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Upon arriving in Greenwich, we went straight to the National Maritime. Although it was one of the smallest museums I’ve visited while in London, it was surprisingly one of the most interactive ones. Because we went during the day, we were alone in the museum and things got pretty crazy… trying on captain outfits and building warships out of blocks! After checking out the museum, we headed to Saint Alfege Church, but not before, snapping some pictures of the Royal Naval College. Although much smaller, Alfege reminded me of…

This Lenten season, I decided to give up wheat gluten (the main protein in wheat). That means no bread, cake, pasta, etc. Due to the increasing realization many have about their gluten intolerance and the “trendy” health benefits a gluten free lifestyle provides, there are hundreds of options on the market for gluten free foods. However, this 40 day challenge is still no easy feat. Studying abroad with limited time and budget makes this experience that much more difficult. Usually wide eyed and eager to explore the colorful depths…

Here are the best places to relax, unwind, and have a great time with friends in London. Not that it’s hard to do! Sky Garden Combining an incredible view of London, indoor rooftop garden, and a prime refreshments, The Sky Garden is home for an epic time. Located atop the famous Walkie Talkie building in London, reservations are recommended for this top notch spot. Although it’s a bit pricey, keep in mind you’re also paying for a breathtaking view in a magical setting. The Blind Pig The Blind…

Every week or so CEA London takes us on a stellar tour of the city. This is not your typical tour to see Big Ben or the London Eye, but something a little more off the beaten path; something to get us acclimated with our new home and experience a different side of London. This past week, we had the pleasure of going on a Street Art Tour around the neighborhood of Shoreditch. This is a vibrantly artsy, recently trendy, and expensive neighborhood. Once filled with the prostitutes hunted by…

I’ve only been in London for a short time, but I’ve managed to squeeze in quite a bit of time at some of London’s amazing and FREE museums. Transporting you around the world and across time, the exhibits in London’s museums are absolutely unreal. Although I was experiencing some pretty serious jet lag when viewing artifacts, I was in awe of nearly every single display. The British Library This is not the first place people think of when it comes to London’s museum scene, but the British Library…

You’ve just packed your entire life into a couple of suitcases, left all your family and friends at home, and traveled half way around the world to a foreign city with foreign people. In words, this experience sounds absolutely terrifying. In real life, this experience is magical and life-changing to say the least. Thanks to the wonderful CEA staff based in London, feeling right at home will take no time at all and you’ll be longing for them and this place before you know it. From the CEA…

There wasn’t a moment, or person, or second that made me fall in love with London. I wish there was one single defining moment that made it for me because it would make it easier to explain my experience abroad. The life here, the people here, the food, the culture—the London is all apart of what made this whole experience abroad something more magical than I expected. At first, I didn’t want to be here. The overwhelming new city experience enveloped me and made it so difficult. Talking to…

A video tour of the neighborhood, Marylebone in London! This video will cover what is around the area along with some activities that happens that the neighborhood sponsors. This neighborhood is near the Regent Street campus along with Little Titchfield, Marylebone, & New Cavendish. Being in city center it is easy to navigate around and right by the main shopping area! Michelle M. is the Fall 2016 CEA MOJO in London, England. She is currently a senior studying Cinema Art and Science and Photography at Columbia College Chicago

In this video, I take you on a walking tour of some of my favourite spots in London. London is a huge city and it’s often difficult to decide what to see and do, so allow me to show you what I’ve found worthwhile after living here for 2 months. Check out this video to see restaurants, cafes, pubs, museum, and other must-see places in Shoreditch, the South Bank, and Central London. Here you can find a google map with the places I visit in the video. James L….

I think it’s safe to say that my study abroad experience in London has completely changed my life in ways I could never have imagined. In these three months, I’ve gotten the chance to speak with people from countries all across Europe and Asia, and got the chance to visit and experience cultures vastly different from my own. This theme of unfamiliarity became the perfect backdrop on which to analyze myself and learn things I have previously overlooked while in the comfort of my home culture. Here are a few things…