London: Month of April
Upset that my time in London is almost over, and in denial that I have to to back to the states soon...With that realization aside, here are the highlights of April in London.
A WALK AFTER CLASS
Regent Street x Piccadilly Circus
Walking through the park.
RAF Bomber Command Memorial:
Right Photo: Wellington Arch
Black, yellow, and red tulips near Pont Street:
NUMBER SIXTEEN AFTERNOON TEA
It was the clotted cream and scones that got me when I had my first afternoon tea at The British Museum, and ever since then I've made it a goal to get it once a month (and not more because carbs and sweets isn't the healthiest meal for the day)! I decided to walk from Bedford Square after class, and although not as quirky as Sketch nor fancy as Claridge's, Number Sixteen provided a perfect oasis from the city with their secluded garden patio and rectangular koi pond.
Although it was cloudy when I went, I'd imagine Number Sixteen to be ideal for a tranquil afternoon in the summer.
BOW ARTS TRUST TOUR
For class one day, we went to Bow Arts, a community in East London and a workspace that supports over 500 artists with affordable studio spaces. Here we saw an exhibit on wood, as well as met the artist that created the lego pieces shown below out of paper:
The artist had very realistic sketches of her final piece in her sketchbook, and also showed the mathematics involved behind creating the model.
I'd compare this market to Camden with their clothing selection and food, but on a smaller scale. A couple of the girls in the program and I went here after our tour at the Bow Arts Trust.
HALF A SIXPENCE MUSICAL
Our program got us tickets to Half a Sixpence, and although the storyline was pretty standard, the actors were all very energetic, and it was a great show for a fun night out!
A place good for people watching (haha...half kidding). I decided to walk to Trafalgar one day to take night photos of the fountain when they lit up.
Chalk art at Trafalgar.
While waiting for dusk, I sat by the steps and took photos during sunset:
15 minutes after sunset:
Steps overlooking the plaza.
The last photo before packing up and taking the tube home.
SELFRIDGES OXFORD STREET
Voted one of the best department stores in the world, I knew I had to check it out before my time here ended. I had no intentio