Tuesday, after going to my morning class (fundamentals of ecology!), Hayley, Sheneka, and I headed on a little adventure around London!
We stopped into St. Gilesin the Fields, a lovely little church off the main road in London’s West End. It was so quiet and peaceful!
We walked along Charring Cross Road, taking in the sites and exploring the area! We stopped into Quintoand Francis Edwards Books, ogled some pastries, and took in scenery!
After a bunch of walking, we reached our destination: Trafalgar Square and the National Portrait Gallery. We visited a few of the galleries in the NPG, and all of the works were stunning! I totally plan on going back. Then, we walked around the square and took in the fountains, St. Martin in the Field’s Church, the monuments, and Nelson’s Column (the huge structure in the middle of the square)!
We also stopped by Admiralty Arch, a beautiful office building that arches over the road!
At 5:00 PM we rushed back to University College London for a free lecture by Professor Bob Rastall, entitled: “functional foods: good science or marketing hype?”. The talk was absolutely fascinating; it was interesting to hear about probiotics and products such as Activia from a scientific standpoint. There was tea, coffee, and biscuits before the talk, and afterwards we enjoyed free wine and cheese; I couldn’t think of a better way to have ended the day!