Paulsen students in London 2019

Getting prepared for our school in Upminster, London


One day in London

On Sunday, the 9th of June 2019, we went to London, to go to Tate Modern and see some sights of London. We saw Millennium Bridge, Tower Bridge and St. Paul’s Cathedral.

St Paul’s Cathedral is the second largest church in the United Kingdom after Liverpool Cathedral. It is the seat of the Bishop of London and first was built in 1208 and rebuilt in 1666 after the Great Fire of London. It was designed by Sir Christopher Wren.

We only were there for 10 or 20 minutes that’s why we couldn’t see the Cathedral from the inside. We only were standing in the side garden of St. Paul’s Cathedral.

For us it was very interesting to see such a huge and famous building in real life. We can only recommend to go there if you are in London because for us it was a lot of fun.

St. Paul’s Cathedral was bigger than we thought, was in good condition and was very interesting to see the cathedral with our own eyes.  The days before, we learned something about the cathedral so we knew much more about the cathedral on this day.

A ticket for an adult costs 17£, for a child (6-17 years) 7, 20£, for senior or students 15£ and for a family 41, 20£.

It was very nice to see a very big building and a very famous building like that, because St Paul’s Cathedral is one of most famous buildings in London.

Buckingham Palace is the residence of the English monarch. Before it became the royal residence with the beginning of Queen Victoria in 1837, it was called Buckingham House. It is in the City of Westminster and it was built for Duke of Buckingham in 1703. The palace was opened to public in 1962. The East front was originally constructed by Edward Blore and completed in 1850. It was remodelled by Sir Aston Webb in 1913. In World War 2, the chapel was destroyed by a German bomb.

On Saturday 8th of June, we saw the birthday parade of Queen Elizabeth II. First there were many horses and loud music. After a while Harry and Megan were sitting in a horse-drawn carriage with other Family members. Then Queen Elizabeth II came in her carriage and waved to all the people who had been waiting excitedly for her. Then we went to the Buckingham Palace and sat down on a meadow. After a little while the Queen and her family came out on to the balcony and everyone started clapping. All of the sudden jets were flying above us and we were very excited. The jets were spreading the colours of the flag of Great Britain. After that most of the people went back and it was getting very crowded. We couldn’t believe our eyes when we saw her standing almost right in front of us. When we look back to that day all of us are getting really happy for seeing the Queen.      

By Jada, Milena, Lara and Paul

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