18 August: We had our welcome party at the Freemasons’ Arms Pub. We had a reserved room on the upper floor and we were able to meet with most of our professors and classmates. At the pub I was introduced to ale called the Bishop’s Finger. It’s full bodied and a little hopy, but I rather enjoyed it.
After the welcome party concluded, some of us decided to continue the party with a change the venue. We ended up at a little Irish pub called O’Neil’s down in Covant Garden. It was a pretty nice place and had solid live music. The only downer to the night was my camera fell out of my jeans pocket at some point in the night. After calling around in the morning I judged it to be lost and gone forever.