So, we continue!
Day 3 we took a bus to Knightsbridge. We showed the munchkin Harrods which involved coffee:
and then a trip round the hilarious pet section:
The photo of 'pet fashion' I posted the other day was from there too... and they have a pet food section that includes a dog cookie and 'pupcake' store. You couldn't make it up.
Next we walked to South Kensington, took in some French atmosphere and then made for the Natural History Museum (hence the other Poetry Bus poem this week). I did my last two years of school just over the road from there so I do remember visiting the museum... and it has changed a lot since those days. Our girl looked at the dinosaurs (no, not me!) but really preferred the mammals:
Sadly though the escalator through the world wasn't working (typical!):
Next we walked up to Kensington Gardens and looked at the Anish Kapoor sculptures currently dotted about the park (interview with Kapoor here):
Next a bus trip along to Soho and Chinatown for a snack for the young one:
before heading back to our hosts for us grown-ups to share a meal with many cousins.
Day 4 and it's family business for me but the Science Museum for Mark and girl. They wore these:
and saw this:
Our last full day in London was Day 5. Our hosts took us down to Columbia Road flower market in E2. We did indeed see flowers:
walked to Spitalfields market (now a mix of old and new) for lunch and then paid a visit to the lovely Living Museum on Folgate Street, E1 (photos not allowed in there but their site is here and more info here). On our way back to our hosts' we ended up seeing St Paul's again:
And then, pretty much, we came home again (trains on time and not unbearable both ways, a bleedin' miracle!).
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