London

Busy, busy…

London was great.

I find it very good that entrance to all important museums is free (for the permanent collections, anyway). It is good to know that whenever I want I can go to the National Gallery and spend a few hours in front of the impressionists (for example) or to Tate to see Turner or wherever/whatever.

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Fish and Chips (of course!)

Scones, cream and my choice of preserve at Patisserie Valerie.

Guiness, Guiness Red, Smithwicks, Youngs, Ginger Beer, Albana di Romana (Locanda Locatelli).

Indian – Diwana, The Famous Lily Tandoori, Locanda, Wagamama, My Village (Camden Market) a couple of pubs.

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The Playhouse – La Cage aux Folles.

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Shopping at Muji, the minimalist Japanese.

Kew Gardens – spent a few hours there, took hundreds of photos and walked and walked and walked.

Museums:

Tate Britain / Tate Modern / National Gallery / British Museum / Photography Gallery / Barbican Center

Design Museum – somewhat of a letdown. Most of the things on display there I already knew about (I don’t waste my time checking so many RSS feeds daily after all) and, actually, there was too little to see for almost 10 pounds.

Christie’s/Sotheby’s/Bonhams – not much to see here either. Just between sales or displaying second rate stuff. Pitty. The Japanese stuff at Sothebys was actually quite nice. But I just wanted to see where they are and go around a bit.

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