It’s no secret, AMO is longing to help you secure a clinical experience in London! We recently launched four clinical experiences through our partnership with Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in the U.K. These experiences are incredibly immersive and have significant affiliations. Another plus? The location!

As the capital of the U.K., London is always bustling. The area has plenty of tourist attractions and authentic European experiences, which can make your time there as fun as it is educational. To show you what we mean, we pulled together some of the best places to see, things to do, and foods to eat in the area. Continue reading below for AMO’s complete guide to London.


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Places to See


      • The British Museum

The British Museum has all the name entails. The museum’s collection follows British history through works of art, literature, and other artifacts. Like most museums, it offers return visitors something new with its rotating featured exhibitions. Want to visit the museum but tight on money? That’s okay; it’s completely free!


      • The Tate Modern

Britain’s national art gallery, the Tate Modern, is one of the most significant contemporary art museums in the world. The museum is housed in a refurbished electricity generation station, giving the space its unique, iconic look. To get primed for your visit, consider checking out this list of the museum’s most unique pieces. These are the ones you don’t want to miss if you decide to spend an afternoon at the Tate.


      • Kensington Gardens

One out of eight royal outdoor spaces, Kensington Gardens, spans over 200 acres. It was once a private space used by the royal family and later opened to the public. The area is home to a statue of Peter Pan, a 7-mile walking path, and a playground for children, which is dedicated to Princess Diana. If Kensington Garden doesn’t sound like a dream, perhaps you should consider checking out one of the other Royal Gardens.



Things to Do


      • Ride the London Eye

Also known as the Millenium Wheel, the London Eye is the tallest observation wheel in all of Europe. At just shy of 450 ft tall, those who sit in one of the wheel’s 32 capsules can see all of London from a bird’s eye view. For a price of 27.50 GPB, visitors can select a time slot to enjoy a 30-minute ride on the Eye.


      • Shop at Portobello Road Market

A popular tourist spot, Portobello Road Market, is far from boring. The Market is on Portobello Road and made of a multitude of tents selling everything from clothing to fresh produce. On occasion, visitors can enjoy music from live bands.


      • Listen to Live Music in Camden

Speaking of live music, if that’s your thing, you might enjoy taking a trip North to Camden. Thought of as the most “alternative” area of London, Camden is home to plenty of live music venues, some of which have hosted music greats like Pink Floyd and The Doors. If you find yourself in Camden in the evenings, be sure to check out who is playing at The Roundhouse, The Jazz Café, or The Dublin Castle.



Foods to Eat


      • A Slice of Victoria Sponge Cake

If you love to bake, you have probably seen an episode of The Great British Baking Show in which contestants are tested on their ability to make a Victoria sponge cake. This cake can make it or break it for the show’s contestants as the cake has serious ties to England’s history. The yellowcake, which is comprised of two layers and a slather of jam between, is said to have been a favorite of Queen Victoria’s. Go ahead, give yourself the royal treatment, try a slice! The best place to indulge? Definitely Hummingbird Bakery.


      • The Full English Breakfast

There is no arguing that the English do breakfast right. The full English Breakfast is somewhat of an icon if not for the size of the meal, then for its emphasis on filling proteins and starches. The meal generally includes bacon, sausage, eggs, beans, black pudding, and toast. As with many dishes, its components may vary based on where you dine; click here for some of the most common English Breakfast variations. If you want the standard English Breakfast, consider eating at the Regency Café. It’s been around for nearly a century and is a favorite for Londoners.


      • Pub Grub and a Beer to Wash it Down

In London, pubs tend to be stomping ground for locals. Historically famous pubs like The Mayflower are a great location for people watching and offer even better food. Popular pub munchies include scotch eggs, beer sticks, sausage rolls, and pork buns. If you are of age and enjoy the occasional drink, you might consider ordering a pint of beer. You’ll fit right in as it is the chosen drink for most Londoners.



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