Great Britain | London
City | Internship | Language course | Accommodation
Manuel N. did an internship with us in London:“Living in London has been incredible! I got to know wonderful people and I have achieved personal and professional experience. London is a great city”
London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. London is one of the world's major businesses, political and cultural centres. Well known as well as the former capital of the British Empire, London is a leader in international finance, politics, communications, entertainment, fashion and the arts and has considerable influence worldwide. London is one of the world's major global cities (along with New York City, Tokyo and Paris).
This beautiful city is the most populous city of the European Union with an estimated population of 7.5 million and a metropolitan area population of between 12 and 14 million. London's population includes an extremely diverse range of peoples, cultures, and religions, making it one of the most cosmopolitan, vibrant and energetic cities on earth. London's inhabitants are referred to as a Londoner. Initially it was a Roman city known as Londinium. Over 300 languages are spoken in London, making it the most linguistically diverse city in the world.
Long parades of great historical epochs, from Roman to Medieval to Victorian, have imprinted themselves upon this grand, meandering city. Some favourite landmarks include the great National Gallery just off legendary Trafalgar Square, the stately Regency mansions, the warmth and culture of Covent Garden and the amazing Piccadilly Circus and the Cockney East End. London's status as the Capital has never been granted or confirmed officially - by statute or in written form. However, this city is the symbol of the British Crown and British customs recognised all around the world.
London is the home of many global organisations, institutions and companies, and as such retains its leading role in world affairs. This British city is a major tourist destination and an international transportation hub. It has many important buildings and iconic landmarks, including world-famous museums, theatres, concert halls, galleries, airports, sports stadiums and palaces.
London is a major centre for international business and commerce and is one of three "command centres" for the world economy. London's success as a service industry and business centre can be attributed to factors such as English being the native and dominant language of business, its former position as the capital of the British Empire, close relationship with the U.S. and various countries in Asia. A strong manufacturing base still thrives in London because of its geographic location and access to huge markets, its large science and knowledge base, its physical assets, its diversity and its role as a centre of design and creative industries. London's largest industry remains finance, and its financial exports make it a large contributor to the UK's balance of payments. Over 300,000 people are employed in financial services in London. Along with professional services, media companies are concentrated in London and the media distribution industry is London's second most competitive sector. Tourism is one of London's prime industries and London is the world's most popular city for international visitors. Formerly the largest port in the world, the Port of London is currently the third-largest in the United Kingdom, handling 50 million tonnes of cargo each year.
As you can see there are almost limitless opportunities for internships-4U to arrange an internship for you in London.