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British Museum

Having seen developments over the years and noting it is Bryony’s favourite museum, I thought I should go and see the British Museum to see if it measured up. The answer is an emphatic yes; despite the huge numbers of people entering the museum, the village like capacity of the interior meant there was plenty of room for everyone. First time too to see the Elgin marbles and wonder whether they should be there or back in Athens. Difficult question. Ended the day back in the excellent Searcy’s with a fab view of the city.

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Room for everyone

Elgin Marbles

Elgin Marbles

The original Lewis chess set, copied many times by the old man

The original Lewis chess set, copied many times by the old man

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Bar in the Guerkin

Sunset

Sunset

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Atop the Gherkin

Well, 30 St Mary Axe to be precise. Having been in a few times, but never to the top, it was good to get an opportunity to finally get there via Searcy’s, who have been opening a few slots in their restaurant on the 39th floor. The inside is perhaps even more extravagant than the outside (especially the view right to the top from the restaurant) and the food was excellent. Interesting to look across to the other towers we have visited recently. Just waiting for the Cheesegrater to open something up on their top floor…

Permission granted from Livi to use this - coffee stop in John Lewis

Permission granted from Livi to use this – coffee stop in John Lewis

With another sheep

With another sheep

Arriving at the venue

Arriving at the venue

View across the city

View across the city

Unusual view of the top

Unusual view of the top

A hour later...

An hour later…

Leaving the venue

Leaving the venue

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