Location – Why Study English in London?

  • Sir Christopher Wren had originally wanted to put a stone pineapple at the top of the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral. He saw them as “a symbol of peace, prosperity and hospitality”.
  • London was the first city to reach a population of more than one million, in 1811.
  • Big Ben is the bell, not the clock tower. It chimes in the key of E.

"No Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.”

Samuel Johnson. Lexicographer, poet, essayist and biographer. 1709-1784.


London is the most visited city in the world and is at the heart of it all – history, culture, business, fashion & the arts. It is a vibrant multicultural metropolis than really does have something for everyone.

Adventurous modern architecture sits alongside some of the most iconic historical buildings on the planet.  Rolling green parks and commons are only minutes away from the busiest shopping street in Europe. Opera & stage performances take place in some of the most opulent houses & theatres while the world’s best live & electronic music scene thrives in gritty underground clubs & seminal venues.

The U.K. capital is the world’s number one destination to study English for career purposes, academic requirements or as a fun way to meet people from all over the world.

Chartam offers a unique opportunity for English students of all ages at our £100 million purpose-built campus in Colindale. Whatever your level of English and learning goals, we will help you on your journey to success.

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