Last Wednesday, after our morning classes, Hayley and I walked to the Tate Modern, an awesome modern art museum in London. We saw a ton of cool things on the way, and afterwards we got dinner in London's Chinatown!
Even though it was a gray day, the walk over was super pretty. There were flower boxes everywhere, and we got to see some of the London School of Economics.
During our walk we stumbled upon St. Clement Danes Church. The church was really gorgeous on the inside, with loads of marble and gold. There were a bunch of dedications to different parts of the armed services, and we found a dedication to the US state of Georgia!
We also saw the outside of the Courts of Justice, which was just across the street! The area was beautiful, and I can't wait to explore it again (hopefully on a sunny day)!
Although we didn't go inside, Hayley and I walked around St. Paul's Cathedral, which was absolutely stunning. We also saw the "Tent City University" outside of the church, which was super cool! I haven't seen anything from the Occupy Movement in the US, so it was neat to see it in London.
After seeing the cathedral we headed over the London Millennium Bridge to the Tate! The bridge offers an amazing view of the London Bridge, the cathedral, and the museum, and it was a great spot for pictures.
The Tate was really cool, even though we didn't get to see too much of it; we spent too much time exploring on the way over, so we only made it to one floor. There were a few really neat exhibits in the room we did get to see, though!
After the Tate we headed back over the Millennium Bridge and walked along the Victoria Embankment. St. Paul's and the bridge were really lovely lit up; the whole sky was practically glowing!
Our night ended in Chinatown, which was decorated for the Chinese New Year. Hayley and I grabbed a tasty vegetarian meal (she got egg drop soup and fried rice and I got veggie curry and a spring roll) before braving the cold for our walk home!
Isn't that pig cake just the cutest thing ever? I have no idea how you make something like that!