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Travel Blogs from London
... to have lunch in the restaurant but it was handled very efficiently.
Finally, we walked across the road to the Victoria and Albert Museum which specialises in decorative art and design. Lots of sculptures and friezes as well as many artefacts from Asia. Quite a bit of Medieval Church relics as well.
By this time serious museum wilt had set in so we headed home to do some washing and rest up for our final day in London ...
... that we had cleverly stumbled upon the famous Oxford Street. Our stomachs grumbled and alerted us to the need for food. While Oxford Street may be known for high-end fashion, the section we were wandering around was certainly not known for food. So a couple of jet-lagged Aussies abroad wandered up and down a few alleys and side streets and stumbled upon Soho Joes, where for £5 we were treated to a big English breakfast and a mug of tea. It was also at ...
... plonk straight into bed where we slept like logs!
Day 2 of the tube strike, at Nicola's suggestion we got a bus to Canary Wharf, and got a ferry up the Thames under Tower bridge, and passing the Tower of London, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre up to Embankment. I remember doing a Thames cruise when we were here 9 years ago and absolutely freezing our ***** off, but we actually had sunny skies and it was unseasonably warm, so much so that Mikey was wearing shorts and tshirt! We ...
For those of you that don't know, today, after 7 months, I returned back to the
UK. After 40 hours travelling I am exhausted, but I don't think I will ever
forget the journey.. or the look on my mums face.
I think perhaps I have even shocked myself with the decisions I have made and
the things I have done since September, and for this I have probably just taken
part in the most character building year of my life.
My reason for taking ...
... installation of a huge bronze designed by Adrian Jones. It is based on a smaller original which caught the eye of Edward VII at a Royal Academy exhibition. The sculpture depicts the angel of peace descending on the chariot of war. The face of the charioteer leading ...