Why do you have to chose London ?
First of all, London is the capital of UK. Imperial College is the equivalent of Ecole Polytechnique in UK so it’s interesting to compare both systems. The campus is lovely because it is near to Hyde Park.
We had two students at Imperial College to show us around the university and who invited us to a party the first day we arrived, a Tuesday. So we could create contact and have tips for our trip.
In other universities, they didn’t have these two students to help them, so they were like strangers in the university, not us.
In London, biggest museums are free so you can visit the morning and the afternoon and go out at night. As you can imagine, there are a lot of pubs, nightclubs with unbeliavable real Londoners ! You have to go there to understand what I’m saying. You can’t be bored !
Let’s talk about money. We got a flat in zone 1 for 15 pounds per day per person. It was an awesome flat with home-cinema, sofas, 2 bedrooms (for 6 persons), an american kitchen and a bathroom. We can send you the email adress of the landlord if you want ! Transports in London are quite expensive so you have to buy an travelcard (oyster card) for 2 weeks, it will cost 50 pounds but after that, London isn’t expensive. Food and beer prices are fine.
Don’t worry by the test at your return, it won’t be harder as usually and if you planned well your trip, it won’t be hard to catch up in tutorials : it is just one week.
And don’t forget, Olympic games will start the 26th of April !
Antoine, Pierre, Mallorie, Loic, Elise, Hadrien