London

London Bridge

LONDON

London is one of the world’s greatest cities. The city’s influence in politics, education, entertainment, media, fashion, the arts and culture in general contributes to its global position.London possesses four World Heritage Sites and is home to a wide range of people, cultures, and religions. More than 300 languages are spoken within the city.The city has always combined the past with the present; Big Ben, London Eye, the Millennium Bridge and Buckingham Palace are the architectural wonders that adorn the city. London is home to many museums, galleries, and other institutions which are major tourist attractions as well as playing a important role in research.

Population:
7.5 million

Weather:
London has a temperate marine climate like much of the British Isles, so the city rarely sees extremely high or low temperatures. Summers are warm with average high temperatures of 21 ?C – 24 ?C and lows of 11 ?C – 14 ?C.Winters in London are chilly, but rarely below freezing with daytime highs around 8 ?C – 12 ?C. While spring have mild days and cool evenings. Unlike the rest of the country, London is relatively dry but has generally light precipitation throughout the year. Snow only falls a few days in the year

Newspapers:
Daily Telegraph
www.telegraph.co.uk

Transportation:
The public transport network, administered by Transport for London, is the most extensive in the world, London Heathrow Airport is the world’s busiest airport by number of international passengers and the airspace is the busiest of any city in the world. London was named by New York Magazine as the capital of the world for the 21st century. The centerpiece of the public transport network is the London Underground (or The Tube), it is one of the oldest, longest, and most expansive metro systems in the world. It also has a good bus network which runs 24 hours a day.
Job Opportunities:
London is a major centre for international business and commerce and is one of three “command centers” for the world economy. It is claimed to have the 6th largest city economy in the world after Tokyo, New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Paris. More than half of the UK’s top 100 listed companies (the FTSE 100) and over 100 of Europe’s 500 largest companies are headquartered in central London. Central Banking and the media distribution industries form the 2 most competitive sectors in the city.

Important B-Schools & Universities:
Greenwich School of Management
LSM Business School
Cass Business School
Tanaka Business School (London)
London School of Management
Harrow Business School
London School of Accountancy & Management
London Business School
European Business School London
Oxford Business College
The London School of Economics and Political Science
Other important Universities:
Imperial College London
University College London
University of London

Safety:
London is generally a safe city to visit, as long as you do not put yourself in unnecessary danger.

Salary:
US $104,000 per year starting
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Tax Rates:
0% on the first ?5,435 (your personal allowance, equivalent to about ?105 per week, or ?453 per month)(you will only be entitled to a part of this allowance if you are not resident in the UK during the whole tax year)
20% (the basic rate) on the next ?36,000 (equivalent to about ?692 per week, or ?3,000 per month)
40% (the higher rate) on any income above this
http://www.ukstudentlife.com/Work/Employment.htm

Famous Indians from this City:
Lakshmi Mittal, Chairman and CEO, ArcelorMittal
Yusuf Hamied, Chairman, Cipla

Night Life:
The nightlife in London is second to none. Everything you could possibly want is right down the street from where you are staying.
From dance clubs with all types of music to theatre, movies, shopping, pubs, live entertainment are all on the menu when the sun goes down in London.
Jazz: The jazz bars in London are impressive. Often small, and full of true jazz fans, they have a uniquely soulful and friendly air which many other live music venues would struggle to recreate.
Theatre: London’s West End theatres are world famous. Comedy, musical, Shakespeare, drama, London has more theatre than one can find anywhere else.
Casinos: Membership is required at gambling clubs in London. Memberships range from complimentary to ?500 with typical spends between ?50 and ?2,500. By law you are required to declare your intent to gamble 24 hours in advance of the actual act. There are over 15 casinos to choose from.

Visas & Immigration:
Student Visa:
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/studyingintheuk/quickguideforstudent/adultstudents/
Work permit:
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/workingintheuk/

Useful Websites:
http://www.visitlondon.com/
http://www.timeout.com/london/
http://www.londonstudent.co.uk/

Demography:
In a population census conducted in 2001, persons of Indian origin ranked second in number after persons of British origin.

Exchange Rates:
1 GBP = 79.05 INR

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