Rooftop Bars and Cinemas in London

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Contrary to Game of Thrones “Summer is coming”, and as someone who might not like being inside all the time and may also like to go out for a drink or to see a film, I thought about giving you some ideas about rooftop bars and cinemas to visit in London over the warmer months!

Queen of Hoxton – Rooftop Bar and Cinema in Shoreditch

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The Queen of Hoxton is one of the most famous clubs in Shoreditch. I myself have been there a few times now and always had a perfectly good time. While the drinks may not be the cheapest in London they don’t make that big of a dent in one’s finances either. The club itself has two floors + the rooftop bar and all of them play different kinds of music so there should be a floor with good music for everyone. The rooftop cinema usually has screenings from Sunday to Tuesday at 9 pm starting at the beginning of May.
Where: Queen of Hoxton, 1-5 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3JX
Website: http://queenofhoxton.com/
View cinema programme: https://rooftopfilmclub.com/london/venue/queen-of-hoxton/

Roof East – Rooftop Bar and Cinema in Stratford

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This season, Londoners can get an extra helping of fun as Roof East opens its doors earlier than ever before. It’s an explosion of brightly coloured backdrops, quirky visuals and non-stop fun- every Instagrammer’s dream- all teamed with a selection of delectable drinks and an assortment of the best rooftop games around (including Curling, Bowling, Shuffling, Cornhole, Jenga, Table Tennis, Foosball or Table-top Curling and many more). The rooftop cinema screenings usually happen from Tuesday to Sunday at 8.30 pm starting at the beginning of May.
Where: Roof East, 45a Broadway, London E15 1XD
Website: http://www.roofeast.com/
View cinema programme: https://rooftopfilmclub.com/london/venue/roof-east/

Bussey Building – Rooftop Bar and Cinema in Peckham

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Perched atop the iconic Bussey Building, Bussey Rooftop Bar literally stands above the rest as the highest drinking hot spot in Peckham, offering delicious cocktails, seasonal bites and unrivalled 360-degree views of London’s dazzling skyline. Screenings at the rooftop cinema can usually be attended from Tuesday to Sunday at 8.30 pm starting at the beginning of May.
Where: Bussey Building, 133 Rye Ln, London, SE15 4ST
Website: https://busseyrooftopbar.com/
View Cinema Programme: https://rooftopfilmclub.com/london/venue/bussey-building/

Prince of Wales – Rooftop Bar in Brixton

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The Prince of Wales pub & POW forms a large music venue with two-tier outdoor roof terrace in Brixton. A great location for late night drinking and dancing.
“The best outdoor terrace in London’ you’ll find the sounds of sunset then the night – every weekend!” says Time Out Magazine.
Where: The Prince of Wales & POW, 467-469 Brixton Road, London, SW9 8HH
Website: https://pow-london.com/

Sky Garden – Botanic Garden high above the City of London

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While this is not exactly a rooftop bar because it’s not on top of the roof, Sky Garden has a fantastic view over the London skyline being located on the 35th floor of 20 Fenchurch Street Building. Enjoy yourself and some drinks in this botanical garden high above all the noise of the City of London. I would recommend booking a time slot in advance. Visiting is always free but with a booked time slots (which also costs nothing) so you can be sure that they let you in as only a certain amount of people can be up there at a time.
Where: Sky Garden, 20 Fenchurch St, London EC3M 8AF
Website: https://skygarden.london/sky-garden

The Garden at 120

Last but not least, The Garden at 120 a new addition to the crayon box. A new mid-level roof garden on Fenchurch Street. This suspended pocket park lives 15 floors high, atop One Fen Court. And the best bit? It’s completely free. No pre-booking necessary, just turn up and ride the lift up.

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The roof garden offers 360-degree views, but as it’s only 15 floors high, some pesky neighbouring skyscrapers are unfortunately in the way.

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Where: 10 Fenchurch Avenue, EC3M 5BN. Nearest stations are Aldgate and Monument.

Summer opening times: between 1 April – 30 September (Monday to Friday 10:00hrs – 21:00hrs). Winter opening times: between 1 October – 31 March (Monday to Friday 10:00hrs – 18:30hrs).

Where: Sky Garden, 20 Fenchurch St, London EC3M 8AF.

Website: https://www.thegardenat120.com/#content/page/visitor_info

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Living and Working in London-An Intern’s View

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Hello everyone, my name is Anh Viet, I am 25 years old, and I am doing an apprenticeship as an Administrative Assistant at the Senate Department for Interior and Sports in Berlin, Germany to become a Public Servant.

