Day 4 - Work Day! And more sightseeing...
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January 7th, 2008 – by: cpentland
While Elia was doing a quick run through the Tate, Heather and I went exploring around the area. The Globe Theater is right next to the Tate Modern, and Borough Market is nearby. It is actually a really cool area to just wander around if you have the time. Borough Market was closed, but it is supposed to be pretty cool. There are also incredibly old churches, streets, etc hidden back in the very medieval-looking area.
After meeting up again with Elia, we headed back to Picadilly Circus to check out the Fortnum & Mason tea shop. Again, it was fun traveling with new people who have different interests than my own. There is little chance that I would have checked out the Tate or Fortnum & Mason if it hadn't been for Heather and Elia, and I thoroughly enjoyed everything we did together! Despite being from the south, I am not a tea drinker - hot or cold, sweet or unsweet.
At this point, Elia headed home to relax before dinner, but Heather and I powered on! We wanted to see the opera house, so walked that direction. Come to find out, there was an opera that night that we would have loved to see... better planning next time for sure! We wandered through Covent Garden again, and then hit one of my favorite beer spots - Porterhouse - for a pint before dinner. Unfortunately, dinner was with the class and professors and was rather unremarkable... A great day all-in-all though!
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