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UK Culture

Experience Student Life

UK Culture

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British culture has its roots within the United Kingdom‘s rich historical past, the people and the four countries — England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland — that it’s made up of each with their very own distinctive traditions and customs.

British traditions and social norms are very distinctive. One of the vital thing to know before going to any nation is what their cultural and social norms are. As an international student from another nation, it’s possible you’ll be clueless. We’ll introduce you right here every thing you should know in regards to the British culture and traditions.

Art and culture

London’s Tate Modern  and the National Gallery  are two of the UK’s most well-known artwork places. The Tate hosts sell-out shows and has an impressive everlasting collection, whereas the National Gallery is home to paintings dating from the 13th to the 19th centuries. Look out for a lot of smaller galleries in London, together with short-term exhibitions from world-renowned artists.

In Scotland, go to Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Art Gallery . Over time, the gallery has showcased a variety of exhibits – from artwork that depicts Glaswegian life to Italian sketchings.

In northern England, try the Lowry  in Salford. The gallery, which specialises in modern and contemporary artwork, displays many media together with images, design and prints.

Theatre and performing arts

The UK has a vibrant performing arts heritage, with theatres that includes conventional plays in addition to new, up to date productions – from Shakespeare and opera to world-famous musicals and modern dance.


The restaurant scene within the UK is prospering, and increasingly diverse – persons are becoming more adventurous and keen on meals from all over the world. Consequently you’ll discover eating places to suit each taste, mood and budget.

Pubs and bars

Pubs are common social locations for a lot of university and school students within the UK. You don’t have to drink alcohol to go to a pub – you’ll find plenty of non-alcoholic drinks on offer, and lots of pubs even have meals and leisure such as karaoke, football match screenings or pub quizzes (weekly events where you compete as a group).

Live music

A number of the world’s largest music venues are within the UK, such as the O2 Area in London and the world-famous Glastonbury festival, however many world-renowned artists and bands also play at UK universities and colleges, and small bars and cafés usually host live music and dancing. 


Nearly each city has a cinema with feature movies (motion pictures) from all over the world. Hollywood releases will probably be straightforward to search out, however main cities even have cinemas specialising in international and independent movies, and universities usually have a ‘student cinema’ that shows movies on campus at student-friendly costs

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