After a smooth flight all 26 of us arrived safely at London Gatwick and were greeted by some (very) British weather. Having arrived in Greenwich we hiked to the Royal Observatory, which made us curious about all the adventures that are awaiting us.
After the usual orientation hick - ups on the first full day in London we enjoyed another full - on yet educational and interesting day: London Eye, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, St. Paul's Cathedral and Trafalgar Square.
Despite the fact that it was raining cats and dogs at times, we had another eventful and exciting day. Speaker's Corner was definitely a pleasant surprise whereas Camden Town with its unique market and characters fulfilled all our expectations.
Today was full of contrasts. School in the morning, followed by some traditional sightseeing: Cutty Sark & Canary Wharf. An alternative street art tour and Graffiti workshop led us off the beaten path and allowed us to see some of the hidden treasures of alternative London.
If yesterday was full of contrasts, today was what one would consider an ordinary day. Ordinary, but still full of unforgettable moments for us: The Museum of Natural History, Harrods and a bit of London by night.
Today we were taken back in time when we visited some of the historically most significant sights in London: a costumed presenter brought the Tower of London to life for us, we admired the iconic Tower Bridge and some of us had enough energy left to climb 311 steps to the top of the London Monument.
Our last full day in London allowed us to fully immerse in the British educational system as we visited a local high school, where we were all paired up with a local student and spent half a school day with them. The day was rounded off by a self-guided tour of the Bank of England Museum, some free time to buy that very last souvenir and the musical "Mamma Mia".