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City Centre City Centre. Collegiate Collegiate. Teaching Excellence Framework TEF TEF Silver is awarded to institutions that deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for their students, and consistently exceed "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Student Statistics Student population Small. Collections in City's main library consist of around , books with over 25, online journal titles and over 1, study places available in the libraries.
The e-learning environment, Moodle, provides instant access to course materials, resources, interactive activities and assessment and communication tools. Unitemps, as part of the Career Service, is an online recruitment service providing temporary work for students and recent graduates at the university, and various local opportunities ranging from start-ups to multinationals. City students also have opportunities for paid work as student ambassadors or widening participation ambassadors. The Student Health Service is committed to the general well-being of students, helping them achieve their full potential during their time at City.
Students can visit the Health Service for medical advice, help registering with a doctor GP , immunisation services and support with disabilities. The Health Service is run by a nurse adviser, who is available for advice on minor illnesses, accidents and general advice on health matters. Immunisations are also available. The tours depart from various locations see website for details and are available year round. London may be a densely populated city, but you are never more than a few minutes away from hidden gardens, open spaces, or a tranquil oasis perfect for a picnic lunch or a few minutes meditation.
Enjoy any one of these below, or maybe discover your own favorite space as you step away from the major tourist hotspots and explore the city at your own pace. A stunning reminder of the strength of the city, St Dunstan in the East is the bombed out shell of this year-old church. Tucked away behind the city, this hidden garden is a poignant testament to the destruction the city suffered at the hands of the Luftwaffe. Find your inner Zen in the Kyoto Gardens. The gardens were donated by the Chamber of Commerce of Kyoto in recognition of the Japan Festival held in London in The park is open daily from am until 30 minutes before dusk, and the nearest tube stations are Kensington High Street or Notting Hill Gate.
Used as both a public park and an environmental community project, Culpepper Community Garden is managed by the people, for the people. A true example of the community spirit of London, the park is open every day from am until pm.
The nearest tube station is Angel. With its exotic flowers, overgrown vines, and faded grandeur, the Hampstead Pergola is both eerie and inspirational in equal parts. Formerly the home of Lord Leverhulme, the stunning raised gardens and the pergola itself are a delightful surprise set in the middle of Hampstead Heath. The park is open daily from am until approximately 30 minutes before dusk, and the gardens are just a short walk from either Hampstead or Belsize Park stations.
For some instant tranquility in the heart of the city, the Japanese-inspired roof garden at SOAS, University of London, provides a peaceful retreat away from the hustle and bustle of busy London streets. Perfect for a spot of relaxation and meditation, the garden is accessed via the first floor of the Brunei Gallery. The gardens are usually open ampm Tuesday to Saturday, and the nearest tube station is High Street Kensington.click here
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The largest of the 8 Royal Parks in London and home to over deer, Richmond Park is a beautiful and vast open space in an upmarket area of West London. Popular with cyclists, runners, dog walkers, and those looking to enjoy the splendor of it all, Richmond Park is a perfect example of the quintessential English parkland. Forging a link between London and rural Essex, Epping Forest includes 2, hectares of forest and open spaces offering a variety of activities all year round.
The park is open all day everyday, but the visitor centers and conservation centers are open from ampm daily. The nearest station is Epping Forest. Despite being so close to the city, it has the feel of a rural English idyll…just smack dab in the middle of London. The Wetlands are open to the public daily from dawn to dusk, and the nearest tube station is Walthamstow. The park famously hosts festivals and live music year round and is open daily from am until midnight. There is plenty to do and see there, including: the famous Open Air Theatre, the extensive London Zoo, beautiful gardens, and even a boating lake.
Open daily from am until dusk. The London skyline is one the most famous in the world.
With iconic modern architecture, industrial skyscrapers and historical spires all living comfortably together, London offers a whole world of opportunities above ground level. If you are looking for the very best views of London, the sky is literally the limit. Try out some of these ideas for breathtaking vistas and unique aerial experiences. The enlarged glass dome offers 3 stories of landscaped public gardens, observation decks, and an open-air terrace.
Yes, gardens on top of a building — how amazing! You can book to eat and enjoy the views, or try your luck and turn up as a walk-in. Open ampm Monday through Friday, and ampm on weekends. Bookings for free visits are released every Monday, and the nearest tube station is Monument. You can visit the roof for free from am-midnight every day, or enjoy cocktails and tapas in Madison restaurant and bar. You can even book a yoga class on the roof terrace, and different events are held all year round. The Monument was built in to commemorate the Great Fire of London and celebrate the rebuilding of the city.
Due to the limited space in the viewing gallery, a maximum of 33 people are allowed inside at any one time. The nearest tube stop is Monument. First appropriated by Henry VIII to extend parkland available to the poor for open-air recreation, Primrose Hill is still a beautiful spot for everyone. With rolling hills and vast open spaces, it is situated 63 meters above sea level and offers views as far away as Hampstead and beyond.
The park opens at am and closing times vary throughout the year.
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The nearest tube stations are Chalk Farm and Swiss Cottage. This whopping story skyscraper is one of the most recognized landmarks in London, and as you would imagine, the views from the Shard are pretty spectacular. The Shard is open daily from am and closing times changes throughout the year. The nearest tube station is London Bridge. At the top and feet above pavement level sits Vertigo 42, a champagne bar that offers some of the finest views out across the city.
You can book to enjoy champagne and tapas Monday to Saturday from noon until pm for lunch, and pm to pm for dinner. The restaurant is open until pm, and the nearest tube stations are Bank or Liverpool Street. Situated at Bishopsgate, Heron Tower is a meter skyscraper in the heart of the city.
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At the top are 2 highly-regarded eateries that both offer outstanding views of the city. The Duck and Waffle is an unusual take on traditional British food and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Sushi Samba offers Japanese, Brazilian, and Peruvian cuisine from noon until am. You can enjoy fabulous views across the river from the 8th floor of the Oxo Tower if you book a table in the rather swanky Harvey Nichols Restaurant, Brasserie or Bar. The lower floors offer shops and galleries for you to explore, and the Tower is just a short walk from Southwark or Blackfriars tube stations.
The restaurant is open from noon to pm daily. Visitors can climb steps up the dome to find The Whispering Gallery, which runs around the interior of the Dome, or go even higher to enjoy some of the most spectacular views over London from the Stone and Golden Galleries. The Emirates Air Line is a cable car link that will transport you across the River Thames offering exciting views over the capitol.
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From the designer boutiques of Bond Street to the cool and quirky stalls of Camden, London truly is a shopping mecca to suit all budgets. Great shops, malls, and markets can be found throughout the city, but here are some of the best. As eclectic as they come, Camden Market is home to secondhand clothing, furniture, and antique stalls, as well as fabulously funky food stalls, bars, and restaurants.
The market is open from am daily and is just a 5-minute walk from either Camden Town or Chalk Farm stations. From tiny trinkets to one-of-a-kind furnishings, Portobello Road Market has something for everyone.