Things to do in London in 2021

Things to do in London in 2021

Do you know how to improve your English and enjoy a city?

Here are our top recommendations for things to do in London in 2021 while practicing your English!

Level: Intermediate B1

-Enjoy food

London is a really vibrant city with a huge range of food offerings. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, supper, or snacks – you always need to think about food! Practice your reading skills by browsing the menu. Try out your communication skills by ordering your food by speaking – not just pointing at the menu or dish! You’ll have an opportunity to listen to a range of accents when the waiter or cashier asks you for any preferences, confirms your order and asks you to pay. There are cafés, restaurants, food trucks, food stalls, and takeaways on every street in London – you have a huge range to pick from!

-Walk around 

Now that we can go further, why not explore the city on foot? Some people love to follow a map, or guide. Improve your reading skills by researching locations in advance on the Internet, or in a travel guide book, and by using a map. It costs you nothing (except sore feet!) to wander around!

There are also many options of guided walking tours around London. Practice your listening skills by choosing an English speaking guide. These come at various price points, from completely free to a set ticket price paid in advance. If you don’t fancy walking, you could also try a cycling, canoeing or segway guided tour of London!

-Enjoy the green side of the city

When I moved to London, I was afraid that I was going to be stuck in a concrete jungle! However, I have been pleasantly surprised by how many green spaces there are in this sprawling capital city. Did you know that there are approximately 3,000 ‘public green spaces’ in London? From tiny squares with a couple of trees, to wide open spaces perfect for rambling, there are many options for those wanting a bit of fresh air and to be closer to nature.

Here is some vocabulary for things you might see in one of London’s parks. 

-Enjoy culture

If it’s a rainy day, or if you’d like to see some amazing culture, why not visit some of London’s museums or galleries. Museum Hack have a list of 139 museums to visit in London (see it here)! There are plenty of smaller places which tend to be less busy which complement the most popular locations. Some museums are enormous, and it could take days to see all the items on display! Why not try using the audio guides to learn more about the art or artefact that you are looking at, and to practice your listening skills!

-Study English

Last, but never least, you can improve your English with a course in a reputable accredited school in London! Here at Ingla School of English, our most popular courses are: General English courses – to work on all areas of your English; English for Speaking courses – to improve your communication skills; and Exam Preparation courses – if you’re getting ready for a particular language exam. Read more about our courses here

From our years of experience in language education, we know that it is vital for language learners to mix academic study with real-life scenarios to truly experience, enjoy and progress in learning English. This is why we love to show our students around London while they are studying with us! Read about some of the places we’ve been so far as part of our Enrichment programme here

 

So there you have it – our top recommendations of things to do in London in 2021! Which way will you explore this amazing city, and improve your English at the same time?

Learning Activity

What do each of the highlighted words from the blog mean?

Try to figure it out from the context of the sentences and words around them.

  1. Practice your reading skills by browsing the menu.
  2. It costs you nothing (except sore feet!) to wander around!
  3. I was afraid that I was going to be stuck in a concrete jungle
  4. I have been pleasantly surprised by how many green spaces there are in this sprawling capital city.
  5. …wide open spaces perfect for rambling
  6. There are plenty of smaller places which tend to be less busy which complement the most popular locations.
  7. Why not try using the audio guides to learn more about the art or artefact that you are looking at, and to practice your listening skills!
  8.  …you can improve your English with a course in a reputable accredited school in London!
  1. Practice your reading skills by browsing the menu. To browse = to look in a relaxed way
  2. It costs you nothing (except sore feet!) to wander around! To wander = to walk in a relaxed unplanned way
  3. I was afraid that I was going to be stuck in a concrete jungle! Noun: A place with many concrete buildings
  4. I have been pleasantly surprised by how many green spaces there are in this sprawling capital city. Adjective: wide and spreading
  5. …wide open spaces perfect for ramblingTo ramble = to walk for pleasure in nature
  6. There are plenty of smaller places which tend to be less busy which complement the most popular locations. To complement = to work well with something or someone else
  7. Why not try using the audio guides to learn more about the art or artefact that you are looking at, and to practice your listening skills! Noun: the downloadable or physical devices that play a description of items in a place of interest
  8.  …you can improve your English with a course in a reputable accredited school in London! Reputable (adjective) = having a good reputation. Accredited (adjective) = having awards, certificates or accreditations for good standards
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