Have you been living in London for quite some time but you have now recently made the decision to move to another region or another country all together for school? Moving away for school gives students a chance to experience different cultures, learn a new language, explore different architecture and history and can be one of the most enlightening experiences of their lives.
But before you pack up and leave London, here are the top things you will absolutely want to do.
Get a Picture with a Palace Guard
While this one may sound a little silly let’s face it, getting a picture with a Palace Guard is a fabulous photo opportunity. It’s the kind of picture you can keep forever, and may even decide to frame at some point.
Book a Themed Tour
What’s amazing is that you can live in London your whole life and not realise just how little you know about the city. In fact, sometimes tourists can know more about London and its various areas. So why not walk in the shoes of a tourist and book a themed tour before you leave? You can pick something fun, unique, historic, or off the beaten path. You’ll find an array of walking, cycling, and bus tours to take part in.
The East End in particular has some really unique tours such as the Street Art Tour of Brick Lane or the Jack the Ripper Tour.
Enjoy an Exceptional Dining Experience
Most people tend to have a handful of favourite restaurants in the city and while that is fine, sometimes you miss out on others. Why not make it a goal to eat in a Michelin starred restaurant before you leave and have an exceptional dining experience?
Explore London’s Music Scene
London is well known for its music scene not just in the UK but all around the world. While there is nothing wrong with catching local bands at a pub, why not venture out of your comfort zone and attend a West End musical or even an opera performance?
Leave Plenty of Time for Packing
It’s pretty easy to get wrapped up in all the fun things on your “to do” list, but don’t forget you also want to leave plenty of time for packing. What you pack will of course depend on the type of student accommodation you will be moving into and the region/country you will attend school in.
Let’s say for example you have picked the beautiful and historic area of Coimbra in Portugal. This area’s academic history dates back to the 13th century, so there is a real focus on university here. You can find companies such as Collegiate who offer student accommodation in Coimbra that is meant to provide all the important amenities and conveniences, just as you would have back in London. Because of that, you will likely find you don’t have to pack quite as much as you thought you would.
A Bittersweet Goodbye
As you tick off all the items on your must-do list before you leave, it can end up feeling like a very bittersweet goodbye. London is certainly a spectacular city filled with incredible experiences for all.