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Kensington Gardens & Dinner with Friends

London - 23/2/82 - Sunny 6 degrees

Walked across Kensington Gardens to Albert Memorial - magnificent carvings of all famous people - writers and musicians such as Shakespeare, Mozart, Bach and Handel. Built by Queen Victoria. Opposite is Royal Albert Hall - monstrous old round building.

Walked past all the museums. Natural History Museum, beautiful old building and then past Victoria and Albert Museum and into Knightsbridge. Went to Harrods - huge old building which takes up whole block and is on 4-½ acres. Nearly went mad in the shop - so many departments all beautiful and things to buy you never see at home. In the food hall millions of cheeses and salamis hanging up and turkeys, rabbits and fish. Clothes very expensive but beautiful. Bought pork pie and scones for lunch. Incredible shop.

In Knightsbridge there are all the posh shops such as Jaegar and Yves St. Laurent. Caught tube to Russell Square and walked to British Museum. Beautiful Greek style building with columns. Need a couple of days to see through it properly - only saw Elgin Marbles - carved statues from the Parthenon. Saw Egyptian mummies - incredible. Some still had hair on their heads. Others were boxes of bones. Saw old Egyptian statues and Rosetta Stone. Hieroglyphics so detailed.

Caught train to Westminster to see Westminster Abbey - very nice church. Paid 1 pound 10 each to see Royal Chapels at back where Queens and Kings buried. Caught tube home. Met Lynelle, Jo and Ros at Old Swan Inn for drinks. Stayed for dinner - had bangers and baked beans. Had log fire. Love the way drinks are served - Bacardi and Coke in wine glass with lemon.

Victoria & Albert

Victoria & Albert


British Museum

British Museum


Harrods

Harrods


Park looking to V& A

Park looking to V& A

Posted by hillbillyramsey 17:00 Archived in United Kingdom

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