The Chilled One
We start at UCL and make our way to Camden in North London. Camden is only a 30 minute walk away from the university, and has lots of weird and wonderful things to offer. At Camden Market you can get anything ranging from street food to body piercings and antique cutlery. If you don’t want to spend money, the people watching there is priceless! Next, we are off to Regent’s Park for some rare London sunshine (hopefully) and games and you will get a chance to meet lots of new people, especially if you’re new to UAEM! (Games include UAEM Speed Dating & Human Knot)
The Touristy One
We walk from UCL to Covent Garden, one of London’s most well known locations. Set right in the heart of the city, Covent Garden is vibrant with lots of shops and street artists. This is where you’ll find all the souvenirs you need to bring home from London. From here, we make our way to Big Ben, the most-photographed building of the city (I just made that up but it’s most likely true), and then to St Paul’s Cathedral (which should be even more photographed than Big Ben, because it is arguably the most beautiful piece of architecture in London).
The Historic One
For just £6, Dr Rosalind Stanwell-Smith will take 30 people on a tour following the footsteps of John Snow, the physician who mapped the distribution of Cholera in the 19th century. He discovered that it was waterborne, making huge improvements in public health in London. Dr Stanwell-Smith is a certified tour guide and will give us an insight in the resistance Dr Snow was facing with his theory. This tour will take us through Soho, where there is even a pub named after Dr John Snow!
The Artistic One
We leave UCL and embark on an epic journey through London’s busiest streets, past the British Museum, across Oxford Street and Leicester Square, until we get to Trafalgar Square. Here you will have one hour which you can spend either in the National Gallery or the National Portrait Gallery. Both have some fantastic free exhibitions.