Checkout from the dormitories was at 10AM today. In order to get back to Heathrow Airport, simply take the underground to “Paddington” station and get onto the Heathrow Express. If you need to get to Gatwick Airport, take the underground to “Victoria” station and get onto the Gatwick Express. Goodbyes are never easy, but always… Read More Goodbyes

Finale Day

DAY 19: Packing –> Rasa Indian Food –> Final Walking Tour (Stratford) –> Farewell Dinner –> “Scoop” Ice Cream Parlor Q: Where was the walking tour? A: Today, we went on our second “drift” with Laura Oldfield Ford. We started in a Westfield Mall outlooking Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, then made our way to Hackney… Read More Finale Day

Day 18

DAY 18: Discount play tickets –> St. Paul’s Cathedral –> Millennium Bridge –> 10th Walking Tour (Kennington) –> “Wicked” Q: Where was the walking tour? A: Our walking tour was not so much a “walking” tour–we visited the City & Guild School Of Art in Kennington to learn the art of engraving and printing (as… Read More Day 18

Day 17

DAY 17: Abbey Road –> Kingsway Hall Hotel Afternoon Tea –> 9th Walking Tour (Hampstead Heath, Keats’ House) –> Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studio Tour Q: Where was the walking tour? A: Today, we started out in Hampstead Heath. Even though it is relatively close to the city, this peaceful place is full of lush nature–trees, grass,… Read More Day 17

Day 16

DAY 16: Cruise on the Thames River –> Greenwich Observatory –> 8th Walking Tour (Shadwell) –> “The Volunteer” and “Francesca’s” Q: Where was the walking tour? A: The walking tour today was with Laura Oldfield Ford, the author of “Savage Messiah.” Starting in Shadwell, she lead us through Limehouse and Canary Wharf. This was an incredible… Read More Day 16

Day 15

DAY 15: Arrive back from Amsterdam –> 7th Walking Tour (Smithfield/Clerkenwell) –> Exmouth Street –> King’s Cross Station Harry Potter Platform –> Ice Cream Float Q: Where was the walking tour? A: This walking tour started at the Smithfield Market and made it’s way to Clerkenwell! Food and Adventure Tips (FAT) from today: Exmouth Street is quite… Read More Day 15

Day 12

DAY 12: 4th Class –> Afternoon High-Tea at Kensington Palace –> Notting Hill Portobello Market –> Vietnamese Restaurant Q: How was class? A: The readings in the course reader are all extremely vital to tying in the major concepts of the course (and to the discussion in class). Although this was our last formal classroom meeting,… Read More Day 12

Day 11

DAY 11: Regents Park perimeter run –> 6th Walking Tour (British Museum) –> CamdenTown –> Shoreditch Q: Where was the walking tour? A: For our tour today, the class was divided into 2 group to visit the British Museum, where Blake’s illuminated books are exhibited. These books are exclusive to us and no pictures were allowed inside… Read More Day 11

Day 10

DAY 10: Kensington Palace –> 5th Walking Tour (Soho, St. James) –> “Phantom of the Opera” Q: Where was the walking tour? A: This walking tour focused on the city of Soho. As we walked along, Professor Makdisi described what the city was like in earlier times in comparison to how things are now. Food and… Read More Day 10