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Hello, we are a group of students from 1º Bachillerato and we want everybody to know about our amazing experience in London. Here, we are going to tell you how we spend these amazing 5 days in the UK. We began with the idea of the trip in September and surprisingly in November our teacher, Luis found a travel offer and this is how it began to become real.
That day; the countdown started!!!!
The previous day of our trip was Monday, but it wasn’t an awful one, of course, it was, maybe THE BEST one. At 2 a.m. of Tuesday we had to be in the bus station to take the bus to the airport. We were all really excited and, although it was too early we were as if it was 5 p.m. The trip from Torrijos to Madrid wasn’t a relaxing one because we couldn`t stop talking and having fun, we were too excited to sleep!!! When we arrived to the airport; everything took place as it was supposed to, we took the plane and, finally, at half past eight on Tuesday we arrived to Gatwick airport, in London. When we caught our suitcases, a bus took us to the hotel. Once we arrived there, we left them in our rooms and we went to visit the British museum, which was quite near the hotel. There, we had the opportunity of seeing the “Piedra Rosetta”. It is a really important discovery since it was the base to read papyrus. In this museum, there are wonderful statues and sculptures. Greek zone in the museum is incredible, you go into the room and the first thing you see is the famous Parthenon. In the upper floor, you can find an exposition about mummies and sarcophagus of different eras and places. It was a wonderful visit, we would repeat it thousands of times!
Nevertheless, the day had just started. When we went out from the museum, the teachers decided to take us to see Trafalgar Square. All of us were impressed, and obviously thousands of photos per second were taken. But that was not all; we also visited Piccadilly Circus, one of the most famous places of London. The square is known mainly because the illuminated posters, as well as the “Eros Fountain”. In addition, there are thousands of shops, restaurants, theatres and pubs. It is, actually, the most living part of London. We had some free time, which we spent in shopping and eating. It had been an exhausting day and we had to be prepared for next day; Tower Bridge and Natural History museum were coming!
Next day, on Wednesday morning we went to the Natural History museum, which was, maybe, the most interesting one we have ever seen. It was different from other museums; in this one, apart from dinosaur area, which was the most amazing one, there were many sections where you could interact with the museum by games and videos. Later, we had lunch in a kebab and, after having lunch, we went to visit one of the most emblematic monuments of London: the Tower Bridge. We were all amazed by the shape of the bridge and we took there many photos!! After taking thousands of photos, we had some free time and we could observe wonderful London sights.
Near the tower bridge, there was a man singing Justin Bieber’s famous songs and we kept there listening to him. When he finished singing, we took a photo with him. We were really excited!!
It was Thursday morning and we were absolutely ready to take the train that would carry to us to Oxford. This city, full of a magic, is the place of resident of the most prestigious universities of the world.
First, we visited the “Christ Church”. It is both; a college of the university and the Cathedral of Oxford. This college is probably the largest of the university and many distinguished people have studied there. Moreover, here is where the famous “Harry Potter” film was recorded. We were all amazed by the large dining room as well as the courtyard where the “Quidditch” matches were celebrated in the film.
After these two incredible days, the greatest one arrived: we did a complete visit of London; the London Eye, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, red phone boxes, Buckingham Palace, changing of the Royal Guard….
It was an exhausting day, but nothing could be better.
First, we visited the Westminster Abbey. It was a real surprise since everybody thought it could be boring, but not all. Lot of visitors attempt here everybody and this trip was our turn. Poets, kings, soldiers and heroes; almost the complete history of British. In the abbey there were was a lot of tombs from different people, especially of royal family and distinguished celebrities.
After the Abbey we went to visit the Big Ben, as well as the London Eye. We really enjoyed our free time: British lunches, selfies and laughs. Then, we went to Buckingham Palace. In addition, we walked through St. James Park which was large and alive but full of doves and ducks. After a pleasant walk we finally arrived at the Buckingham Palace. In fact, we saw some royal guards. They were may be sick and tired of listening us and our photos, but they resisted incredibly well.
When we were in our way to the hotel, after such an amazing day, we went through Oxford street, a great “shopping street” in where you could fine the shop you want, we were all so tired to go shopping, so we didn`t stop in the shops.
And, after these amazing days, our trip was coming to its end. On Saturday morning, our last day in London, we went to Covent garden again to do the lasts shops , we have lunch there, in Covent Garden, and, finally, in the afternoon, we went to catch the bus to Gatwick airport and … It was time to say goodbye to London .
Of course, in any time of our lives, we will return to London, but it will never be the same. This kind of travels are UNFORGETTABLES and unrepeteables.