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To London! August 13, 2013

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For our first of many three-day weekend trips during the In-Residence Portion of the Oxford Program, several of us ventured to London!  We took the train from Oxford, and then got all-day metro passes for the weekend.  We shopped around and had lunch at the market near the Shakespeare’s Globe Theater and toured some of the museums nearby.

We then headed to the Tower of London and toured the many sites there, including the tower greens, the ravens, and a clever exhibit on animals that used to be kept in the tower!  Afterwards, we grabbed a bite to eat, and several of us headed to Her Majesty’s Theater to see Phantom of the Opera

On Saturday, we rode the London Eye to see an amazing view of the city!  We then spent some time shopping and sightseeing around Piccadilly Circus.  We finished the evening with a “London by Night” bus tour of all the biggest sites of the city!

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On Sunday morning, we went to a service at Westminster Abbey.  Not only was the church beautiful, but the all male choir was amazing.  After the service, we headed to Harrods’s for dessert and tea.  As we headed to the train station to journey back to Oxford, we stopped by King’s Cross Station to take our picture with Platform 9-¾ from the Harry Potter films!  We then boarded our train – from a “whole number” platform – to get back to Oxford.

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