England

 

Westminster
Westminster Abbey and London

While in England, the students will experience a range of cultural and historical landmarks that will include

If you have any suggestions for things to see or do in London, feel free to leave them in the comments section below!!

 

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  • Bill November 13, 2013 at 9:42 am

    This might seem like a less-than-exciting suggestion for high school students travelling through London, but if you can take the time to walk around [weather-permitting] and just look closely at some of the Architecture of the amazing structures in London, you might get the great sense of history and culture that relates to many of the themes of your trip.

    There was what is called the “Great Fire of London” that started on Sunday, 2 September to Wednesday, 5 September 1666.

    The fire destroyed the medieval City of London inside the old Roman Wall and threatened the district of Westminster. It consumed 13,200 houses, 87 parish churches, St. Paul’s Cathedral and most of the buildings of the City authorities. It is estimated to have destroyed the homes of 70,000 of the City’s 80,000 inhabitants.

    Sir Christopher Wren, a famous architect, was given the responsibility for rebuilding over 50 Churches and monuments after the great fire.

    He was responsible for *many* of the monuments and buildings you will see. These were started/built in the 1600′ and 1700’s. Some were started much earlier and he worked on them to improve them as they were built.

    His most spectacular creation is St.Paul’s Cathedral. If you get a chance, have a look at this amazing place.

    His work includes:

    He himself is buried in his greatest creation. The inscription on his tomb reads:

    SUBTUS CONDITUR HUIUS ECCLESIÆ ET VRBIS CONDITOR CHRISTOPHORUS WREN, QUI VIXIT ANNOS ULTRA NONAGINTA, NON SIBI SED BONO PUBLICO. LECTOR SI MONUMENTUM REQUIRIS CIRCUMSPICE

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