plans: At 930 we are going to meet in the
hotel lobby. We are going to hike through Hyde
Park, passing Hyde
Park Corner and Constitution Hill, to arrive at Buckingham
Palace at about 1130 to watch the Changing
of the Guards. After that we are going to cross St.
Jamess Park and the Horse
Guards Parade to arrive at Whitehall
which we are going to walk down to Westminster
Bridge passing Downing
Street and Big
Ben. We are going to take a look at Westminster
Palace/the Houses of Parliament from the famous Westminster
Bridge. We are going to go to Westminster
Pier then. There, we are going to take a boat trip to Greenwich.
We are going to cross the
Tower Bridge and the
Tower while having that trip. We are going to see the Cutty
Sark first. Afterwards, we are going to visit Greenwich
college. Afterwards or before, we are going to have lunch at
a River Thames Pub, maybe the Cutty
Sark Tavern or the Trafalgar
Tavern. After lunch, we are going to walk to Greenwich
Observatory through Greenwich
park. We may also hang on to the ongoing Greenwich
Jazz and Beer Festival. We are going to go back via Dockland
Light Railway crossing Canary
Wharf and the new East End. In the evening, we are going to
visit a pub in Bayswater and maybe we are going to enjoy some pub
live songs or singing.
Our report: We met at the hostel lobby at about 9.30
and we went to our "Italian bistro" and had a breakfast.
After that, we hiked through Hyde Park. We saw a lot of water and
a swan family with its kids. They were only a bit aggressive. We
saw Kensington Palace, the house of Lady Diana and Prince Charles.
After passing the Serpent, Albert Memorial, Hyde Park Corner and
Constitution Hill, we arrived at Buckingham Palace. We made a lot
of photos. And some of our boys came to us and joined our society.
it was a Spring Bank Holiday there was no Changing of the Guards.
But we saw a nice Biathlon. Then we went on and crossed St. James´s
Park and the Horse Guards Parade, where the Queen celebrates her
big birthday party every year. We went to Westminster
Pier and made a Thames boat trip to Greenwich. There we had lunch
at a very old pub with the name "Cutty Sark". It was nice
and delicious. Afterwards, we visited Greenwich college. At the
same time, there was a beer and rock festival, where you could try
over 150 beer varieties. But it was too expensive and so we went
to Greenwich Observatory through Greenwich park. We took photos
from the meridian and spent some time to watch London from above.
After that some of us went back to the hostel and the rest went
to Covent Garden. Some
of the girls went through the Disney Shop and bought some presents.
That was not so nice for the boys :-)
Afterwards we visited a very old pub called "The Lamb and Flag".
It was over 200 years old and we saw really nice and good-looking
men there . We drank a beer and talked together. Finally we hiked
to Leicester Square and our teacher left us there to prepare himself
for his theatre night. That
was our day, without a blister on our feet!!!!