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Year 6 London Residential

This year’s trip to London was an amazing experience for all concerned. From the moment we arrived at King’s Cross Station, we lived like true Londoners; we travelled everywhere by tube!

Our hotel was just a few minutes’ walk away from our nearest station. After we dropped our bags off, our first stop was the Natural History Museum. In fact, it was just opposite the hotel. It’s a fascinating old building full of amazing exhibits – dinosaurs, blue whales and lots of interactive activities.

From there, we walked up to Kensington Gardens, via the Albert Memorial and the Royal Albert Hall. It was a beautiful day for a chill in the park and we rounded it off with ice-cream on the way back to the hotel. After pizza and pyjamas, it was bedtime (but not for the teachers who had to walk up and down the corridors making sure everyone went to sleep…).

The following day, we had an early start before setting off to the London Dungeon. It took a while to get in, but we had a great view of Westminster Bridge and the London Eye whilst we waited. The Dungeon was fun – maybe a bit scary in places – and we learned a lot about the history of London. The black plague, the Great Fire of London, Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder plot – we learned about them all, together with lots of other macabre facts about life in the past.