School's Out: London

Barcelona's culture has been a stark, but comfortably familiar, contrast from what I experienced in Stockholm. Being there for New Year's Eve offered the perfect opportunity to see the city in full force, and staying in the neighborhood Gràcia gave me the feeling of being home rather than being on vacation (with a view that more than made up for the six-story walk-up). Today I'm in London, my last stop before heading home. Here are some of the places on my list to explore:

Tate Modern - the national collection of international modern art
Shakespear's Globe - a reconstruction of Shakespear's open-air playhouse
Saatchi Gallery - contemporary art by largely unseen young artists