Monday, December 6, 2010

London is kind to the young travelers wallets!

When it comes to traveling people must learn to really budget their expenses. From flights, room and board, and food alone our wallets start to feel significantly lighter. When traveling in Europe people have to pick and choose places they want to visit, and sites they want to see. In Paris, museum passes can cost up to 97 Euro for a 2 day pass. In Spain, the Barcelona card costs up to 27 Euro and includes entry to a few museums and parks. Luckily for all of you interested in living in London this summer, this will not be a problem for you! London boasts over 15 of the world's best museums FREE OF COST to visitors. Visit the British Museum, currently home of the Egyptian Book of the Dead, or the Tate Modern, which has 4 art galleries housing the best art from all over the world. Other attractions free for visitors are The Changing of the Guard and The Ceremony of the Keys. For a full list of all the attractions and museums that are free for visitors in London check out this website:

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tracking Sherlock Holmes in London

by Sabrina Dhillon

Have you ever been intrigued by mysterious, smart, and dapper Sherlock Holmes? Are you excited to explore all the pubs in London? Well look no further! Right in the heart of good ol' London town is the famous Sherlock Holmes Pub. Established in 1957 as a hotel, the pub is now a popular stop for tourists and locals alike. Stop by and grab a pint of their house brewed ale to accompany their famous fish and chips! Afterwards, take a stroll along the restaurant and look at some of the exhibits inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective! Close by is the Charing Cross Railway Station and the National Gallery. Dive into one of literatures most notable heros!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Goodbye London Calling! Hello London Rocks! SDSU in the UK, Summer 2011

Today, September 24, 2010, this blog, formerly "London Calling" becomes "London Rocks" with a new logo, mission, focus, attitude and goal. This will be the syllabus, homepage, guide, etc for LONDON ROCKS, a study abroad initiative of the College of Arts and Letters, the Master of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Department of English and Comparative Literature. While the actual syllabus for the class is not yet finished, you can get a true sense of what it will be like to study visual culture/anthropology/film/lit with me in the UK by peeking at the old Summer 2009 syllabus here; the day to day calendar of our ultra-rad field trips is here.

Watch this space for news and more! In the meantime, print out this ad, opposite, and pass it to friends or just direct them to our facebook group page!

We have another info page as well--visit that by hitting the image below:

Goodbye to 2009!

Everything that appears below this posting pertains to the Summer 2009 experience in London!