Day 1.  The Victoria & Albert Museum, London

The start of another long weekend in London.  Arriving in the capital around lunchtime, I decided to take the Underground to South Kensington so that I could visit the Victoria & Albert Museum which is on Cromwell Road. The Victoria & Albert (V & A) is the world's leading museum of art and design housing many of …

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Day 2.  Starting the day in Mayfair, London

A much brighter morning and gladly somewhat milder than yesterday.  After taking a train to Victoria from Clapham Junction, the country's busiest railway station we rode the Underground one stop to Green Park as we wished to visit the Royal Institution on Albermarle Street, just off Piccadilly. In the basement of the Royal Institution you …

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Day 3.  The Imperial War Museum & Chinese New Year Celebrations

I've visited the Imperial Museum North at Salford Quays, Manchester a couple of times but had not visited the main site in London so on this cold, dreary morning we decided to take a look.  The nearest underground station is Lambeth North but this is currently closed whilst the lifts are being replaced so as an alternative, …

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Day 4.  Chinese New Year in London

To round off our weekend in London we headed to Trafalgar Square where a huge festival to celebrate the Chinese New Year (Year of the Rooster) was taking place from 10.00 a.m.  No visit to London should take place without visiting this iconic square with Nelson's Column at its centre surrounded by four lions.  Getting …

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