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Viaje Cultural a Londres - Abril de 2017 - 4º E.S.O.'

Viaje Cultural a Londres - Abril de 2017 - 4º E.S.O.

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A week ago, our 4th ESO students went on a trip to London.  They were very excited, because they were craving for visiting its landmarks, walking around its streets and communicating in English.

The first day we went to Portobello to see the stunning market that takes place every Saturday. We could walk around its streets, visit its shops and even eat in its weird food stalls. It was great!

During the second day, we went to the British Museum. There we saw, among many other things, the “Rosetta Stone” and we walked and admired its magnificent building. We took piles of photographs! Then, we headed to Covent Garden and we finished the day in Harrods, where the memorial to Princess Diana and Doddi Alfayed makes us think about what happened to both of them. We were so worn-out when we arrived to the hotel and we deeply fell asleep.

We move on now to the third day. We started the day with a visit to Stamford Bridge, Chelsea’s stadium. A guide explained to us its history and curious facts about the stadium. When the visit was over, we caught the tube to Buckingham palace and St. James’s Park, and there we discovered that the queen was in the palace because the British flag was hoisted … God Save the Queen! We ate our packed lunch there and then we changed our direction to Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery. Stunning oeuvres can be admired inside its walls, for example, Van Dick’s Marriage of Arnolfini or Monet’s The Water-Lily Pond.

In the afternoon we had two important landmarks to visit: London’s Parliament with its well-known Big Ben and the London Eye, where we admired a magnificent view of the city. This day ended with cruise by the Thames, an unforgettable experience!

The last day, we went to the Monument, a building which commemorates the great fire that destroyed London in 1666. To admire the beautiful sights from the top of the building, you have to dare climb its 311 steps! As we were close to the well-known “Millinium Bridge”, we crossed it and arrived to the Southbank, where Shakespeare’s Theater or the Tate Museum are located. We got from this side, one of the most iconic views of London.

Then, we went to Waterloo station because we had to go to one of the most interesting markets in London, Candem. As we were starving, we first went to Poppy’s restaurant, where we ate delicious fish and chips and we recharged our batteries before discovering the market! Without doubt, a magnificent day!

As nothing can be perfect, we were into trouble the last day because the bus driver that was supposed to pick us up didn’t arrive! We were waiting for more than an hour and a half. Therefore, we arrived to the airport very late and we missed the flight. But with the help of our agency (thanks Llardana S.L) everything was solved and we returned home safe and sound!
          
We have to say that it has been a great experience. Torre de los Espejos’ English department is very proud of our students and this experience, we have seized each and every moment, and we will keep this trip in our hearts forever!

THANK YOU GUYS!

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