning and ...

Call me a Londoner!

Summer is a great time to be in this beautiful floral city! The sun is not always out, but when it is it’s an exciting time.  To begin with, I will tell you what to pack to be well prepared before you arrive in this city. London’s weather is uncertain, even in the summers you ...

Tips for Traveling in an Unfamiliar Group

1. Express your interests and extend invitations for others to join you on exploring these interests Music taste- festivals, concerts, and smaller venues are constantly showcasing big names that you and your group may be interested in, or local talents you’ve never heard of. In London, jazz bands are constantly playing at restaurants and bars, ...

Notting Hill

Music, Food, Art, and Shopping in Notting Hill

The Story of the Lost Passport!

One of the worst things that can happen when you’re traveling is losing or having your passport stolen! My situation was a little different than a typical lost passport scenario. During early May, two months before my Study Abroad was scheduled to begin, you won’t believe, the UPS mailing service lost my passport!  How did ...

Turning 20 in London!!

Frolicking in lavender fields and eating delicious Japanese food

Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens is just a 40 min tube ride away from central London and transports you into a completely different environment. No skyscrapers in site, the vast stretch of land provides a playground to explore for hours. At the moment, Dale Chihuly’s glass sculptures are scattered throughout the gardens and draws everyone to take pictures ...

Sustainability in London

Since arriving in London a week ago, I’ve noticed that the city is extremely conscious of its role and responsibility in being sustainable. I’ve followed British activists and social media influencers online for years and always noticed how passionate they were about the subject. I always assumed that they were speaking up against climate change, ...

The City of Neighborhoods

When I first came to Philadelphia to study at Drexel, I was told Philadelphia was referred to as “The City of Brotherly Love”, “The City of Murals,” and “The City of Neighborhoods.” Similar to Philadelphia, London is also know as “The City of Neighborhoods,” for the many boroughs that make up England’s capital. With thirty-two ...

The Many Markets of London

One of the greatest things about London is all of the Markets! Whether you’re looking for food, produce, clothes, or antiques, there is a market for everything. These markets are scattered across London, so visiting them is the perfect way to explore the great city of London. Some of my personal favorite markets have been ...