Another day, another fantastic cultural experience. As the program gets dangerously close to the end the days seem to slip by faster and faster but without lacking the excitement nor the novelty of the first day.
The first order of business today was individual discussions for our London project. After getting a better handle on how to approach such a massive city, we were ready to explore. As people finished their individual talk with Howard, we split into groups for the day which makes the underground much more manageable. A group of six of us ventured off to do some shopping and sightseeing at the famed department store, Harrods. The inside of the building was unlike any other department store any of us have seen. It was beautiful and opulent, with a selection of brands that made me feel like I stepped into a Paris Vogue magazine. After getting our fill of browsing and buying, we made our way back to Regent’s University for dinner.
Rather than having our day wind down, the truly exciting part of our Monday was just about to begin. At 7 p.m. the whole group met with Howard and Kathy at Theatre Royal Haymarket to see a play rife with British humor, One Man Two Guvnors. None of us really knew what to expect from the comedy but we were pleasantly surprised by the hilarious performance. The play, set in the 1960s, was about a dim witted man that had to juggle two employers, which created a lot of mishap and confusion for all the characters. The script referenced people like Margaret Thatcher and used British slang for their punchlines and yet it translated well enough for everyone to enjoy it from beginning to end.