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Royal London Walking Tour

Royal London Walking Tour


On a Tuesday morning in May, a group of EAL students were given the opportunity to embrace diversity and expand their cultural knowledge by being a tourist for the day exploring Royal London.  The day enabled students to gain first-hand experience of the different cultures in our society and also broaden their knowledge of what makes London such a bustling place. We saw close-up views of our favourite buildings and listened to history about the area. It was clear to see that the city is more than beautiful historic buildings – we heard a collection of stories that read like an intricate novel with many twists and turns.

Our chosen starting point was Westminster Underground Station. When we came out of the main exit we were faced with astonishing views of The Palace of Westminster – one of London’s four World Heritage Sites. The first stop was, perhaps, one of London's most famous icons – Big Ben. Westminster Abbey (one of the most famous churches in the world - which sits on a site that has had a house of worship on it for around 1,400 years) was our next stop. We also saw the war memorial monument ‘The Cenotaph’ which has played host to the Remembrance Sunday Service for many decades and had hoped to spot the Prime Minister coming out of Number 10 Downing Street! We then visited lots of other famous places on our way to Horse Guards Parade, which offered us a colourful spectacle.

During the second part of the day we took a stroll through St James’ Park to get to Buckingham Palace. We explored the best of London and had a very rewarding and enjoyable day.

Ms Albu

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