As the English university term comes to a close, the London Study Centre organised a farewell event for all UCEAP students in England to give them a final taste of British culture before they head back to California. The day began with a visit to the famed London Eye, a landmark of the London skyline, which provided students with a spectacular view of the city from above the waters of the Thames. The trip around the Eye was extra special as the visit occurred the day after the UK’s General Election, and students were afforded the rare opportunity to get a bird’s eye view of the crowds outside of Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street, home to the UK’s prime minister, on the day a new government was declared.
Following the visit to the London Eye, students enjoyed a traditional High Tea at the Royal Horseguard’s Hotel in central London. The traditional meal included freshly made scones with clotted cream and jam, a selection of finger sandwiches, and all the coffee or tea our students could enjoy. The celebratory atmosphere of the day helped students relax in the midst of their exam terms, and provided everyone in attendance with wonderful memories sure to last a lifetime!
You can see all the photos from our visit to the London Eye & High Tea in the gallery below!