I’ve just been to London.
Now I’ve been to London before but this was the first time I’ve been and done something different. Normally I go, do a bit of shopping, eating and see a show but this time I made the most of the couple of days.
I went with a good friend that I haven’t been with before so that was good. She helped me cope with walking round (her other half used to live down there so she’s learnt some of the streets) while I helped her work the tube. Logical coloured lines and easy to work out stops are my domain!
We went to: *
The British Library and looked a a photographic exhibition.
The Wellcome Library* which currently has an amazing exhibition of Mexican paintings which were done as offerings of gratitude when something miraculous (such as a loved one recovering from severe illness) happened, as well as a contrasting set of exhibitions on the history of and modern medicine.
The British Museum where we looked at the Egyptian exhibits and I found myself having moral dilemmas about looking at mummified people.
The Science Museum AWESOME! Loads to do. Exciting, interesting and educational. I’d like to go for a whole day because then I’d have more time to try and learn some of the stuff.
The Natural History Museum Also pretty amazing and a fantastic building. Everyone likes dinosaurs and pretending you’re in an earthquake!
The V&A: We only had time for a quick look in here but we saw some gorgeous jewelry through the ages and a really cool display of theatre stuff.
And we went to see Billy Elliot. I recommend you see it. I now wish I could tap dance more than ever!
Oh, and I bought the best macaroons from Ladurée Mmmmmmm.
Enough of what I did. The point is this is something I’ve always wanted to do, go and see the good stuff instead of mostly doing what I can do at home. I think I we managed to fit a lot into those two days which is something I’m wanting to work on this year and I just feel like it’s been something new that I can say I did. Finally, because we planned this trip on a budget, we stayed in a youth hostel-something I’ve never done before. I was pretty worried and do you know what-it was fine. Little scary thing dealt with. :)