We got to the Tube station, and suddenly my group looked to me for answers. I said, "I'm from ILLINOIS. Why are you asking me to navigate for you?". Yet, with some extensive planning and asking a question or twelve to the right people, we were well on our way, with only one minor mishap.
The Underground system in London is flawless, and if I can navigate it with no problems, literally anyone can. I'm so proud of myself for getting this experience and not totally ruining it with stupidity! It really is one of London's best qualities.
The Tower of London and Tower Bridge
Seeing these two things was just incredible, and any picture I post will do it no justice. The history that these landmarks contain is indescribable. Literally. I don't have enough time, knowledge, or patience to type it all out for you. Do your homework though, it's amazing.
Seeing things like the crown jewels (no pictures were allowed of that, sorry!) and King Henry V's sword were just incredible. I couldn't believe it. I still can't.
For the Harry Potter fans out there and the enormous geek in me, I went to Platform 9 3/4! Seeing the place that is so vividly described in the novels was amazing. I grew up reading these books throughout my entire childhood.
As a future English teacher, I am trying to visit as many literary places of inspiration as possible. So, seeing 2 21 B Baker Street was pretty incredible. I'm not the world's biggest Sherlock Holmes or Doyle fan. However, seeing this and remembering reading about his quaint little home in the novels really connected me to the literature even more!
I've been quite the Beatles fan for as long as I can remember. So walking down Abbey Road, where those four famous men trotted for an album cover was actually pretty moving. And by moving, I mean we had to book it across that street because it is still a functioning road. Locals really aren't too pleased if you stop traffic in the middle of the afternoon!
The sight of this still gets me, and at night it was even more beautiful.
That's all for now! Keep Calm and Carry On!