From German pubs and Viennese cafés to film screenings and art exhibitions, there are plenty of ways to enjoy Germanic cultures here in London. And not only that, we have some top tips to enhance your language skills outside of class too! 



Authentic German Cuisine

Fancy a Flammkuchen? Craving a CurrywurstZeitgeist pub is the place for you! Located near Albert Embankment, between Vauxhall and Lambeth Bridge, Zeitgeist is home to an extensive range of German beers and a hearty menu of German classics – perfect for these cold winter days!

german language

Visit website 


An Excuse to Watch Netflix!

Don’t feel guilty about lounging in front of Netflix, use the time to improve your language skills! There is a great selection of German language films and series to work your way through. Pick up new vocabulary, see grammar in use, and gain confidence with your listening skills. This handy website has a good summary of German language productions currently available on UK Netflix

german studies

Explore options


German Art

The Tate Modern is currently exhibiting a German collection from the era of the Weimar Republic: Magic Realism – Art in Weimar Germany. This intriguing collection displays paintings from a number of German artists including Otto Dix, George Grosz, Albert Birkle and Jeanne Mammen, and showcases the genre’s characteristic mixture of modern realism and fantasy.

Find out more 


A Slice of Viennese Café Culture

For that perfect dose of Kaffee und Kuchen, head to Fischer’s in Marylebone. Open from breakfast until dinner, this traditional Viennese restaurant and coffee shop offers authentic Austrian fare and a classic Vienna-style-café ambiance. Why not head over with a German book or your grammar notes and study in style? 

learn german in london

Find out more


German Language Cinema

Once a month the Goethe Institut holds its Geothe-Kino evenings – German language film screenings. A variety of genres are covered, and the best part is that tickets are only £5. The showings are a great opportunity to familiarise yourself with German language cinema, and of course, to work on those language skills! 

foreign films london

Visit website


German reading materials

Don’t forget, IH London students receive 10% off at The European Bookshop. The store has a wide range of options for all levels, from self-study books to easy-readers and popular novels. Whether you’re at beginner level or nearly fluent, the store has something for you! 

The European Bookshop




Browse website



Take a look at our upcoming German courses at IH London

Learn from our experts at IH London

We’d love for you to visit and learn with us. Explore our courses and if you’d like any help choosing a course, just let us know. 

Contact us

Leave a Reply

Your e-mail address will not be published. Required fields are marked *