After a bus ride, two train rides, and a Tube ride, I was at the apartments! The room is actually slightly larger than my room in Conwy; the bathroom is to the right, and to the left out of the picture is a good size wardrobe - closet plus shelving.
I arrived there around 3:30, and at 4pm I met with my professor and classmates for a walking tour of the neighborhood - it turned into a three and a half hour tour of some of the major London sights! And my professor, Dr Welsh, is so very nice - she even bought us all dinner at a pizza place on the way.
We really are located in the heart of the city. I'm about 15 minutes away from:
The South Bank - that is St Paul's Cathedral in the distance:
Houses of Parliament and Big Ben (Westminster Abbey is there too, but I didn't take a picture):
Trafalgar Square - the National Gallery on the left and St Martin-in-the-Fields on the right:
Then I wrapped up the walk by stopping at a little grocery store to get a few things for breakfast. We have a full kitchen to use in our suite, however it doesn't have the basics so we'll have to do a little shopping for plates and things.
One picture I forgot to post yesterday - a fellow solo traveler asked me to take her picture at Harlech and offered to reciprocate:
Tomorrow we have our first class meeting, orientation, and then it's a Vintage London walking tour for me!