Today was another optional sightseeing day for us. I decided I needed a day with a bit of time to myself and didn’t end up joining the majority of members, who left very early this morning to bus to Stonehenge and Salisbury for the day. (From what I hear it was a very long trip, but the sites were really cool to visit!)
This morning I went off to attend a church service at the Anglican Westminster Abbey! It was an incredible experience as I come from a much smaller church in Abbotsford. Just being in such a historic building, hearing the preaching and listening to the choir made for an unforgettable experience. (There was no picture taking inside the Cathedral during worship)
After coming back for lunch, I teamed up with Swapnil from Turkey and we walked through Hyde Park, to Oxford Street (a major shopping area though neither of us were interested today), to Baker street! Precisely 221B Baker Street, home of the famous Sherlock Holmes! The walk was really long, and ended up taking the whole afternoon.
We made it back just in time for dinner! After dinner I joined the Norwegians for a few games of fooseball before we head off to the Chelsea Town Hall for the “Traditions of Home” event. This event was similar to the Cabaret though there was a larger focus on culture. So for example some countries brought food to share with everyone, others discussed cultural dress, and other groups performed traditional dances! I didn’t exactly realize what this event was when I read it in the description, and I wish I had teamed up with the other Canadians to prepare something beforehand. Regarless, it was a fantastic event!