I went a few years ago on Phil Barrons’ popular trip to London and can tell you that it’s much more enjoyable than a sunburn in March over which you will still have to pull that wool sweater.
Here are some of my sightseeing suggestions. If you are an English major, follow a cobblestoned street from your hotel to the very house where Charles Dickens wrote Oliver Twist. If you are into music, relive the Beatles’ famous four-man parade across the zebra stripes on Abbey Road. If history is your thing, take in the dungeons and crown jewels at the Tower of London.
Barrons, humanities professor, has a dry wit and extensive knowledge of London, which he shares with students and (others) on his yearly spring break trip. And London is the perfect city for those who have never travelled abroad before because language barriers are fairly nonexistent – once you get the hang of the British accent.
This year’s trip costs $1,950, including hotel and airfare, with a payment plan available. A $390 deposit, made at the cashier’s office at South or Center campuses, will hold your place. Contact Barrons at 586.498.41133 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
And, if you dare, take the nighttime Jack the Ripper Tour when you’re in London, beats a fake haunted house any day, trust me.