Although a holiday to Italy is unbeatable, there is plenty of Italian culture to enjoy in London, and lots of resources available to help you with your Italian language studies. Take a look at a few of our tip tips and start perfecting your Italian now!



Authentic Neapolitan Pizza

Want a real slice of southern Italy? A true taste of Naples? Our Italian staff here at IH London recommend Sud Italia at Spitalfields market. This quirky van serves up delicious pizza, made from the highest quality ingredients imported straight from Italy. Offering just 6 different options, each pizza is crafted with real Neapolitan flare. Why not pay Sud Italia a visit and practise your Italian skills with the pizzaioli!

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Practise your listening skills

A great way to improve your comprehension and confidence in a language is by listening. We recommend visiting Rainews24 where you’ll find live streaming of Italian news, both national and international, as well as features covering a variety of topics. The international stories are easier to comprehend given that the news is usually covered in the UK too, whilst the national news items are great for learning more about current affairs in Italy. 

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Explore Italian Cinema

Cinema Italia UK was founded in 2014 with the aim of promoting Italian films to British audiences, and giving Italian cinema a permanent home in the UK. There are 2 screenings a month at the historic Regent Street Cinema and Genesis Cinema in East London. Take a look at the upcoming screenings and enjoy immersing yourself in the Italian arts. 

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Rock out to some Italian hits!

Love listening to music while you commute? Why not switch out your usual tunes for the IH Italian Language Spotify playlist and check out some of the latest hits in the language, as well as some well known classics! 

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Discover Italian Renaissance Art

The National Gallery is currently exhibiting a collection of paintings and drawings from Renaissance artists Andrea Mantegna and Giovanni Bellini, two of the most influential artists of their time. With pieces of art on loan from around the world, this is a rare opportunity to see some of their greatest pieces. The exhibition ends this Sunday, so get there quickly! 

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Italian 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! 

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Take a look at our upcoming Italian 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. 

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