The day started off with an optional 90 minute tour of the University College of London. Students who opted not to go on the tour met up with the rest of the group to visit the British Museum.
The British Museum is one of the most popular tourist attractions in London. We got to spend 2 hours exploring the fascinating exhibits, including the Rosetta Stone and remains from King Tut’s tomb.
At this point, the juniors and seniors split up. The juniors ate lunch at a train station, while seniors chose from a variety of restaurants near the museum. From there, the juniors went to Rhythms of Life, where they continued cooking the food the seniors had previously prepared. They provided food such as curry and pizza to London’s homeless population and were received with warmth and gratitude.
On the other hand, the seniors went on the Fat Tire Bike Tour of royal places throughout London. Some highlights included Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, and Hyde Park. The weather was perfect for biking, as it was mild and breezy. One of our group members even learned how to ride a bike for the first time. It was a great bonding experience for the group as we had the opportunity to see more of London’s landscape.
Tired after three hours of biking, we went back to the K+K where we had a relaxing two hours to get ready for our formal dinner at the Raj Kensington.
For many students, this was their first experience eating Indian food, especially British Indian food. This meal was particularly interesting because the staff presented about the history of British Indian cuisine and taught us about the significance of spices in history.
At the end of our long day, we got back to the K+K. Unfortunately, we are starting to pack and prepare to return home. However, we still have one last action-packed day ahead of us!