14 June 2013


My itinerary:

On my own...

Wed. June 19 - fly to London

Thurs. June 20 - land in London, take the train to Chester, overnight in Chester

Fri. June 21 - explore Chester, overnight Chester

Sat. June 22 - day trip to the Lake District, overnight Chester

Sun. June 23 - train to Conwy, Wales; overnight Conwy

Mon. June 24 - explore Conwy; overnight Conwy

Tues. June 25 - either see more of Conwy, or visit Beaumaris Castle on Anglesey; overnight Conwy

Wed. June 26 - bus to Caernarfon; overnight Caernarfon

Thurs. June 27 - bus to Harlech Castle; overnight Caernarfon

Fri. June 28 - bus to Bangor, train to London - join up with my class!

With the British Studies Program...


Fri. 28 June - London, neighborhood tour in the afternoon

Sat. 29 June - 9am Class Meeting; 11am Orientation; 2pm LondonALIVE walking tour - London Vintage Voyage, described as follows: If you love the looks of yesteryear and one-of-a-kind fashion pieces, join us as we ramble the streets of London on a quest to find the best vintage retailers. This walk features a jaunt to several of the best retro retailers in London with a stop in the Old Spitalfields Market. We will explore the vintage shops in the Shoreditch area as we wind around London's Brick Lane in our quest for nostalgic fashions. The journey ends at the Vintage Emporium and Tea Room. Bring a tube pass, comfortable shoes, and a few pounds for a spot of tea and fresh-baked cakes.

Sun. 30 June - morning free; afternoon LondonALIVE walking tour - Photogenic London, described as follows: With Joni Noble as your guide, there is no better way to photograph one of the oldest cities in the world, and your home away from home for the next month. Bring your camera along, and be prepared to take artistic shots of some of the most recognizable and iconic scenes in London - Big Ben, the Millennium bridge, the London Eye, why not St. Paul’s Cathedral? A quick walk through the cavernous entrance to The Tate Modern makes a backdrop for some memorable photos. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and what better way to share your first few days in London with friends and family back home than through photographs of the fun you will have? 

Mon. 1 July - visit St. Paul's Cathedral Library; 6pm Welcome Reception Kings College London Chapel and Great Hall

Tues. 2 July - visit Barbican Library and Museum of London

Weds. 3 July - Day trip to Oxford, visit the Bodleian Library

Thurs. 4 July - visit British Library

Fri. 5 July - Non-academic day

Sat. 6 July - Non-academic day - most likely going on a day trip to Winchester

Sun. 7 July - Non-academic day 

Mon. 8 July - visit Greenwich Maritime Museum

Tues. 9 July - Day trip to Stratford-upon-Avon

Weds. 10 July - visit National Art Library at the Victoria & Albert Museum and visit the British Library Centre for Conservation

Thurs. 11 July - visit London Library

Fri. 12 July - visit British Museum Archives

Sat. 13 July - Non-academic day 

Sun. 14 July - Depart London for Edinburgh

Mon. 15 July - visit National Archives of Scotland

Tues. 16 July - visit Central Library, Edinburgh

Weds. 17 July - Independent Research Day, beginning of mini-break

Thurs. 18 July - Fly from Edinburgh to Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, bus to Isle of Harris

Fri. 19 July - explore Isle of Harris

Sat. 20 July - bus to Isle of Lewis

Sun. 21 July - explore Isle of Lewis

Mon. 22 July - Fly from Stornoway back to London

Tues. 23 July - Academic Day (TBA)

Weds. 24 July - Academic Day (TBA)

Thurs. 25 July - 10am visit Blythe House Archives; 6pm Research Symposium

Fri. 26 July - Non-academic day

Sat. 27 July - Final exams

Sun. 28 July - Fly home 

1 comment:

  1. Hi Bonnie....Dianne and I will be following your journeys via this blog. Please be safe, you are well traveled enough to know the good and bad. Enjoy and take plenty of photos, they memorialize your life's roadmap. :)