Welcome to London Direct
We are a group of experienced CELTA qualified English teachers with many years of administrative experience in ELT industry in London. We organise different language courses together with accommodation and transfers.
When you choose London Direct you are selecting well-known and respected schools of English offering a wide range of English courses from General English, exam classes, business and professional courses to summer language programmes. We also have close links with London Universities.
So whether you need to learn English for work, studies or just for pleasure, we hope to welcome you to one of our schools very soon.
2011-01-30CAMBRIDGE- PERFECT UNIVERSITY TOWN
A day trip to Cambridge is a lovely experience and the best way to see its medieval charms is by renting a wooden punt. This flat-bottomed boat moves gently along the River Cam while you can admire the stately towers, chapels, intriguing bridges and colleges with university students basking on the green lawns.
This lovely town originated when disgruntled scholars from Oxford University established a settlement by the river in the early 13th century. A whole range of splendid colleges came into being over the ensuing centuries. Cambridge contains upward of 30 colleges spread out a considerable area. But the oldest and finest are concentrated along the east bank of the River Cam. This area is known as The Backs because it overlooks the backs of six of the riverside colleges.
It is from here that you can see the most famous view of Cambridge - King’s College and King’s College Chapel, with Clare College on the left. The chapel may be open, even when other college buildings are not, and it is well worth a stop. Walking south from Magdalen Bridge, the first college you’ll see is St John’s with a turreted gateway leading to beautiful courts. Trinity College boasts Great Court and Clare College has one of the oldest and most graceful of city’s bridges - Clare Bridge. Queens’ College is one of Cambridge’s most memorably beautiful, with its Tudor courts and gatehouse.
But Cambridge is not just colleges. There are some interesting old churches - St Benet’s Church dates from around 1025. Look out for the round holes above the double belfry windows. These allowed owls to nest, which kept the mouse population at bay!
Fitzwilliam Museum on Trumpington Street is one of the great small museums, whose granite and marble halls contain paintings by Old Masters, antiquities, applied arts, manuscripts and armour. Also worth a visit is the Cambridge Museum of Technology - on the banks of the River Cam - unique working museum which stands as a homage to steam.
Eating and drinking in Cambridge is not a problem. With such a large student population, there are plenty of cheap eateries, as well as gourmet restaurants. There are lots of coffee shops and pubs in the centre.
Around the market square you can find great second-hand and antiquarian book shops and good antique shops at the southern end of the main street.
Outside Cambridge is an gem of a house Audley End near Saffron Walden in Essex. It is one of the grandest Jacobean houses in England - well worth a visit.
WHEN TO GO
any time as there are always lots of cultural events. Music, theatre and entertainment flourish throughout the year
National Express coach service from Victoria Station is frequent. Train from King’s Cross station
Cambridge is a compact city and easy to walk
MALVERN HOUSE COLLEGE HAS A NEW CENTRE IN KING'S CROSS
A leading London College, Malvern House has moved one of its centres from Trafalgar Square to King's Cross. The purpose built centre is located in Nido Halls of Residence. Nido consists of two 16-storey glass-fronted towers located on Pentoville Road in King's Cross which provides first class student accommodation in London.
Malvern House King's Cross centre has 17 classrooms, café, library and other student facilities and is able to teach over 600 students a day. Students at King's Cross will be Intermediate and Upper-Intermediate levels. All classrooms are fitted with Interactive White Boards and are bright and modern. Malvern students can also use the Nido canteen and a courtyard. For more information about Malvern House College and its courses, please visit our website www.londondirect.eu
King's Cross is located in a central part of London that is developing fast as a hub for art, media and education. The area is also home to the newly re-opened St. Pancras International Train station which offers fast Eurostar service to Paris and Brussels.