Visiting London on a small budget

A cheap day out in London                                                                                                                                                                                                 The best way to travel to London from Brighton is by train. http://www.southernrailway.com/tickets-and-fares/ticket-types/travelcards/ – get a travel card zones 1-6 from your local railway station. This  allows you to hop on and off the buses https://tfl.gov.uk/maps/and tubes and get nearly all the trains there and back to Brighton.   From Brighton station, take the train to Victoria and get off the train onto the tube to Westminster to see the sights. 1. Big Ben  http://www.visitlondon.com/things-to-do/sightseeing/london-attraction/big-ben/ Houses of Parliament and  walk along the river towards Embankment. 2. Jump on a riverboat   https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/river/ …

Time travelling to school, swimming through history

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History of Loxdale   (Higher Level Reading Piece) Layers upon layers, strata upon strata . . Did you know you were living inside a giant quantum onion made up of multiple universes? Well, you are. Coming to study here at Loxdale every day, you are swimming through history like a time traveller! Forget looking for the wifi for a moment, drop your phone, and help me carry this coal up from the cellar to the fireplaces in our classrooms. It’s cold, there’s no central heating, there’s hardly any electricity yet. The year is 1902, and after three years in the …

Rampion Wind Farm

Pride of Sussex

How Brighton’s windy coastline is warming us up for the future (High Level Reading Piece) Sea, Wind and Sparks “It’s choppy on the way out,” he said. “How are you on boats?” The fierceness of the sun’s rays on the back of my neck, the captain’s weathered face and his easy-going manner combined to induce more confidence than fear. Surely the weather wouldn’t be that different out in the channel? We chugged peaceably out of the marina, the duck-green waters giving off a mossy tang, and belying his warning of strong waves ahead. The clue was in the destination, though: …

10 things to do in Brighton in the Winter

Solve the Mystery of Lady Chastity’s Reserve

Don’t let the grey and cold weather put you off – there is still plenty to do in this seaside city even when its miserable outside. (Intermediate to Higher Level Reading Piece) By Yalda Saddighzadeh Despite being a buzzing seaside city with plenty of things to do in the sunshine, there’s still lots to do in Brighton when the weather is bleak and very British. Following on from my ’10 things to do in Brighton in the Summer’, it’s only fair I share with you some activities to wile away a rainy day in Brighton, afternoon or cold evening, after …

Our Yoga class at Loxdale

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Hi, my name is Sarah Quarton and I have been teaching at Loxdale English Centre for 7 years. It’s a great place to work because teachers get to teach subjects they are interested in. One of my passions (apart from English language teaching obviously!) is Yoga. I have been teaching Yoga for 16 years, after qualifying in Sivananda Yoga in 2000. My teaching has grown, diversified and now I probably teach more of a fusion between other styles of Yoga, taking inspiration from Grounded Yoga, Scaravelli Yoga and my original training. Students seem to love the English Plus course we …