City Information

Now what? You’ve gone through all that information to help prepare you for the UK, and so what’s next?

KEEP EXPLORING! The more you read-up on the cities you will be visiting, the more you will get out of your time abroad! Remember to bounce back to Module 1 as well as Module 2 for England and Module 2 for Scotland of this online pre-departure information any time.

Here are a few more helpful resources for the three cities you will be visiting soon!



A vast and vibrant city situated on the River Thames in South-East England, London remains one of the world’s leading global cities. London is the capital of England and the United Kingdom, as well as the largest city in Western Europe and the European Union. It is an international capital of culture, music, education, fashion, politics, finance, and trade.

London’s famous underground makes it easy to travel around the city; along with London’s train and bus systems, you can access almost anything in minutes. Tour the Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, and any of London’s numerous clubs and pubs.

Home to many  attractions, London contains an impressive shopping, theater, and film district. Be sure to check out Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the Olympic stadium, and the London Symphony.

If you’re looking for things to do in town, try checking Time Out.  This great resource compiles events happening in your town including theater and the arts, film, music and nightlife, etc.

Dining out is one of the great privileges and London has an endless array to choose from. We understand that you can be on a budget to so it would be great to visit  The Best Cheap Eats in London.

Check out this video about the Borough Market in London.


Find out more about Newcastle by exploring these websites:


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Edinburgh has been the capital city of Scotland since at least the 15th century and is home to almost 500,000 people. Because of this, the city boasts many national institutions, including the National Museums of Scotland, the National Library of Scotland, and the Scottish National Galleries.

Edinburgh is divided into Old Town and New Town and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are plenty of historical sites to check out, including Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, and many churches.

The city is compact enough to get around on foot or by bike. To walk across town from St Mary’s Cathedral to the train station takes about 15 minutes.

Looking for things to do? Check out these sites: