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Saturday, 30 July 2011

Yesterday.......

I went to London and met up with a friend. 
We had a full day planned that started in the British Library looking at an exhibition called OUT OF THIS WORLD Science Fiction but not as you know it.......it was really interesting, well worth a visit.........I have postcards so watch out for a journal page coming soon!
Next we went on to TEMPLE CHURCH....it's just off The Strand....this was our third attempt at visiting this church and it was finally open! This is the church featured in Dan Browns Da Vinci Code film, but that's not why we went! It is a medieval church built by the Knights Templar and has an unusual round nave......that's why we went!!




Next on the list was The London Review Bookshop in Bury Place right next door to Blade Rubber Stamps........now this sounds very worthy and while I do love a good book shop (which this was) the other reason to go there is that they have a coffee shop attached with THE MOST YUMMY cakes ever!!!!
Then just across the road to THE BRITISH MUSEUM to see their latest exhibition .....TREASURES OF HEAVEN......which was fantastic....lots of reliquaries.
By this time we were hungry again so we headed to COVENT GARDEN and an Italian restaurant called DA POLPO........yummy veggie (meat) balls and spaghetti!!
PHEW!! Time to head home..........I discovered my ticket home was FIRST CLASS......not planned, it was just the cheapest option......but very civilised......sandwiches, crisps, cake, tea/coffee and glass of wine......perfect end to FABULOUS day!!

7 comments:

Barb Cady said...

Now that sounds just the perfect day to me, I woud love to replicate it but oh drat, work gets in the way! glad you had a good time, look forward to seeing your journal pages.

Helen said...

Sounds an exhausting day!! Love the church.

genagirl said...

I love that rubber stamp store. I went there a year ago (before hitting the Brit as well) and bought some really neat stuff!

Sarah said...

great day out :) I'm going to the sci fi exhibition next week! I'm just hoping it won't be too boring for my 9 year old otherwise he'll be dragging me through it and I won't get to enjoy it properly

Sid said...

Sounds like your day was fab Sue !!

Siobhan Brignull said...

what a great day you had, I used to live opposite the BM, too young to have any interest in the fantastic shops they have there though, hoping to visit in my hols.

Palma said...

Now, that's what I call a fabulous trip! Loved the pictures but was disappointed not to find any of those cakes to drool over ;) You could write a travel guide book, I bet ;)