Monday, 21 February 2011
A grey day in London
Considering how easy it is for us to get to London, we don't go very often. My husband had been given tickets to the Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead Exhibition at the British Museum so off we went. Eldest son came in from university by train and we met up outside the museum on a very damp chilly day.
It was the first time I had been to this museum and it was brilliant. The exhibition was good too although it was very crowded and I felt quite claustrophobic amongst so many people - a wet Sunday morning was probably not the best time to go.
The rest of the day was spent wandering around the area taking photographs and visiting bookshops with plenty of stops for coffee, lunch and hot chocolate to warm us up.
The buildings in the area around the museum are very impressive.
I like the mixture of old and new all jumbled together, this shop selling umbrellas established in 1830
and then these very bright modern buildings.
We walked around Chinatown, more colour brightening up a grey day
although some of the decorations were being dismantled, the end of the New Year celebrations I suppose.
After a late afternoon hot chocolate to warm us, we went our separate ways. London was looking very grey as we left
and then just as we drove past Harrods all the lights were switched on. A last bit of brightness to end the day.