London

Planning Your Visit

Here at Klazz we take all the hassle and stress out of travel so you can focus on learning English and experiencing London to the full.

Accommodation

There is no need to worry about finding a place to stay. You can book your accommodation along with the course.

Airports

There are five international airports in London that connect you to the rest of Europe. All provide cheap and easy transport routes right into the centre of the city.

Klazz Campus App

The Klazz Campus App will be a great help to you while living and studying abroad. Keeping you up to date with events and places to visit!

The Basics

Emergency Numbers

Call 112 or 999 in case of emergency

Dialing Code

+ 44

Population

8.7 million

Languages

English

Time Zone

UTC (+00:00)

Currency

Pound Sterling - £

London’s Airports

There are three main international airports that serve London; Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton. All are accessible from Europe and have excellent transport links direct into the city.

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London Heathrow

From London Heathrow you can catch the Heathrow Express straight into London Paddington train station, this can be booked in advance for as little as £5.50! From London Paddington you can connect to the Underground line that will take you as close as possible to your accommodation!

London Gatwick

London Gatwick is the most popular airport for European flights. From this airport you can catch the easyBus straight into Central London. Departing from the terminals every 15-minutes you can then catch the Underground to your homestay as soon as you get into the centre of town! EasyBus transfers start for as little as £2.

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London Luton

A little further out from the city centre, London Luton is also connected by the easyBus. Flights to London Luton are sometimes a little cheaper than Heathrow and Gatwick but remember to allow yourself more time to get into the city.

London Stansted

Much like Heathrow, Stansted is connected to Central London by train. The Stansted Express takes you from the terminal to Liverpool Street (in Zone 1), Tottenham Hale or Stratford. This train departs every 15 minutes and takes 47 minutes to get to Liverpool Street.

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London City

London City is located right in the heart of London. City Airport is much smaller than Heathrow and Gatwick but offers flights to destinations all over Europe. Public transport options to London City Airport include the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) which is an overground tube line; this train gets you into Central London in under half an hour.

Outstanding Public Transport

London’s network of public transport is one of the most expansive in the world. Safe, cheap and easy to use. You’ll love traveling in London!

Underground

The London Underground, also known as the Tube, operates over 11 lines and over 260 stations.

Bus

Easy to use and operating in a huge area, London's iconic buses cover over 13,000 stops. You will always be able to get to where you need to go.

River Boat

For the same cost at the bus or the Tube you can catch boats along the River Thames to get you from A to B. Certainly a more scenic route!

Visitor Oyster Card

Save money while visiting London, use a Visitor Oyster Card!

A Visitor Oyster card it’s a smart and easy way to pay for journeys on bus, Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground, TfL Rail, River Bus and most National Rail services in London. You just have to top up your card and use it to pay as you go. Good news: there is a maximum charge for using your Visitor Oyster card each day! This varies depending on the peak hours of the day, or the off peak hours. For pay as you go caps and Travelcard prices, check the official website. You can also use your contactless* card to pay as you go! Remember to touch in and touch out everytime you start and end your journey.


*overseas transaction fees may apply

Top Attractions

London has a whole host of culture and history to explore. Check out some of the top attractions to visit during your stay.

The London Eye

Built in 2000 the London Eye is the perfect way to see the city from above!

Big Ben

Big Ben is the name of the bell inside the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament. A must see in London!

Tower Bridge

London’s most iconic and photogenic bridge, close to the Tower of London too.

Buckingham Palace

The official residence of Her Majesty the Queen. Make sure you watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony.

Unmissable Markets

London has a great selection of markets visit to make you feel like a local!

Columbia Road Flower Market

Freshly cut, colourful flowers line Columbia Road daily, plenty of indie shops too!

Borough Market

One of London’s best-loved markets. Home to fresh vegetable stalls and culinary delights from around the world.

Covent Garden

The most luxurious of London’s markets, located close to the West End theatres, waiting to be discovered.

Camden Market

The hipster’s paradise full of vintage clothes and quirky objects to unearth and bring home with you.

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Whatever the Weather

Contrary to popular belief the weather in London is great! On sunny days get outsight sightseeing, there is so much to explore! There are a great many free tours that you can join, all this kind of information and more can be found on the Klazz Campus App.

There is the odd rainy day but this provides the perfect excuse to go and explore some of the indoor activities like the Natural History Museum or the Tate Modern. If you fancy just a quiet cosy day then there are plenty of quaint cafes to relax and enjoy with a coffee.