Discover London 2011!

We had a great time in London this weekend. Here's a photo at the start of the weekend: the London Eye is behind and you can see our hotel on the left:

After checking in and having a bite to eat we took the Underground across to Covent Garden to watch The Lion King. The students all knew the story so it was easy for everyone to appreciate the fantastic costumes, the dancing and the music. Then after a quick stop at Macdonalds we walked back to the hotel, tired but happy, for a good night's sleep. 

Next day we walked to The Imperial War Museum, taking photos along the Thames footpath:

The Imperial War Museum offers an excellent educational experience at all levels. A couple of our older students ventured into the superb and profoundly moving holocaust exhibition. On a lighter note, some of the boys learnt about camouflage and experimented with their own disguises:

Saturday afternoon was spent on and around Regent Street and Carnaby Street. The girls went off to the attractions of Abercrombie and Fitch while the boys headed for Hamleys toy shop. We enjoyed a good meal in Pizza Express before taking a night ride on the London Eye as the sun went down:

On Sunday we took a river trip up The Thames with opportunities to learn a little about and photograph some of London's main sites: St Paul's, Globe Theatre, Tower Bridge, etc. Then another underground trip to Victoria and a short walk to Buckingham Palace. From there we walked slowly through St James Park, enjoying the flowers and the wildlife:

Finally we walked back to Westminster for lunch on the embankment, before returning to our hotel to collect our things and head to Waterloo Station for the train journey back. It was an excellent trip: the students were all well behaved and pleasant company and a great time was had by all!