LK Englisch in London 2014

London Diary (Leistungskurs Englisch, Frau Belitz)

Monday, September 1, 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014

At 7:30am we met at the airport Berlin Schönefeld. Our flight to London Luton was two hours late, because of foggy weather the plane was delayed and we started around 1:30pm. After 90 minutes we landed in London Luton around 2:00 pm GMT. There we took the bus shuttle to the train and the train to London, King´s Cross (Harry Potter!). Then we changed to the Hammersmith line (tube) and drove to Paddington. Around 4:00 pm we checked in at the Bluedaws Hotel. After having some time in our rooms to relax we went to the PRIDE OF PADDINGTON, a typical British pub, for dinner. Everybody was tired and we went then back to the Hotel. (Owain)

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Tuesday, September 2

Our second day in London started with a guided tour through the rebuilt the Globe Theatre, the famous playhouse in which Shakespeare used to show his plays. As the theatre lays directly at the River Thames, we had a little walk along the river and across Millenium Bridge, which was a highlight for some of us old Harry Potter fans. For lunch, we visited Nando’s, a popular fast food chain in Britain which offers different variations of burgers, wraps and salads. None of us have tried it before and we were all quite surprised about how good it was. In the afternoon, we had some free time for shopping and looking around the city until about 6 pm, when we met at our hotel again to go to the Globe Theatre one more time together. There, we had the pleasure to experience an original Shakespeare play, the Comedy of Errors, performed by great British actors. (Mira)

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Wednesday, September 3

Our third day in London began as usual with breakfast at 07:30 am. After bacon and eggs we met to leave for the London Dungeon which I was not too pleased about. It turned out to be more funny than scary in the end though and we all had a good time! We were then also greeted by the sun and headed to Hyde Park to celebrate Mr. Pipping’s birthday with coffee and cake. After a little break we went to Harrods, the KaDeWe of London, and were impressed by the massive offer that includes tea, fruits, expensive clothes, jewellery , etc.

Being hungry we went to look for Sainbury’s to buy our lunch which we ate in front of Westminster Abbey. We then went to see the afternoon service of Westminster Abbey which was for free and the cheapest way to see something of the impressive church from inside. After experiencing some British culture we students sat in front of the London Eye, eating what was left over from our lunch, chatting and enjoying the afternoon sun. It was then time to go on the London Eye, and to be honest - we couldn’t have chosen a better time to do so. We had a beautiful view over London as the sun was just setting. We all agreed that this was the most memorable event of our journey. Our day ended with us six students sitting in our (the girls) room playing cards and having a great laugh. (Nadja)

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Thursday, September 4

At day 4 we visited Buckingham Palace, the administrative headquarters of the Monarch and the English residence of the Royal family. The palace´s outward appearance is quite impressive, but the State Rooms inside are even more splendid and pompous. Lead by a well understandable audio guide we explored the palace and its history. At last, we enjoyed a Royal coffee in the garden café with a wide view on the gardens. Unfortunately, we did not see her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, although the British flag was risen at the Palace´s roof. Later on, we drove to Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square, where many street artists were singing, playing the guitar, drawing pictures on the ground, or were break dancing. At Covent Garden we walked around the nice market and attended some magic/comedy shows performed in the streets. (Isabel)

Friday, September 5, 2014

Friday, September 5

Today is our last day in London. We woke up at 7:00 o´clock as usual to be ready for breakfast at 7:30 am. We had to leave our rooms at 10 o´clock although we were able to leave our luggage at the hotel until 1.30 p.m. when we had to go to the airport to catch our flight back to Germany. We had free time on this day till then, so we split up in groups and I went with Owain and Berkan to Oxford Street where we bought food and water  for the trip back to Germany and after that we were hanging out in a park next to our hotel where Owain and Berkan had an extraordinary chess game because the chessmen were really big. That was a lot of fun. Unfortunately I had to leave the class after the chess game to catch my bus back to Germany. (Johann)





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