Since my last article, a lot has happened. I’ve finally figured out how to travel on the tube! I also went on a boat ride on the River Thames with ISA students and saw the most amazing views of London.
Before the boat ride, my friends and I went to Soho to explore. There are so many shops that I wish I could have gone to! We went into camera shops, record stores, and even a costume store to get an idea for Halloween. Soho reminds me of New York City but with all the flowers and the beautiful shops, I think London beats New York there.
A few weeks later I convinced my friend to go to this small festival called the Pearly Kings and Queens. I only knew it was people all dressed up in pearly outfits and that this event has been going on since the 19th century. I had no idea what to expect but what I saw was quite cool. I saw Morris dancing, maypole dancing, marching bands, and a game that they use to playback in the day. There were new generations and older generations all dressed up representing their family. A couple who attended the festival were dressed like they were from the 19th century which was really neat to see.
“To be or not to be that is the question,” wrote Shakespeare many years ago. I know where to be and that is the Globe Theatre and that is exactly where I went. I got to see The Merry Wives of Windsor which was a fun experience! I got to stand in the pit rather than sit which I felt like put me more into the experience. The play was so interactive and overall the best Shakespeare I’ve seen (that says a lot considering Hamlet is my favorite play!). I highly recommend seeing the play!
The door that was designed to drop down water or curtains.