Wanderlust Wednesday - London

"Not all those who wander are lost"

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"All that is gold does not glitter,

Not all those who wander are lost;

The old that is strong does not wither,

Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,

A light from the shadows shall spring;

Renewed shall be blade that was broken,

The crownless again shall be king."

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

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See the Sights

Compare London, then and now, through 13 different iconic London locations.

Visit Buckingham Palace, the residence and administrative headquarters of the monarchy of the United Kingdom.

Try out your own British accent.

Love the Beatles? Me too! Go on a tour of famous landmarks from their songs here.

Jump into one of the 60 virtual collections from The British Museum. They have an epic Egyptian Sculpture Gallery. Take a walk through the museum to learn more.

Do you enjoy studying military campaigns? The Imperial War Museum has some amazing World War II collections.

Explore St. Paul's Cathedral, one of the most famous and most recognizable sights of London.

Drive across the Tower Bridge.

Discover how Alice in Wonderland has been reimagined throughout history.

A trip to London would not be complete without exploring Harry Potter and the amazing world of magic!

MakerSpace & STEM Activities

You cannot visit London and not have tea. Try making your own!

Try your hand at writing your own Shakespearean Sonnet. While sonnets trace back to the Italian Renaissance, Shakespeare is probably the most well-known practitioner of them.

London is famous for the "London Bridge," but did you know its real name is the Tower Bridge? Try building your own from Legos or from paper with these directions.

There is a term that the sun never sets on the British Empire. Try making your own boat to visit their lands around the world.

Travel with a Book

For Younger Readers

For Middle Grades & Young Adult Readers