Anyone looking for something a little more relaxed after O-Week might want to check out London’s historic Eldon House for its student-focused tours this fall.
Located on 481 Ridout Street, the house was home to the Harris family from 1834 to 1960, after which it was donated to the city in perpetuity.
John and Amelia Harris came to London at the urging of Upper Canada government in 1821 to become the Treasurer of the London District, and Eldon House was built in 1834.
For $5, visitors receive a 40-minute guided tour by a costumed, historical interpreter. You can register for the tours online every Thursday. The tours run through September and October and allow students to step back in time and view 19th and 20th century memorabilia.