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In my vocational school, I am taking part in the language project, that means I have more English lessons, and in exchange, I can do an Erasmus+internship in Europe for 5 months. Before I came to London, we had a lot of exams and it was necessary to pass them all. I would like to say thank you to my class teacher for giving me the opportunity to do an internship in London at Tti School of English in Camden Town.

One of my first challenges was to find affordable accommodation in London, it is not an easy thing to do and I was afraid of being scammed. In the end, I found a room on Airbnb, located in Holloway, very close to Camden Town, I just need to walk 30 minutes to work, very convenient and I won’t be late!
I always get very excited about going abroad for a long period of time and this was one of the best decisions I have ever made! Everyone here is so kind, friendly and helpful. Surprisingly, I love London and British cuisine.
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My work time is from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm with one-hour lunchtime and my basic tasks at work are to assist with students arrivals on Mondays, put the new student details into the database, print student cards, class lists, registers, timetables, the starters list, the social programme sign up sheets and prepare the E-learning platform and the attendance letter for the students. Furthermore, I correct and update level tests, put the attendance of the students at the end of the week in the database and do some social media tasks.
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During my time here at the Tti School, I made a lot of good friends, we did many many many activities almost every day, especially at the weekend. Sometimes it exhausting, but thanks to them, I have seen and discovered so many different places in the UK and London.
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Thank you so much for reading my first blog, I hope you enjoyed it!
Thanks so much, Anh Viet! To find out more about our school please visit www.ttischool.com

 

How to make the most of your first days in London!

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On this blog, Christian our 30+ student from Switzerland, share his advice about how to get the most of your first days in London!

“Hello, my name is Christian, and I recently studied at Tti School for 10 weeks. I would like to share some advice to enjoy this amazing city when you are studying here.

If it is your first day in London you should start with a full English breakfast. It is served in lots of pubs and restaurants around and will fill you to the brim with grilled bacon, cumberland full-english-pagesausage, free-range eggs, slow-roasted thyme tomato, baked beans, roasted mushrooms, black pudding and toast, all for around £10.

After filling your belly, why not visit the Tate Modern? Even if you are not interested in art, this modern art gallery is impressive! The building is close to the Millenium Bridge and you can go to the top floor of the Blavatnik Building where there is an open viewing terrace and it is free. It boasts spectacular 360-degree views of the London Skyline. Enjoy a drink and snacks from the bar as you look across the River Thames, St Paul’s Cathedral, and as far as Canary Wharf and Wembley Stadium. The view over the city of London is overwhelming.

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Why not explore one of the many markets in London? By this time of the day, you should be feeling hungry. I would recommend walking 10 minutes from the Tate Modern to Borough Market and try delicious free samples. Part of the fun is wandering around, gawking at fresh and strange ingredients, and scouting out prices and quality, so take your time before buying!

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How about a 20 minutes walk to discover Tower Bridge and Tower of London? Unique and beautiful, Tower Bridge is an icon of the London skyline and is definitely a must-have picture or video any visitor to London will want to take home.

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If it is getting dark how about a breathtaking view of London by night from the London Eye? At that time, It is not so crowded and you do not have to queue to get on. Students save over 40% on London Eye tickets, only available when you book online! It is £16.00, but if you london_eye2like London by night, it is worth it and of course, you will be able to see the lit up Big Ben very clearly. You should finish your day with a tasty pizza and a pint in a traditional English pub! 

 

 

On the next day, you should start early, have a coffee near Piccadilly and try a jam croissant or a pancake. Then go shopping, but today not at a market, go instead to Oxford Street. There are lots of shops and the famous Selfridges department store with over 300 stores inside.

If you aren’t exhausted from walking up and down the streets, you could visit Madame Tussauds near Baker Street, also where Sherlock Holmes used to live.

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After that, you can walk and cross Regent’s Park to reach the huge Camden Market. Don’t get confused, this market has a lot of narrow streets and alleys and it’s impossible to experience C503E2B3-5F45-4B94-A2EB-D90CE6996565the entire market by your first visit. From street art to souvenirs, music and food Camden has a unique and vibrant atmosphere, the best of the best is that Tti School is only 5 minutes walking distance from here!

 

 

 

 

 

Go out of the crowded market and walk to Primrose Hill. It’s located on the north of Regent’s Park and you can get a great view of the skyline of London.

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On your last evening, you must experience one of many musicals and plays, even if you don’t understand so much English. There are always stunning actors and great live orchestras.

After those strenuous days have a beer or eat something in an atmospheric pub.”

Thank you so much Christian for these amazing recommendations! For more details about our 30+ Course please visit our website http://www.ttischool.com