The Intern Group Blog: 7 reasons why London is the best city for your international internship

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BUNAC's Intern in Britain Placement Partner, the Intern Group, are experts in sending young motivated people to intern abroad in wondrous capital cities - and there's few that can compare to London's magic. Check out their reasons why England's capital is an unbeatable city when it comes to getting the best internship and cultural experience.

  1. It's one of the world's most important financial centers. England's capital city boasts the largest economy in Europe. The metropolitan area generates some 30% of the total GDP in the United Kingdom! Finance is the city's number one industry which explains why it is known as one of the world's financial centers. 
  2. It's a haven for diversity. More languages are spoken in England's capital than any other city in the world - impressive, right? London is also home to thousands of cultural events every year, including over 15,000 music performances and hundreds of festivals. Notting Hill Carnival is one of the city's favorite events, which remains Europe's biggest street festival. Live comedy fans will love London as the city is known to book the funniest acts in the world. 
  3. It's bursting at the seams with museums. Interns in London have the opportunity to explore some of the best museums in the world during their internship abroad. They'll have the chance to see a huge variety of incredible historical and cultural pieces from the world over. Take the British Museum, for example. This is one of the world's oldest museums and interns will be able to see the Rosetta Stone. The V&A is the place to go for interns dying to see Britain's most decorative arts. Make sure to also check out the Natural History Museum and the Tate Modern.
  4. It's home to some of the world's most popular and iconic characters. From Sherlock Holmes to Harry Potter, some of the world's most beloved literary characters were dreamt up by English authors. Interns in London will have the opportunity to visit places they've read about in their favorite books.
  5.  It's always tea time. Afternoon tea is one of the most beloved English traditions. There is no problem that can't be solved by "putting the kettle on" in England. London interns must experience an authentic afternoon tea during their time abroad. The experience involves tucking into pastries, sandwiches and scones - and of course the tea!
  6. It's home to one of the world's most loved Royal families. To this day the Queen and her family continue to play a crucial role in modern British culture. Kate, Wills, George, Charlotte and the expected baby are not only followed religiously by the British press and public, but also by the Global media. 
  7. London is influential in everything. As far back as the 1400s, England has had a legal and cultural influence on countries and cultures all over the world. It's hardly surprising given that it's the motherland of the world's most widely spoken language. 

Inspired to intern abroad in London? Want to find out more about the Intern Group? Check out the Intern Group on our Intern in Britain Placement Companies page.