Sights and Culture

Hello again! For the first few weeks as the term was beginning, the weather was quite pleasant for Autumn. There were even some full days days of sunshine, which I have now learned occurs only so often. Most days are overcast and if the sun comes out, it’s only for a few hours.

Regent Street

One of the most recognisable streets in London is Regent Street, which runs in a curve and is perpendicular to Oxford Street. Both streets are the shopping central street in London. On the weekends, the footpaths are packed with people. This even applies to  most days. Surprisingly, fast fashion stores pop up once or twice along the same street due to it’s popularity. Topshop, H&M and Zara has the largest influx of customers. There is a store called Primark, which I like to see as the the UK version of Cotton On but on a much larger scale.

One of my favourite things about London, is it’s abundance of parks. Here is one from Hyde Park, the largest park in the city.

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Swans in Hyde Park

Not to mention, there are many museums and art galleries to visit and most are free admission.

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Roy Lichtenstein’s Whaam! at Tate Modern

The view from Tate Modern overlooks the Thames River, where you can see the Millennium  Bridge and St Paul’s Cathedral.

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View from the Tate Modern cafe

One afternoon, I visited The Royal Academy of Arts in Piccadilly to view Ai Weiwei’s exhibition. Ai Weiwei is an influential artist from China, who works are activist in style and has a deep effect on him. From the earthquake in Japan to his arrest and censored life, his artwork speak volumes.

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Ai Weiwei exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts

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