Boarders’ Walking Tour of London

Boarders’ Walking Tour of London

The end of lower school exams meant that our Junior Boarders (Third and Fourth Year) have been enjoying a wealth of activities in and around Caterham.

This weekend, a group of our juniors joined Mr Mills and Miss Kerslake on a walking tour of South London – with the typical British weather forecasting both a heatwave and stormy skies, we marched down Harestone Valley Road lathered in sun cream and armed with brollies.

Our route started at Blackfriars station and carried us down the riverbank to enjoy the Southbank and take in some culture with the outdoor performers on the National Theatre’s River Stage and some excellent musicians on the Royal Festival Hall Riverside Terrace.

A quick pitstop for food at the market and a cool down in the spray of the fountains and we were off again, Mr Mills charging at the helm and Miss Kerslake snapping at the heels of any slow movers. We passed the Houses of Parliament, awed at Big Ben (and did some quick Latin translations along the way) and continued down to see the site of King Charles I’s execution.

Finally, we reached Covent Garden to take in some street performer’s juggling skills and to shop around – plenty of books and bubble tea purchased! We jumped on the train out of London Bridge just as the rain started to pour and our tired troops arrived just in time for a well-deserved dinner.

Thank you, Mr Mills!

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