Experience London - London 1

Whatever your interests are, you will be able to enjoy yourself here. A famous English writer summed it up nicely when he wrote "A man who is tired of London is tired of life". While you are here, we will help you as much as we can to enjoy your time, so do ask any of the staff for their recommendations. 

Our Social Programme

Make the most of your stay and join your colleagues for a relaxed evening in London. There are activities to suit a range of interests.

Attractions & Tours

A lifetime in London is not enough to see everything, but we help you here to make the most of your time in the capital.

Local Area Map - HPG

Download a local area map of Holland Park Gardens Centre which shows locations of nearby pubs, cafés, hotels, shops and stations.

Local Area Map - WS

Download a local area map of Westcroft Square Centre which shows locations of nearby pubs, cafés, DIGS student residence, cinemas, shops and stations.


London really comes alive at night with thousands of bars and clubs. Explore the nightlife and see how Londoners party!

Sport & Keeping Fit

Here you can find all information about health and sports clubs in the local area.

Shopping & Markets

Find all of London's best shopping spots including Europe's largest inner-city shopping centre close by. London also offers colourful markets for food, fashion, antiques, flowers and more.


Explore some of London's many famous parks and gardens including the one located close to our centre - Holland Park Gardens.

Music & Theatre

From classical to modern, London has something for everyone.

Travel & Transport

Information on travelling around London and how to keep your fares as low as possible by using the Oystercard system.

Restaurants & Pubs

London has over 6000 restaurants! Also pubs are central to our social culture, from a quiet drink after class to a great night out. We list here some of the best local places to eat and drink for all budgets and tastes.

Museums & Galleries

You can find different museums and a huge choice of galleries in London. 
And the best of all - a lot of them are for free!

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Language tips and blog

Use our Language Talk page to help build your vocabulary, skills and knowledge.

Language talk

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