Sunday, August 28, 2011

Near the British Museum

Near the British Museum by susanvg
Near the British Museum, a photo by susanvg on Flickr.
The last few days of trip were spent in London. We walked many miles - it's such a great city for walking.

Both my spouse and I feel there are places we have to see each time we are in London. I love to walk the South Bank. I love the views, the river and the fact that we can walk in a place without cars.


Walking over the Millenium Bridge we got a view of Tower Bridge - one of our musts. Then walking on the other side of the river we passed by St. Paul's. On foot you see things you would not otherwise see. We explored small streets and lanes. Here's one find:

Hidden Courtyard

A little gem hidden away. We stayed near the Marble Arch - another favourite that we like to see.

Marble Arch

We took a long walk through Hyde Park, stopping to admire the water fowl in the Serpentine Lake.

The Serpentine - Hyde Park            Swan - the Serpentine - Hyde Park

A rain shower sent us into the Victoria & Albert Museum where we stopped for lunch. Here's a view of where we didn't eat, staying dry indoors. It was a pleasure to eat in the Poynter Room. I recently read The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt. Many chapters take place in the V&A.

Victoria and Albert Museum

Another day we took the tube to Westminster and walked from there back to our hotel near Marble Arch. We passed parliament, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and walked through Green Park and Hyde Park. A good way to prepare for the long flight home.

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1 comment:

  1. Susan, I'm an English major who's never been to London! Thank you for taking me with you. Looks like more rain in England!