On Wednesday, after my class (Conservation and Restoration of Freshwater Ecosystems) Hayley and I went on another adventure in London!
Our first visit was the Wellcome Collection, a free museum for the “incurably curious”. We got to see the ‘Miracles and Charms’, ‘Medicine Man’, and ‘Medicine Now’ exhibits, which were super cool! The ‘Medicine Now’ collection was my favorite.
Next, we checked out St.Pancras Parish Church; it’s so lovely being able to explore all of these beautiful old buildings for free!
After the church we headed across the street to check out the British Library, which is absolutely massive! The building is really cool, and we got to see a free Charles Dickens exhibit (in honor of his 200th birthday!). I’ll definitely need to go back and check out the other exhibits and collections.
We also headed past St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel, a super fancy hotel that looks like a castle, and visited King’s Cross Station for the obligatory visit to Platform 9 and ¾! I’ll definitely have to go back and get more pictures.
From there, we headed to Grays Inn Road and Calthorpe Arms Pub, where we met all of the Emory study abroad students currently in London! It was nice to meet all of the students at different colleges in the city, as well as our study abroad advisor who lives in London , Anneka! Emory paid for our dinner; kI had a wonderful cheese, apple, and pear tart with a salad and potatoes. Anneka also got all of us sticky toffee pudding, a traditional British dessert. All of the food was absolutely wonderful; I don’t know why people think the Brits can’t cook!
After dinner, Anneka lead us on a short tour of Bloomsbury on the way back to our dorms. It was a really fun night!
I still can't get over how quickly it gets dark in London; the sun seems to go down around 4-4:30 PM! I'm looking forward to the days getting longer, for sure!