Today was our first free day. We enjoyed a hot English breakfast. Here they even have baked beans on the menu in the morning! Then, the Justice studies students; six of us, went to the zoo. This was the first time we all traveled alone without Nobiling to escort us. We found our way in the underground just fine!
Our first stop was the London Zoo. We wondered through Regent's Park on the way there. This is one of the royal parks here in London. We got to see many animals including: live butterflies, baby gorillas, anteaters, giraffes, monkeys, and the reptile building where a scene of Harry Potter was filmed, among many others. We spent a total of about 4 hours at the zoo.
After the zoo, we walked over to another part of town; known as Camden town, where we ate at a Pizza Express. The pizza was thin and crispy, just the way I like it! Bryson and I shared a pizza with chicken, sweet peppers, sweet onions, and Cajun seasoning. It was something different, but it was delicious!
Then, we went to the Westminster area of town by the Houses of Parliament. We went to the London Dungeons which is an activity where you hear about the history of London and the crime that used to happen here. The characters there acted out different times in history such as Jack the Ripper and the implementation of courts. At the end of the ride we dropped about 10 feet on a roller coaster type thing. At the beginning of the tour we road boats and even got a little wet. It was a lot of fun!
To end our free day we went on the London Eye. We got to see views of the city from way up high! We spotted St. Paul's Cathedral, the Shard and the Houses of Parliament. We got to see many other sights while in the air as well. All in all, it was a great day with lots of memories to cherish forever.
After we returned from our day, Bryson and I went out for dinner to the Great Burger Kitchen also known as GBK Burgers. I had an amazing cheeseburger with bacon, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles and bbq sauce with an order of cheese fries! It was so amazing and well worth the money spent! Can't wait to continue my great experiences here in London tomorrow!