The great 18th-century British writer, Samuel Johnson, famously wrote, “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” This is even more true of the 21st-century city. London is a global financial capital, has some of the greatest theatre in the world, boasts superb international cuisine, is full of beautiful parks and gardens, and features an amazing array of museums and other cultural institutions. There is truly something for everyone in contemporary London.
The London Centre spring 2020 program will focus on the history, culture, and literature of the British Isles. Our texts will be the city itself, as well as many other sites throughout England and Scotland. In London, we will attend West End plays and musicals, eat amazing food, and visit such iconic sites as the British Museum, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the National Gallery, the Tate Modern, and possibly even Platform 9¾. Beyond the city, we will visit the Lake District, the Scottish Highlands, Canterbury, Stourhead, Stratford-upon-Avon, Stonehenge, Bath, Oxford, Cornwall, and many other fascinating destinations. All of this during the most beautiful time of the year in London. By the end of the program you will be able to join Samuel Johnson in saying, “By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show.”