Museums - Victoria & Albert and Science Museum
17.01.2016 - 17.01.2016
Started day 2 in London with another breakfast at Daylesford – much busier there this morning. Londoners must go out on Sunday morning for breakfast!
Weather was a bit greyer and wetter today, so the plan was to hit a couple of museums and check out Harrods, so we caught the tube towards Kensington and the Victoria & Albert museum (for Sarah and I) and the Science Museum (for JT).
So you probably need to spend about a week at these museums and you’d still only scratch the surface, but the V&A had a special exhibition that intrigued Sarah and I – Shoes: Pleasure and Pain. Unfortunately everyone else seemed to want to go thru at the same time as us (probably the weather) but it was a great display of shoes over the centuries.
JT spent the time in the science museum at an exhibit of cosmonauts and was similarly impressed (V2 rockets, Apollo capsule, Harrier Jump jet proto-type etc).
We then met up and strolled along Knightsbridge Rd towards Harrods – stopping for lunch along the way. Harrods had a sale on and was a bit manic. But still amazing to wander around looking at all the ‘name’ brands – Gucci, Tom Ford, Louis Vuitton for example. JT found a 6 pack Harrods style – a vertical tasting of Chateau Haut-Brion 2000-2005 for a mere GBP1,995 down from GBP2,750!!!!!
Then caught a bus to Hyde Park corner, photo session at the Marble Arch, then headed back to the flat to meet up with Oli who was arriving back from Dubai. Dinner out planned at Sicily again!