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4 Myths About Studying in London

April 19, 2018

Thinking about studying in London? As an international student you might never have been to the UK before, let alone visited London. So it’s only natural that you will have done some research into the city. However, we’ve noticed that there are a lot of myths online about studying in London.

If you’re thinking about studying in London, we’re here to clear things up for you. Take a look at some of the myths we’re debunking.

London has no green space

Despite London being a bustling city with many tall buildings it actually has a lot of greenery too! There are so many different parks to explore and discover – all in varying sizes. There’s Hyde Park, Regent Park, St James’s Park and Greenwich park just to name a few! Students may find London’s greenery and parks a welcome break from city life where things tend to be a bit quieter. In the summer, London’s parks are a great place to study and get some fresh air.

It rains all the time in London

The UK in general is thought of as particularly rainy. And there is some truth to that. But if you actually compare the amount of rainfall in London with other cities around the world, you might be surprised at the results. London was actually named as the UK’s driest city with 557mm of rain each year and 109 annual rainy days. London also has less average yearly rainfall than other cities too such as Milan, Zurich, New York, Amsterdam and Paris.

People in London are not friendly

London is often portrayed as a cold city with unwelcoming people but that couldn’t be further from the truth. British people in general are extremely friendly and London is such a diverse and multicultural city that there’s so many different people that you’re going to encounter. Don’t listen to the rumours, people in London are friendly!

London is the most expensive city in the world

London has a reputation for being expensive. And it is an expensive city, especially for students. However it is not the most expensive city in the world. It’s actually around the 5th most expensive city in the world behind the likes of Boston, Chicago, New York and San Francisco. So whilst it’s by no means a cheap place to live, there are definitely more expensive places to study!

If you’d like to find out more about studying in London, contact us at IEC Abroad. Our study abroad specialists can help you find the perfect university for you