Stared into faces of ancient Greek, Roman, Japanese, and Egyptian sculptures at the British Museum (open and free to the public). This museum is home to over eight million pieces. I saw pieces dating as far back as 50 AD. Even the famous Rosetta Stone. I was puzzled looking into the meticulously, crafted sculptures.
It would take days, weeks, and possibly years to go through all of the exhibits extensively. I was there for an hour and browsed through four exhibits (mostly to avoid the mass crowds of children). Excited to visit more of the museums around London.
My class took a tour of the *City also called the Square Mile where a lot of *"suits" call home. Our first stop was the Monument.
*City: the business district; Square Mile; historical London
*"Suits": businessmen working in the financial district of London, usually wearing a tailored suit
311 stairs to the top of the Monument in London.
This building gives an excellent 360 degree view of the city. A small fee accompanies climbing the stairs (4 gbp = 5.31 usd for students). Built between 1671 and 1677 the structure is meant to represent the rebuilding of the city after the Great Fire of London (1666). The fire wiped out many historical sites of the city. The Monument stands 202 feet high and 202 feet away from the origin of the fire on Pudding Lane. It's worth the short trip up if you are in the City (business district of London).