Descriptive Essay About London

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“Rain, rain, go away”, I breathed as I stepped out into a wet London morning. The kind of morning I prefer to stay in, wrapped in a pashmina, nursing a cup of hot lemony tea. That was not to be on this late summer morning because I had guests from India eager to explore London. The catch was they had visited the Big Smoke before and taken in most of the sights, so my challenge was to show them different aspects of this city I’d grown to love. My friends and I share a passion for architecture and strangely, nursery rhymes. We had always found the history behind the seemingly innocuous English ditties we grew up with intriguing. So I decided to combine our interests to create a new way of seeing London. With a little research, I found the landmarks…show more content…
When I grow rich, Say the bells of Shoreditch.” I stopped as we came upon St. Leonard’s in Shoreditch, a 15-minute walk from the Eagle. I’ve only time for brief halts at each of the numerous churches in the fruity but macabre ballad about death and taxation. We ached to step inside and breathe in the calm of the grand church after the hurly-burly of London streets, but it was time to move on to the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane, Covent Garden. There have been four buildings at the same location since 1663, making this the oldest working theatre in London. It was London’s leading playhouse until it caught fire in 1672 and a larger, Christopher Wren creation rose from its ashes, two years later. The one we were standing awestruck inside opened in 1812, and since then a stellar range of performers from Ivor Novello to Monty Python have treaded its floorboards. Today, this Andrew Lloyd Webber-owned theatre devotes itself to musicals and you almost expect the masked Phantom to step out from behind a sumptuous velvet curtain and sing. But to us, Theatre Royal felt special because it was linked not just to “Pop goes the Weasel” but another rhyme as well. “Do you know the muffin man, The muffin man, the muffin

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