After our week in Edinburgh for the Fringe Festival, we headed to London for a week, staying in a nice little flat on a quiet mews in Bloomsbury.
One of our planned events for the week was ‘Exhibitionism – The Rolling Stones’ at the Saatchi Gallery. It was a wonderful exhibit that shows the history of the Stones (no photos allowed inside, unfortunately).
We paid a visit to the British Museum where we enjoyed some of their wonderful exhibits. The Rosetta Stone and the Elgin Marbles are two of the museum’s signature exhibits, but there are lots of other nice exhibits to see.
Our second planned event for London came on Saturday – the theatre production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (parts one and two). This was a bit of a marathon theatre experience, as part one started at 2.00pm and part two ended about 10.10pm, although there was a gap of about two hours between the two parts, in which we could go and eat dinner. It was a very good production, even for a non-enthusiast like myself. Bev and Michele are Potter fans, so they obviously loved everything about it. The special effects and on-stage ‘magic’ were excellent.
Having seen the show on Saturday, the first task on Sunday was to get Bev and Michele to the Harry Potter shop at Platform 9 3/4 at Kings Cross Station.
We spent the rest of Sunday afternoon wandering around markets near the Liverpool Street Station. The markets included Old Spitalfield, Brick Lane and the Sunday Upmarket. Here are a few photos from our meanderings.
One day, we walked around the Fleet Street area where we saw several old pubs, many of which were bedecked with colourful hanging baskets.
Monday was our last full day in London. We paid a visit to the excellent Natural History Museum with its wonderful displays.
And so, our two weeks in Great Britain are coming to an end. Bev and Michele are returning to Bermuda and Germany, whilst I begin the solo segment of the trip. Next up for me is an 11.5 hour flight to Bangkok. Asia, here I come!