We have reached week 4, our final week here at Bucksmore London. After 4 weeks of surprisingly wonderful English weather, tube journeys and London based activities we are edging ever closer to graduation day and the tearful goodbyes on Tuesday. Fortunately, we have a fun packed activity programme to cheer us up.
Yesterday we made our way to the Southbank and it was all aboard the London Eye to get a better view of the city. From the skies we could see all of Central London, spotting Buckingham Palace, Westminster and St. Paul’s. It was a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of the busy streets and the summer heat. Wanting to make the most of the good weather we walked up to Leicester Square, home of M&M world for some retail therapy and dinner. It’s a great area to explore, with Covent Garden and China Town close at hand. The water fountains in Leicester Square Gardens also proved popular with our students who tried to cool down in the 30-degree heat.
In the evening we hit theatreland and headed to Her Majesty’s Theatre to watch The Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber, the opera style musical. Phantom, as it is often shortened to, tells the story of the mysterious Phantom and the object of his affection Christine. From the haunting signature song to the perfection of “The Music of the Night” it was a hit for all.
With five days left we have sports, a trip to the university city of Oxford, The London Dungeon, Piccadilly Circus, Knightsbridge and the piece de resistance-OXFORD STREET! It’s been a great year here at King’s College London and we hope to see a lot of familiar faces back with us next year.