WSA London: Day 2
Posted by Andy Steves in on November 2, 2010.
WSA London: Day 2
After breakfast, I rallied the troops for a morning tube ride over to Waterloo station where we met up with another one of my friends, Rob who walked us through the heart of the City. Rob has a wonderful knack for relating old buildings and stories to modern day culture and trends so I was excited to get my group in with him on Saturday morning.
We spent the next few hours wandering the street that connected the ancient town of Minster with that of London. The two cities have since grown together, and it was fun to point out the monument that marks border of the two cities. In addition to that, we walked discovered the Temple Church, made a pilgrimage to Starbucks (an outright novelty for those studying in Italy), stopped for a chat in the historic Jewish quarter, and saw how many WSA tour members we could fit in a phone booth. We capped the tour at the entrance of the storied Tower of London. It was kind of a melancholic moment as it was the last time our group would be together as a whole. I had arranged for an optional dinner out in Camden Town, but several tour members were excited to catch a West End show and wouldn’t be joining us.
Everything was so organized and the tour guide was AWESOME! They had everything planned out and I got a really good feel for life in the city. We even got to cut the lines for the Anne Frank House and Van Gogh museum. It was definitely worth the money and I would recommend to anyone looking for a fun filled weekend.Ben Swick, University of Dayton ~ ISA Maynooth University, Fall 2015
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