Day 4: Pub and Dr. Johnson

Monday, June 29, 2015
I promise this is the last post about Monday! We did so many things and I didn’t want to make a giant post, so I split it up into “fun size” pieces. Fun size… like the candy bars. 🙂

The evening after enjoying the LAARC and Museum of London several of us went out to dinner with our professors in order to discuss our research topics. For class, each of us has to keep a blog (Congrats on reading some of my homework! Don’t you feel special?) and use our time in London or the United Kingdom to research topics pertaining to library science. That is our field of choice, you know. Luckily the professors chose the Old Bank of England pub on Fleet Street to meet.

The Old Bank of England pub (via K. Emmons)
The Old Bank of England pub (via K. Emmons)

Isn’t it cute? And you know I had to get a meat pie while eating on Fleet Street if only to do with Mr. Sweeney Todd.

“The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” (via K. Emmons)

It was… “somewhat more trustworthy” than Mrs Lovett… but delicious nonetheless!

“God, That’s Good” (via K. Emmons)

Some of us arrived early and got the chance to walk just north of the pub and visit Dr. Samuel Johnson’s house.

Me in front of Dr. Samuel Johnson's house (photo taken by Andrea Guzman)
Me in front of Dr. Samuel Johnson’s house (photo taken by Andrea Guzman)

He was the one to compile what is considered the first English dictionary. I’ve read several of his essays, written a report on one of his books, and read another book about English dictionaries. He’s become a main literary figure in my life, strange for me to say. He’s a writer of nonfiction, but someone I can admire for his passion and quirks.

They’re having an event on the 9th of July where they keep the house open later than usual! I’m hoping to return and tell you more about it.

I’ll leave you with the sign on the garden fence…

“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.” (via K. Emmons)

On to Day 5!

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