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.
I've been in Europe since the beginning of January and have traveled every weekend. This Easter Weekend was by far the best one. The hostel was perfect and super convenient, I made a ton of new friends, and our guides (Andy, Rhianne, and Elena) made sure we saw absolutely everything in the city. The meals included were all absolutely delicious, and Andy even brought snacks every once in a while to hold us over in between meals. We were given our Easter Mass tickets the night before and strategically planned to be in the front for mass. We followed Andy's suggestions and got to sit in the very front for Mass. The wait was worth it and so was every cent of the trip's cost. I barely spent any of my own money, just on transportation to and from the airport, gelato, and food on my last day there. I would 100% recommend this company to all of my friends!Crystal Cascante, University of Florida ~ AIFS London, Spring 2016
Spots are limited!
We keep our groups small, so save your spot now! Check out our Tripadvisor, App Store & Facebook travel love below.
Stay up to date with upcoming tours, deals and discounts through our Facebook page!
Pick a city and go! All new budget guidebook from Andy Steves, Founder and Chief Backpacker of WSA.