7 Things To Do In London As An International Intern

For the adventure-seeking intern, there’s no better place to satisfy your travel bug than London. In terms of attractions, London has everything to offer! As one of the most popular destinations in Europe for travelers and professionals, it is also extremely central, making it easy to explore nearby cities and countries. From historic monuments and modern architecture to the thriving underground music scene; from museums to cool bars and restaurants, you’ll struggle fitting everything in.

Here are the top things to do in London as an international intern:

Buckingham Palace

The world-famous Buckingham Palace is the London residence of the British monarchy. It has been the principal royal residence since 1837, when Queen Victoria was the first monarch to reside there. The palace is a must-see stop on your list of things to do in London, and makes for a great photo op!

Big Ben

Although the clock and tower are commonly referred to as Big Ben, the name Big Ben actually refers to the bell of the clock at the end of the Palace of Westminster. This clock stands as an iconic symbol of London and is well worth a visit.


The Houses of Parliament

This is what the House of Commons and the House of Lords, are most commonly referred to. They meet in the Palace of Westminster on the River Thames.

World Class Shopping

London is home to some of the world’s best shopping districts. Oxford Street is Europe’s busiest shopping area, and, covering a distance of 1 mile, it is also the UK’s longest shopping street. Even if you are just there to window shop, this is a must see area. Interns can browse popular UK stores such as Selfridges, Harrods ad Hamleys.

Explore London’s Pubs and Restaurants

As the United Kingdom’s capital city, London is home to a wide range of unique bars and restaurants. Get to know the city’s international culture while sampling some world-class cuisine! From “Bounce Ping Pong,” a ping-pong restaurant that serves up pizza and friendly competition, to the Dog & Duck, a true English classic, it won’t be difficult to find an exciting venue for a night out in London.



Tower of London

This historic castle, which is located on the north bank of the River Thames, was built in 1066. It was originally used as a Royal Residence, but its most famous use was as a prison. It held such historical figures as Anne Boleyn and Guy Fawkes.

The London Eye

This is the 135 meter tall, giant Ferris wheel located on the south bank of the River Thames. From it’s lofty height you will have a panoramic view of London’s skyline from which you can admire the amalgam of history and modernity.


Apply now for an international internship and explore all that London has to offer!



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John Monahan

Before joining The Intern Group in 2014, John held senior positions in the investment operations field, including Senior Manager for Investment Application Services at Liberty Mutual (one of the USA’s largest insurance companies), and AVP at Bank of New York-Mellon. John holds a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree from Harvard University with a field of study in Economics, which he earned while working full-time. A travel enthusiast, John has visited over 30 countries, and believes deeply in the value of international experiences as a lever for educational, professional, and personal growth.
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