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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The visit goes on

Harrods all illuminated as we ride past on the top deck of the bus. Must say the Oyster card is a great way to travel. I did get one each although I have a bus pass it does not cover the Underground trains.

Camden Lock market is a must when in London even if only as boater the interest is just the fact it is centerd in and  around the canal buildings.

This surprised me, double locks in a pair. I have never seen this and wonder if this occurs anywhere else on the canal system.
In the stable building the stalls are where once the boat horses were bedded down, nice that history survives.

Jaq about to enter the Natural History Museum. I must take her in the museum`s out of town branch at Tring.

Although the museum is free they have a donation machine that takes coins, notes and cards.
£3 will light up the Dinosaur in the entrance hall.
£5 and you can choose the colour.
£10 and the thing will roar, and perhaps people nearby might applaud your generosity.
Or like me put nothing in and think of it as a perk of a long time taxpayer. Pity they don`t allow brits free entry and charge tourists like some countries do for certain attractions. I thought the idea of tourism was to bring money into the country not subsidise peoples holiday with free visits to top attractions.

First show we saw, I let Jaq choose, was a play (see left). Sharon Gless is 50% of the `Cagney & Lacey` team on our television screens quite a few years back.



John Witts said...

Hi Les and Jaq!

While you are in London, you are but a scant 65 minutes by train from Kings Cross to Cambridge/ Waterbeach.

It would be lovely to see you if you have time to escape the metropolis for a day!

John and Jackie (wb Pippin)

Les Biggs said...

Hi John/Jackie
Trouble is the 7 days allowed in the basin is just not long enough for an American on her 1st visit.
Don`t worry we will get together eventually for sure.

NB Valerie & Steam Train by Les Biggs

NB Valerie & Steam Train by Les Biggs