Exploring London Through Class Trips

Hello everyone! Today I am very excited to share my experience with the Syracuse London program. Syracuse University’s London programming has planned events and trips that are included in the program fee. These are great opportunities to do things you otherwise may not have done on your own.

My weekend started Thursday night with a trip to the theatre to see & Juliet, a musical that premiered in London in 2019. I had so much fun, and I am so glad I took advantage of the opportunity to go. The Syracuse London Center even invited the star of the show for a talkback at Faraday House, but unfortunately, I could not attend.

On Saturday, I attended a day trip to Greenwich, an outer borough of London. The day started with a boat ride from Westminster Pier to Greenwich. We had free time to explore or could go on a walking tour with the group. My friends and I chose to visit the Cutty Sark, the Queen’s House, the National Maritime Museum and Greenwich Market. We finished our time in Greenwich with some fish and chips at a local pub!

We ended the weekend with a trip to Brighton, an oceanside city about two hours away from London. In Brighton, we saw the Royal Pavilion, which is a former royal residence and went on a walking tour with our group to learn about the rich LGBTQ+ history of Brighton. In our free time, we walked on the beach and took in the fresh ocean air.

As for future programming, I look forward to attending a school overnight trip to Edinburgh, Scotland, and I hope to see more musicals, such as Hamilton!

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