Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Today was our first full day in London! Our first stop was Big Ben and the House of Parliament. We heard Big Ben toll which was really cool. Then we went to see the Changing of the Guard, but it was called off because of rain. On our way to the next stop, we ended up at King's Cross Station where we saw Platform 9 3/4 from the Harry Potter movies. It was here where I made my big purchase of the trip and bought the Harry Potter books in a box set! After that we went to the British Library and saw original compositions by Jane Austen, Beethoven, Bach, Mozart, the Beatles, DaVinci, and so much more. Then we went to the British Museum and saw the Rosetta Stone. Next we split ways and some went to the National Gallery and others to Foyles bookshop. The National Gallery had beautiful artwork by Van Gogh, Monet, and a lot of others. Then some of us headed in for the night while others went on the London Eye. Needless to say we all slept really well last night. I can't wait to see what our second full day in London has to offer!