Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A), London

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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Big Ben and Houses of Parliament at dusk

Day 2. The Faraday Museum & Wallace Collection, 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 Albemarle Street, just off Piccadilly. In the basement of the Royal Institution you …

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Tower Bridge, London at night

Day 2.  A walk along the Thames Path 

Leaving our hotel in Clapham Junction we walked the few steps across to the railway station in order to board a service to Putney in south west London, just 10 minutes away.  We then enjoyed a hearty breakfast on the high street before wandering round the shops and making our way towards the river. Strolling …

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Tower Bridge, London

Day 3. London’s South Bank and Portobello Market

We started the day with a cooked breakfast near Tower Bridge followed by a walk along the south bank of the Thames Path as far as London Bridge, taking a few minutes to walk around the attractive Hay's Galleria.  Originally a warehouse and enclosed dock this listed building was converted in the 1980's to offices, …

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Day 2. Sky Garden, London

A bright sunny morning, so we started the day with a tube ride to London Bridge, walking across the bridge to Monument and a stroll along the north bank of the Thames. Our reason for starting the day there was to take a ride to the top of the 'Walkie Talkie' building, Officially known as '20 …

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