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Hi, guys! Welcome to another video for the British Council’s LearnEnglish Teens website and their YouTube channel. Today, I’m going on a day trip to London with my family so I thought I’d take you along. Let’s go!
So, we just got the train into London. We got the Tube to King’s Cross and now we’re here at the British Library. Really excited because we’re going to go to an exhibition which is called ‘Harry Potter: A History of Magic’, I think. I think there’s a sign, there. Which should be really fun. I’m a really big Harry Potter fan, so I think it’ll be really interesting to find out more about the world and everything. So, I’ll give you an update when I’m out. Bye!
So, we went to the Harry Potter exhibition. It was so cool! All the … it had different sections for all the different subjects at Hogwarts and all the history and mythology and everything behind it. It was so interesting and really, really fun. Now we’re just leaving Victoria station. We’re going to find somewhere to eat dinner and then we’re off to the theatre, so I will see you later!
So, it’s a couple of weeks later now, but I just wanted to finish off the video. I had an incredible time at the theatre! We went to see Hamilton, which is an American musical that’s only just come to London this winter. I’ve been a huge, huge fan since I first heard the soundtrack, about a year and a half ago now, and I’ve been wanting to see it for so long. We booked our ticket a whole year ago, so I’ve been waiting for a whole year, and I was so excited – and it definitely lived up to my expectations. The whole thing was so well done. The acting was amazing. We even had the understudies for both of the lead characters and they were both brilliant. One of the coolest things was that me and my sister decided to go to the stage door after the performance to try and see the cast, which we managed to do. We even got our programmes signed – here’s mine, here – and I got signatures from five of the main cast, which was so cool and I’m definitely going to keep this as a treasured souvenir for a long time.
All in all, I had a really great day. It’s always fun to go to London and it was lovely to spend time with my family as well. Sorry if the camera was a bit shaky at points or if it was a bit loud when I was outside. I was just experimenting with doing a different kind of video. I hope that you liked it and I’ll try and do some more fun things in the future, and I’ll see you next time.
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Have you ever visited London? What would you like to do there?