A Day In London

Once a month or so, Andrew and I like to go to London for the day and get lost. We’re only 20-30 minutes away by train, but we’re often so tired by the weekend that we choose to stay home (and save money). I catch up on boring, but necessary, things like laundry -an all day chore without a dryer. Andrew finished setting up his office recently, and he can happily spend an entire day on the computer. The point is, a day spent in London is special because it’s not something we treat ourselves to on the regular.

London always makes for a good time, but still some days are better than others. Sometimes we just meander, and other times we have a strict plan. A few Saturday’s ago we were really on our game -at least I think so. We didn’t rush ourselves and slept in. We bought  coffee on the way to train station, and the weather surprised us with some sunshine. After a week of random snow flurries (at the end of April!), it was really nice to see the sun again. We headed to Kensington for a day at *free* museums.

Our first stop was the Victoria and Albert Museum. The V&A is my happy place. I’ve been several times, but I keep discovering new items to appreciate. It’s inviting for everyone – and one of my favourite features is the wading pool in the courtyard where kids are welcome to play.

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We ate lunch at the V&A cafe -another beautiful spot.

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After lunch, we went to the Natural History Museum. This is one of Andrew’s favourites because dinosaurs. And I’m a fan too.DSC_0019_122The weather was beautiful, but still pretty chilly, so it was nice to be indoors for part of the day.DSC_0026_129DSC_0023_126.1After a solid afternoon at the Museum, we went to Hatchards, London’s oldest bookshop. It’s occupied the current building in Piccadilly for over two centuries!

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We probably spent an hour pursuing the books. ❤

I definitely recommend these three spots to anyone with an extra day to spend in London, and I know I’ll be back!

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