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Old 25.07.2006, 18:33
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Question for anyone who has lived in UK.

I may take a month trip to UK Aug. 29-Sept. 25 for a CELTA certificate, since it appears it will be more accredited here than my TEFL certificate for teaching English. Anyways, is there a good site for events in London area around this time or does anyone have suggestions on what I should do/see on weekends? Also how much should I bring for 4 weeks worth of food?
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Re: Question for anyone who has lived in UK.

you could try time out for the entertainment etc - I am tragically out of touch with what food costs in the UK these days.

depending on your interests I would really recommend doing lots of the galleries - a lot of them are free now - places like Tate Modern, National Portrait Gallery etc.
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Old 25.07.2006, 23:06
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Re: Question for anyone who has lived in UK.

I second heather's Time Out suggestion. It also covers 'things to do' and you will be more than swamped with options. There is also a regular print version which is handy.

Roughly, and this is sure to bring up objections, IMHO, it is as expensive there as it is here...at least in central London.
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Re: Question for anyone who has lived in UK.

The "What can I do in London question" is to large to be answered here. Use the net searches.

As regards food : if you are talking Central London:

Alcohol : Zürich prices
Food, retaurants: about Zürich*80%
Takeaway, or cheap eats : Zürich*70%+

The key point is that the choice is much wider, and so you can find better value and what you really really want.

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I may take a month trip to UK Aug. 29-Sept. 25 for a CELTA certificate, since it appears it will be more accredited here than my TEFL certificate for teaching English. Anyways, is there a good site for events in London area around this time or does anyone have suggestions on what I should do/see on weekends? Also how much should I bring for 4 weeks worth of food?
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Re: Question for anyone who has lived in UK.

Hi Gurutalon, I hope you have a really good time in London. A friend and I do the London challenge and try to take a break in London for as cheap as possible! Its always great fun to do the maximum entertainment for the minimum cost. I even got a travelodge hotel for 45 pounds for 2 nights and took a suitcase full of food that could be made by being boiled in a kettle. Yes, I know this is an extreme case but the point is London does not have to be expensive with a bit of imagination and forethought.

A great site is http://www.londontourist.org/free.html the Opera house does free midday concerts that are just wonderful and the red buses will take you everywhere and there are websites that give you the bus numbers which will enable you to take in all the sights of London for a £2.50 bus ticket.

Another thought is booking things online before you go... it saves you a small fortune, especially the London Eye. Shop around on the net for prices, they do vary, I was quoted from £16.00 to £26.00 for a family ticket so dont go with the first price you see.

The British Library http://www.bl.uk/ has free exhibitions and many things of interest.

This is just from the top of my head but there are many many more things to do... Greenwich markets can be accessed via a boat trip and sell the most wonderful and unusual goods and its a nice trip there and back too!

Hope you have a good time...
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