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Sunday 15 April 2018 - London

Tour itinerary

Today the group immersed themselves in the sights of Old London Town. Westminster, Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square were just some of the sites visited on a walking tour. The students began their war pilgrimage with a tour of the Churchill War Rooms and the Imperial War Museum before enjoying an evening cruise on the Thames.

Photos

Photos have been added to the photo gallery of the students as they continue their tour of London.

Student views

Reflection on London sites visited

Day 3 begun our in depth tour of London. We departed the hotel and headed to the Animals in War memorial where we held our first commemoration service. Then we went for a tour of the Churchill War Rooms. This was a unique experience, with the group able to look into the heart of the British war effort in the Second World War. The tour included sights such as Churchill's rooms and original maps from the Second World War. We then embarked on a tour of some of major sights of London, such as Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace and Westminster, where we had plenty of opportunities to see royal guards in there red coats and big furry hats, with a brass band marching past to top it all off.

Continuing to explore the city, we boarded the bus and headed to the Imperial War Museum. The exhibitions there were truly moving. It showed a new perspective and gave the group a deeper understanding of the realities of war, with exhibitions detailing conflicts from the First World War to the War on Terror. This was followed by a cruise of the Thames, in which we sailed under Tower Bridge and saw some beautiful gothic architecture that truly is a symbol of London. The group than had dinner before returning to the hotel, ending another remarkable day in London.

By Harry Packwood and Isaac Mabo-Edwards

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