It was another fantastic day in London! Finally a decent breakfast with eggs, English muffins, and Europe’s attempt at bacon. We met in the lobby at 9:00 to head over to the metro for a decently long ride. Our stop came up right in front of our first destination, the National Gallery. We were given an hour and a half to explore the gallery, which was pretty cool. There were tons of beautiful paintings to look at, and some very interesting ones as well. After we finished there we were given some free time to explore Trafalgar Square, which the gallery was right on. There wasn’t a whole lot to do, so we ended up in a cute little cafe, where we ordered smoothies and tea.
After gathering once more we all set out on the day’s second mission. The teachers had noticed that they still had quite a bit of money left, and decided to pay for every person to go to a show tonight. We were all super excited to hear this, and traveled around the city with Gwen to the different theaters to collect tickets. Caitlin, Aaron, Kelli, and I made the choice to go see Wicked. I could hardly wait!!
After getting our tickets, most of us followed Gwen to Harrods, a massive department store that sells anything and everything you could ever need (but probably couldn’t afford). We spent some time exploring the many wonders the store had to offer (including cupcakes and cheesecake) but soon decided that we needed real food. We hopped back on the metro to head back to Piccadilly Circus once more. We ended up at Garfunkels which was reasonably priced but not the best food we’ve ever eaten. We spent a little time wandering around Piccadilly before getting back on the metro.
And then I embraced my inner nerd shamelessly. Four of us traveled to Kings Cross station (Platform 9 3/4) to take our picture with the trolley that’s sticking halfway out of the wall. They had people there providing scarves and professional pictures (they even held the end of the scarf out to make it look like you were running!) but I just stuck with the ones Aaron took. We made a quick stop to the Platform 9 3/4 shop before returning to the hotel.
And then it was finally time for Wicked!! We got as dressed up as our limited wardrobes would allow and got on the metro once again to travel to the theatre. The show was absolutely amazing! The set, the costumes, the voices were all spectacular and I loved every minute of it! I will definitely be taking in more shows while I’m here. Tomorrow is our day trip to Stonehenge and Bath. Talk to you soon! 🙂