© 2010 Zach

My PDW (Personal Development) week in London

I visited London, England Friday, September 17, 2010 to Wednesday, September 22,2010.

On Friday afternoon, we left school on a bus to Zürich Airport. We departed on a plane to Heathrow Airport, London at 3:30 p.m. We landed at 4:10 and ate dinner. Then we checked into Hotel Oliver and had a good nights rest. My roommates were Elias (pronounced El E S) and Chris. Chris is from England.

Breakfast consisted of toast, cornflakes and tea with milk and sugar. Then we went to the Tate Modern Art Museum. After a quick lunch, we headed via Tube (subway system) to a football (soccer) match- Crystal Palace v.s. Burnley. The score was tied 0-0 at the end, but it was a very well played match by both teams. It was really cool. After the football match we ate some very tasty Fish and Chips (potato fries) and headed back to the hotel.

On Sunday morning, we went to England’s National Portrait Gallery. After the Gallery, we ate lunch, and then toured England’s National Football Stadium: Wembley Stadium. It was pretty cool. After supper, we saw a musical about Micheal Jackson and his music, Thriller. It was fun.

On Monday, we went to Camden Market to shop and eat lunch. After shopping, we visited the Imperial War Museum in preparation of the next play…. Warhorse by Michael Morpugo. After the museum, we ate supper and then went to the play – Warhorse. This was my favorite production of the week.

Tuesday morning, we went to Oxford Street to shop some more and ate lunch. I visited the Apple Store on Oxford Street. Tuesday afternoon we saw Wm. Shakepeare’s production of Merry Wives of Windsor at the The Globe Theatre.  That evening we ate dinner before heading to our final soccer game of the trip, Millwall vs. Ipswich Town. The score was 2 to 1 Ipswich Town.

Wednesday morning, we ate our final breakfast at Hotel Oliver before heading via the Tube to Heathrow Airport. We left  Heathrow airport at 1:45  arriving at the Zürich airport at 4:35pm. We took the train to the Zug Banhof (train station). I was picked up by my mom at the train station. Came home to my new apartment where Didger greeted me happily with many kisses. Ate pizza and told lots of stories to my mom and dad. I had a good nights rest in my new bedroom.


  1. Wendy Brown
    Posted September 24, 2010 at 2:30 am | #

    Thanks for sharing the photos from your trip. I loved London so I enjoyed looking at your pictures and reading your story. I didn’t get to see a play in the Globe Theatre, but we toured it. It’s beautiful. Do you like soccer? (I’m still in the States so I can call it that.) 🙂 I found myself really liking soccer and loved the tea they served. I still drink tea now. I credit my for tea to the true English tea I had on my trip.
    I’m glad you made it home safe and sound. What was your favorite part of the trip?

  2. Posted September 24, 2010 at 11:24 am | #

    I thoroughly enjoyed the football (Soccer:) matches and I love playing soccer. I got hooked on the tea in England too! My favorite part of the trip would have to be the play.. Warhorse. I really liked the other plays and soccer matches too.

  3. Jenni Neve
    Posted September 27, 2010 at 12:51 am | #

    I’m Linda Neve’s daughter-in-law. I’m so glad you got the chance to go to London. Luke and I went there about four years ago and want to go back. We saw many of the same sights you did, including “A Comedy of Errors” at the Globe. London is a great city and I’m glad you had a great time!

  4. kelly
    Posted September 27, 2010 at 4:34 pm | #

    LOOOOOOOOOOOOVED your photos and comments on your trip ZACK !!!!!! kudos to youdos ………. 🙂 my comment is simple….. i LOVED the red telephone booths !!!!!! you didn’t by chance happen to see kent clark run in one and superman run out did you ????????? tee hee hee 🙂

  5. Stephanie Wilaby
    Posted September 27, 2010 at 9:01 pm | #

    I am thinking this beats DC. Looks like a magnificent opportunity and a great memory to add to your list of many. Just want you to know that you are being prayed for and thought of by many. We love you and God has BIG plans for you…of that, I have no doubt!!!

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