• St. Paul’s dominates skyline

    St. Paul’s Cathedral is one of London’s most recognized landmarks and popular tourist destination. It was designed in the 17th century by Christopher Wren to replace the old St. Paul’s, destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666. The cathedral sits atop Ludgate … [Continue Reading]

    St. Paul’s dominates skyline
  • Gathering in London

    Students enrolled in the 2013 London Study program gathered at the Rhodes Hotel in the City of Westminster Thursday to receive London Transport smart cards, various documents and instructions before heading off to Covent Garden for the program's welcome dinner at … [Continue Reading]

    Gathering in London
  • Famous red bus

    Above ground, London Transport provides public transportation in their easily recognized double decker red buses. Many people who prefer to walk find they can get about short distances on foot faster than they can on the bus. While we are in London we will use … [Continue Reading]

    Famous red bus
  • British Museum

    A contender for the title of the world’s greatest museum of human history and culture, the British Museum is home to some 8 million works. From ancient Egyptian mummies and sculpture to originals of historic documents like the Magna Carta (1215 AD), Gutenberg’s … [Continue Reading]

    British Museum
  • Infamous green

    Within the Tower of London is this lovely but infamous green where King Henry VIII had  Anne Boleyn  beheaded. In the background is what is called the Queen's House, one of many royal structures within the Tower. Anne Boleyn, the mother of Elizabeth I, was not the … [Continue Reading]

    Infamous green
  • London at night

    At night, London takes on an entirely new character. Landmarks such as the Tower Bridge (shown here) and St. Paul's Cathedral dome still dominate the skyline. Other attractions, such as fountains assume a new charm. And then there's Piccadilly Circus all alight … [Continue Reading]

    London at night
  • London Underground

    Hundreds of thousands of people use public transportation in London every day. The British were some of the first people to create land-based mass transit systems in the middle of the 19th century. The underground rail system began in 1863. Today, millions of … [Continue Reading]

    London Underground

Day 11: Farewell, London!

Today, I was supposed to go to the Victoria & Albert Museum but I had to take care of a few things before traveling to Paris, so I had to meet up with the group later on! I visited a few more shops and tried looking … [Read More...]

Day 10: Camden Markets & Greenwich

This morning, a large group of us made our way to Camden Markets, where all the vendors set up shop to try and sell what they have to tourists! I found this amazing brown leather jacket, best purchase of my trip so far! … [Read More...]

Day 3: Fleet Street Tour, British Museum & Tate Modern

Today was very historical, nonetheless. We were taken on a walking tour of Fleet Street by our tour guide, Sophie, who was very nice and appreciative of our group. I was very impressed with her knowledge of the area, and … [Read More...]