Tuesday, 27 November 2012

The guide book lied ......

Today we went to the V&A museum, firstly to view the Hollywood costume exhibition. A fantastic collection suffering badly from a very poor layout and a population of people who are really slow readers. Once again we were surprised at just how short some actors are! Had an early lunch of venison, chestnut and ale pot pie eaten in the Morris room - decorated by Morris & Co.
The rest of the museum is overwhelming and after three hours, a cup of tea and scone, decided to quit while we were ahead having seen a good eighty five percentage except for the two beasts of dacre (google it) griffin and bull were in storage. Grrr
Off to Florence Nightingale museum which again had undergone a modernisation to it's detriment - seemed to have been a sale on fake green hedging to cover the displays!!
We saw the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben in twilight and the rain.
Dover St Market was our next stop do not let the name fool you is actually too cool for school - way to cool for us - but Maree wanted to buy the perfume here so we did and got out ASAP.
Walked along Piccadilly to Piccadilly Circus and then to Hamleys toy shop where they were spraying fake snow from the top of the building. Inside they had a great lego display of the royals. Post this were a bit tired so came home early.


  1. shame about the short people. tower of london - old henry eight has a big pecker as the armour to cover it shows.

  2. good lord, someone has a lot of time on their hands to do those lego works - very impressive. Love my new address BTW, thanks very much.