3 things I love about London

By: Abigail Sekyere

1. I really loved how walkable London was. My friends and I would often walk around to places that we wished to go because everything was pretty close in proximity to one another. We would walk more than 30 minutes to a place. Walking was also great because we got to see many things on our way to a particular destination. The CIEE center is in a great location near many of the main tourist attractions in London. For that reason, it's so important to have good walking shoes! This made walking much easier and enjoyable too!

london flowers

2. There are so many parks! I’m originally from New York City but love green spaces. There was a park almost everywhere. I could type in ‘park near me’ and would always find parks within a 1 to 2 mile radius. The parks in London were also large and had lots of trails, benches, and fields of grass. The parks were a nice escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. In the midst of Oxford Street, a very busy street in London, is one of my favorite parks, Hyde Park. Hyde Park is a huge park that serves as a great place to bike ride, read a book or take a stroll!

london tube

3. It's so diverse! London was very diverse and was a melting pot in its own regards. There was a diversity of people, cultures, traditions etc. I’ve met so many locals and had conversations with people from all types of backgrounds and places. I tried so many new foods and dishes as well. This really helped enrich my experience abroad because I got to experience cultures and experiences different from my own!