With five airports and thirteen (inter)national rail stations, London is a hub to Europe – and the world. Many of our students make the most of their time at Syracuse London with ‘mini-breaks’ to Prague, Oslo, and Marrakech. What sometimes goes under-explored is, in fact, the amazing diversity of London itself. The metro’s thirty-two boroughs – plus the City of London itself – all have their own vibe and rich array of cafes, shopping, sport, art, and night life to offer.
Love London is our programming launch, giving students the opportunity to dive into their new city. Over the course of their first weeks studying abroad, Love London takes students on a journey: They first visit London as a tourist through events like the iconic double-decker red bus sightseeing tour and the London Eye, then delve deeper into the city to learn more about its eccentricities, neighbourhoods, and proximity to…well, just about everything!
Students have the chance to select from a wide range of activities. The calendar of events for Fall 2019 is shown below. Incoming students can sign up here with the password they received via email from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Fall 2019 Love London Calendar:
|Friday 6 September||Saturday 7 September||Sunday 8 September|
|10am: Westminster Abbey||10:30am: Hampton Court Palace||10:30am: Buckingham Palace State Rooms||10:30am: Kensington Palace|
|12:30pm: Churchill War Rooms||12:40pm: Houses of Parliament||2:30pm: Tower of London|
|3:40pm: Houses of Parliament|
|5:45pm: London Eye Flight|
|6:45pm: Open Top Bus Tour||7:30pm: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre at Sadler’s Wells||6:30pm: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at Shakespeare’s Globe|
|Monday 9 September||Tuesday 10 September|
|7:30pm: “A Very Expensive Poison” at the Old Vic||7:30pm: “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” at the Apollo Theatre||7:30pm: “As You Like It” at Shakespeare’s Globe||7:30pm: “Witness for the Prosecution” at London County Hall|
|Wednesday 11 September||Thursday 12 September|
|7:30pm: “Fiddler on the Roof” at the Playhouse Theatre||7:30pm: “Come From Away” at the Phoenix Theatre||7:30pm: “Respect to Aretha” at the Barbican Centre|
|Friday 13 September||Saturday 14 September||Sunday 15 September|
|10:30am: Greenwich||11am: Emirates Stadium Tour (Arsenal Football Club)||11:00am: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Tour||10:30am: The London Docklands: From Docks to Dollars (Walking Tour)||10:30am: Hidden Spaces (Walking Tour)||10:30am: The City Old & New with ‘View from the Shard’ (Walking Tour)|
|2pm: Cricket Initiation Session at Lord’s Cricket Ground (Indoors)||2:30pm: Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Tour||1pm: ‘Sport: The Power and Price of Protest’ Debate at Africa Utopia||2pm: Spitalfields & Shoreditch Street Art (Walking Tour)||1pm: ‘The Black Film Renaissance’ at Africa Utopia||1:30pm: Fashion in Mayfair (Walking Tour)|
|5:15pm: Climb Up at the O2||2:45pm: ‘Talk with Akala: Memory and Consciousness’ at Africa Utopia||3pm: Soho’s ‘Sex, Drugs & Communism’ (Walking Tour)||3pm: Brixton (Walking Tour)|
|7pm: ‘Letters Live’ at Africa Utopia|