Its already been four days since our arrival in London, and it has been incredible. Today has been one of the busiest days that I’ve had so far. I got to explore London’s nightlife, visit the Tower of London, and go to the theater to watch the Book of Mormon all in one day.
It started with the midnight celebration of my roommate Gisselle’s birthday. Jorge, Veronica and I thought that it would be a good idea to celebrate by visiting one of the clubs in the Soho District. The club that had originally been decided on was DSTRKT and, at the time, we did not know that we would not be able to get in. The four of us decided to take a cab and on the way, Jorge asked the driver about the different clubs that he liked to visit. One of the ones that he mentioned was Tiger Tiger, which happened to be around the corner from DSTRKT. Tiger Tiger was where we ended up and had a great time.
On our official itinerary, the Tower of London was planned for today. The Tower is famous for the many executions that happened throughout the years in London’s history. Today, it holds the exhibition the Crown Jewels and a tour of the history of the Tower. The Crown Jewels exhibition was fascinating as there was real pieces of many of the ancient English monarchs. Some of the swords and scepters date back as far as the early 1500s. Some of Queen Elizabeth II jewels were on display as well showing how old traditions are still important today. Near to the Tower of London is Tower Bridge. Gisselle, Mckenzie and I walked to the bridge and got a really good view of The Shard, which is the tallest building in London. The final activity of the day was to watch the play, The Book of Mormon. I had never seen it but I had heard of it. It was one of the best performances I have ever seen. It was hilariously satirical, pointing out credibility of the Mormon Church, and the faith and doubt of people.
Today was a great day, from the club to the Book of Mormon. I can’t wait for the rest of the adventures that are waiting for us here in London!