Our trip to London was a really brilliant experience for the History of Art set. The difference between studying a building in a classroom in Shropshire and visiting one is vast. Standing in front of the houses of parliament we were able to really appreciate the building as the architects intended. You can understand why the building is so iconic: the beauty and sheer scale are both quite striking.
Mrs Lingard had organised a tour of the building which gave us privileged access to the architecture and history in close quarters.
We also went to the Banqueting House, St Pancras Station and The National Portrait Gallery where we saw Emsley’s ‘vampire-like’, ‘gum chewing’ Kate Middleton. For all of us, the day was genuinely fantastic and a great opportunity to both learn and admire renowned works of art.
- Chole Whittaker (L6)