London, as a vivid and surprisingly compact city, is the capital of the United Kingdom. This city is well-known for its cultural heritage (the Tower of London, Kew Gardens, Westminster Abbey, the historic settlement of Greenwich) that`s why some people call it a world cultural capital. London is the world's most-visited city as measured by international arrivals. Furthermore, underground here is the oldest railway network in the world. But at the same time, London is crowded, that's why there are a lot of queues. More people, more lines. Moreover, this city is famous for unpredictable weather. For instance, it could be cold, warm and rainy in one day.
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people, one third of Londoners, are foreign born
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London, as the whole country, is famous for high-level treatment. There are many hospitals and medical research universities. Here's the website, where you can book an appointment with a doctor, get an insurance card and find full lists of services (hospitals, urgent care, etc.).
Medications are provided by chemists or pharmacies in London, some of them need a prescription from your doctor.
Healthcare in the UK varies between England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. But there is NHS (National Health Service) in the UK, which is common between these countries. In 2014, the UK healthcare system took the first place in the world in the following categories: Quality of Care (i.e. effective, safe, coordinated, patient-oriented), Access to Care, Efficiency, and Equity. The most number of people in the UK opted for public medical insurance. Moreover, most of the treatment you will ever need is available for free on the NHS.
For university entrance students in the UK have to pass A-Levels (Advanced Level examinations). Higher education in the UK is not compulsory. There are three-degree programmes:
Students can get some financial help from the UK government. Universities are allowed to charge students from the UK and the EU up to €3,415 per year, for other international students from €4,450 to €20,000 per year or more.
London, as a city with a temperate oceanic climate, is considered as a place with a reputation of a rainy city. Summers are warm, winters are cold and cloudy. The average temperature in summer is 25°C (77°F) and in winter 2°C (35°F). In the city, the temperature can be 5°C (9°F) higher than in the suburbs.
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London, as a safe city, has a safety level of 70% safe according to SafeAround’s rating and 52% according to Numbeo. And this city is very safe for residents.
London, as one of the financial centers in the world, has the fifth largest metropolitan economy in the world. London is a place where more than 85% of the employees work in the services industries. Furthermore, there are over 100 of Europe's 500 largest companies' headquarters in London. As a city with a high quality of life and a big amount of jobs, London can be considered as a center for professional relocation.
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