There is so much to do & see in London and many of the museums and galleries are free, which is certainly nice, especially when you’re feeling a bit "monetarily downtrodden" due to an unfavorable exchange rate. The incredible metro system makes exploring easy (and inexpensive) & traveling with Finn is like having a personal GPS. He’s incredible at navigation, a skill in which I am severely lacking so I’m thankful to be mindlessly rolling my suitcase behind him wherever we go.
By the end of our trip, we: visited Savile Row, the British Museum, Kensington Gardens, the Sherlock Holmes museum
& London Zoo, the Tate Modern, walked along the Thames & and waved hello to Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, & the statues
in Trafalgar Square. Some destinations are pictured below…have a look if you’d like!
|Savile Row, the golden mile for tailoring! |
Also, if you hang out with me, i'll make you point at stuff
and embarrass you in front of the passersby.
|my aslan at trafalgar square.|
|primrose hill near our hotel by regent park.|
|happy in the gardens aside buckingham palace.|
|so glad we visited during bloom-time.|
below: big ben & the london eye.
Of all our premeditated destinations, the Tate Modern was a site I certainly didn’t want to miss. It’s famed for its huge and diverse collection of modern art, all of which I thoroughly enjoyed gazing at and reading about. Even if I didn't care for the particular piece, it's fun to read the adjoining text & envision what the artist intended to convey. So many creative (and perhaps drug-induced) minds have created beautiful, mysterious, and stirring works that are simply just fun to see. Many of the installations feel like dreams and the short time we spent there was a highlight of our time in London for me.
|the art timeline stretches across a giant wall. i love the layout - so cool!|
|a little sample of things we saw.|
Our time in London was big fun & I'm thankful I got to tag along with Finn.
I loved the time we spent together when he hasn't working & enjoyed
poking around the city on my own the rest of the time.
All in all, a smashing success! Hoorah!
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