London Excursion


London played host to our final excursion, a city so varied that Samuel Johnson, an eighteenth century intellectual, once said that 'when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life'. Students had the best chance to look down upon most parts of the city from the London Eye, a famous ferris wheel on the banks of the Thames. From our two private capsules, students could gaze out over the Houses of Parliament, the Shard, Westminster Abbey and many other well-known landmarks.
After lunch in one of London's many public gardens, students were walked to the north side of the river and explored Covent Garden. This is perhaps London's most vibrant corner, with famous stores blending seamlessly with street performers, boutique outlets and street food vendors. With the sun beating down on us there were few better places in the world in which to spend a Saturday!