11
Jun

London coffee culture



Coffee shop terrace in Central London

For a nation better known for its love of tea (we’re third in the world for consumption, behind Ireland and Turkey) the UK has a long and interesting relationship with that other hot, brown, caffeinated drink: coffee. We still don’t drink half as much of the stuff as the Dutch, but with the number of […]

21
Nov

Learn useful expressions in English 



As with every language, English speakers have a variety of expressions we use which can cause confusion to those learning. We’ve collected some of the staff at Avalon School’s favourites for you here. Try and use them next time you’re talking English!   Holiday blues       A type of sad mood that people get coming back […]

16
Nov

Football as a Religion



English football has its own lifestyle in UK. British people are massive fans of their teams and they love to spend time together while watching the match in a pub or a stadium. Five top Premier League football teams are based in London, so we also have a thriving football culture.   Football was born […]

9
Nov

Getting Around London



Getting around London can seem a bit daunting to begin with but we have access to a whole host of fantastic public transport links! We’ve included them here with a guide on prices and how to buy tickets. 1. Oyster Cards One cannot say London transport without mentioning the Oyster card. It is a plastic […]

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