London is an exciting city in which to live and study. Still one of the world’s most beautiful capitals, it is rich in art, music, theater and literary history. It is the seat of the British government and the world’s longest surviving monarchy. More than 60 theaters provide unrivaled opportunities for students to experience live, professional productions. Four major symphony orchestras and two opera companies reside in London. For followers of contemporary music, London offers an unparalleled range of live rock and ethnic music performances. A wide variety of museums and galleries provides opportunities to view many of the world’s artistic masterpieces.