Discovering London: Food and Theater

Krysten Cooper is a student at Michigan Technological University and an ISA Featured Blogger. Krysten is currently studying abroad with ISA in London, England.

In my first few days here, the ISA staff has taken me all around the vast city of London. No matter where we go, they have no shortage of information to share, especially when it comes to the goings-on of London.

Where are good places to get food to cook in my apartment?

If something more conventional is needed, there are a lot of chain grocery stores in London. One of these, the co-operative, is a great choice for study abroad students. With a large selection of fresh, ready made meals and a post office inside, it’s a quick place to get everything you need.

A nearby co-operative
A nearby co-operative

If you have more time on your hands, however, then the Borough Market is well worth the time. The market is a huge outdoor farmers market. The vendors go on and on, along with their delicious smells and unique sales calls. Although it’s easy to visit the market for sight-seeing, the shopping there is also excellent as there are many fresh and unique items to be found.

What’s something London has that can’t be found many other places?

Theater. This is an integral part of London and seeing performances of plays or musicals is something locals partake in often. It’s not surprising since there are many different venues and ticket deals across the city. One of these, TKTS, releases new tickets to shows each day at half their selling price at the theater. To get good seats you need to queue up early, but the reward is well worth it.

TKTS booth in Leicester Square
TKTS booth in Leicester Square

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