All the world’s a stage!

Today for the first time I was a tourist in the city that has been my “home” for over a week now. I figured out the tube system well enough to get where I wanted all by myself (woo!).

I met my friend at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. My english sim card hasn’t come in yet, so seriously I did this one on my own. I took the tour of the Theatre (11 pounds for students). IMG_1034

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The theatre is actually a bit from the original spot, but this was the only spot they were able to build their hand-built replica. The new playhouse was funded by a ton of celebrities, one girl even found Stephen Hawking’s name as a sponsor. Unfortunately, the tour was only of the seating and around the stage. I really wanted to go behind stage or even on stage. It was still pretty cool anyway and I enjoyed the 45 minute tour.

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After that came the British Museum. We walked there and passed some pretty views, and the Millennium Bridge. This is the bridge in Harry Potter Deathly Hollows Part I that is twisted and thrown by the death eaters.

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We didn’t stay too long at the museum we were just looking for a few certain pieces. but I did find a few other interesting ones.

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But really we went in for the mummies. The British Museum is the home of the Cleopatra mummy even (who knew?).

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We also stumbled upon the Rosetta Stone which was pretty neat.

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We walked a little farther and we went through the Marble Arch to Hyde’s Park.

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We went out of the park and through the Wellington Arch and past the other monuments and memorials in the area.

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Last of the day was Buckingham Palace. We were strangely… unimpressed. You hear so much about it but in reality it’s not even better than the White House in my opinion (which isn’t a huge deal to me either). The gates surrounding the place were far more interesting in my opinion.

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