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London City – OFF THE BEATEN TRACK
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Next week we’re coming to Rome, Italy to recruit Nurses for Permanent Positions in London city centre. This premier UK hospital offers fantastic career development opportunities. They are the leaders in ground breaking procedures and members of the prestigious UCL Partners groups which brings together five of Britain’s world-renowned medical research centres and hospitals.
Apply for UCLH Permanent Nursing Jobs HERE!
Having found a great place to work, you’ll now need to know what to do with your weekends!
Whatever your budget there is simply loads of things to do in London City throughout the year. To illustrate exactly what the City has to offer, outside of the beaten tourist track we have put together a list of activities guaranteed to entertain even the most demanding of residents.
First up, is an afternoon in Westfield Shopping Centres?
Visit the Westfield London Shopping Centres located in White City and Shepherds Bush in London. It’s effortlessly cool and always fashionable. At both venues you’ll find haute couture alongside edgy urban trends and high street favourites, with hundreds of shops featuring thousands of leading fashion, home and lifestyle brands.
In addition you’ll discover an excellent selection of eateries showcasing global cuisine, and first-rate leisure and entertainment facilities including state-of-the-art cinemas, a bowling alley and a casino. Dedicated multi-lingual Concierge teams are on hand with world-class exclusive services.
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Second on the list is catching some street performers at Convent Garden.
Covent Garden is a district in London on the eastern fringes of the West End, between Charing Cross Road and Drury Lane. Covent Garden is licensed for street entertainment, and performers audition for timetabled slots in a number of venues around the market, including the North Hall, West Piazza, and South Hall Courtyard. The courtyard space is dedicated to classical music only. There are street performances at Covent Garden Market every day of the year, except Christmas Day. Shows run throughout the day and are about 30 minutes in length.
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The calm beauty of Camden Passage in Islington.
Tucked behind Upper Street in Islington, Camden Passage is a real treasure trove of cute cafes, independent boutiques, vintage shops – where you’ll find everything from exquisite one-offs to fun party outfits – as well as an antiques market selling furniture, war memorabilia and various bric-a-brac.
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Relax in the charming Chelsea Physic Garden.
Tucked away beside the Thames, Chelsea Physic Garden is a celebration of the beauty and importance of plants. This walled Garden was founded in 1673 by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries for its apprentices to study the medicinal qualities of plants and it became one of the most important centres of botany and plant exchange in the world. Today, as an independent charity the Garden relies on the support of visitors and Friends to help protect and nurture the Garden for future generations.
This tranquil green space is often forgotten by both Londoners and tourists, which is a shame, as it’s utterly charming. A walled space beside the Thames, Chelsea Physic Garden contains around 5,000 edible, useful, medicinal and historic plants.
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Check out the impressive Thames Barrier.
Completed in 1982, the Thames Barrier is formed of 10 steel gates which stand five storeys high when raised. The Thames Barrier spans 520 metres across the River Thames near Woolwich, and it protects 125 square kilometres of central London from flooding caused by tidal surges. It has 10 steel gates that can be raised into position across the River Thames. Each main gate weighs 3,300 tonnes.
As well as preventing London from flooding, the Thames Barrier is an awe-inspiring and surprisingly beautiful piece of engineering that’s well worth a visit. Another hidden gem: at low tide, look out for The Diver sculpture.
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With such a wide variety of places to visit and things to do, you will not find it hard to keep your weekends full.
Interested in moving to London and work for UCLH? The first step to start this journey is to send us your C.V to INFO@KCRJOBS.COM
Click here for more information on the permanent Nursing Positions in University College London Hospital.
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