Day 4 – A Wicked Design Museum

The day started with going to the Design Museum, where all of us were able to see wonderful pieces of design that were on display. From seeing old Macintosh’s to seeing the very first pride flag, all of the pieces that were shown at the exhibit were beyond amazing. Also, our group did a little 30-minute design challenge while in the museum, which I thought was a clever and fun activity. Being able to walk through this gallery has allowed me to see pieces of history that I thought I would never be able to see in my lifetime. I believe that this was one of my favorite museums that we have visited on our trip so far! After our time was up at the Design Museum, it was time to enjoy a little bit of London. It was decided by some of us that it would be a good idea to check out St. Paul’s Cathedral, since we’ve heard there was a fantastic view from the top. So, the group of us that wanted to go the Cathedral took the London Underground train to our destination.


Once we got there, we started looking around inside the cathedral before ascending the long awaiting staircase. When walking up the staircase to the whispering gallery, it took about 10-15 minutes (But felt like 30 minutes). Once at the gallery, we tried to see if it would actually work….and it did! We all thought it was great that it was able to work! Once we were rested, we went on to finish the rest of the journey up the staircase. Once we finished the 10-minute climb from the gallery to the top, it felt amazing to finally feel the breeze from the outside. Once we got to the top, it was time to look out and see the beautiful view that was in front of us. After walking around the top and seeing a beautiful view, we found that THERE WAS MORE STAIRS TO CLIME! This was a tough decision as we all were winded from the clime we had just endured. We decided that myself and another person from our group would make the extra clime. One we decided to make the clime, we climbed the extra stair case and find our way to the actual top of the cathedral where we were able to see the most beautiful view of London! We were able to see everything because it was such a clear day out. It was one of the best views of London I have ever seen on this trip. After we walked around the tight space we both decided to start heading back the staircase. The trip down was shorter than the trip up, which is great because my calves were killing me. After finally reaching the ground level of the cathedral, we all decided to check out the crypt. It was a great experience to walk through the crypt because it was an experience I never would have thought I would get the chance to do. After finishing out tour of St. Paul’s Cathedral, we all decided to head back to the hotel to get some rest before we all were planned to see the Broadway show Wicked.


When it was time, our group went off to the London Underground and caught the train to get to the closest stop to the theatre that was playing the show. Once we got there we were able to get our tickets and walk in and see if we wanted anything to eat or drink before the show started. Once everyone got to their seat, the performance began shortly after. Being a big fan of this show, I was blown away with the performance and it was everything i dreamed it would be. The performers were beyond perfect and the band was amazing. I now want to see it again because I can’t just see it just once. I am very thankful that I got this great opportunity and was able to check it off of my bucket list! When looking back at this day, I would give it a 12/10 because it was just that darn amazing. Giving the trip total a 42/40.