It’s hard to believe that nearly ten days have passed and I leave London tomorrow. London is busy busy busy and tiring. Fun, too, though. I’ve seen the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace; walked through St James’s and Regent’s parks; gone to the London Zoo; seen Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 in Kingston; went to the Sherlock Holmes Museum at 221b Baker Street; gone to two Proms at the Royal Albert Hall; visited the Victoria & Albert Museum; went to Evensong at St Paul’s and at Westminster Abbey; spent a day in the British Library; geeked out in the ‘Out of This World’ science-fiction exhibition at the British Library; went to the ‘Treasures of Heaven’ exhibit at the British Museum; saw Arthur Darvill (a.k.a Rory from Doctor Who) play Mephistopheles in Doctor Faustus at The Globe; and went to Oxford for a day during which I climbed the tower of Great St Mary’s and went to the King James Bible exhibition at the Bodleian. I’ve walked down the Strand, through Covent Garden, along Victoria Embankment, from Trafalgar Square to Westminster, across the Millennium Bridge and London Bridge, down Euston Road, around Bloomsbury, and have ridden bus, coach, tube, and train. I’ve spent time with friends from Oklahoma, a former housemate from Oxford, and my current housemate and her friends in London, who I can start to call my friends, too. I still haven’t been to the Natural History Museum or the Tate Modern, but I like to save things for next time. It’s been quite a holiday!
Tomorrow I board another train. Next stop: Bristol!