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Day 8: The British Museum and Library

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Its day 8 of our stay in London. I haven't put anything up lately because we've been up early and back late quite a bit recently. We went to Greenwich to see the Maritime Museum, the Meridian Line and the Observatory on Friday, which was good but probably not worth the five quid we paid to get in. On Saturday we had the family over for dinner, which Charles and I cooked, me doing a pad thai for dinner and charles doing crepes for dessert, both of which were succesful and which the family enjoyed.

Yesterday was one of our biggest yet, our tour of Stonehenge. we started the day with an amusing and charismatic tour guide named David, who kept us thouroughly entertained all the way through our journey. We first stopped in the city of Bath, where we toured the Roman bath's and heard some quite stupid questions from American tourists (I also got some fudge for us and Charles got us both delicious ice creams). The hotsprings were quite nice, though we could not swim in them, though judging by the colour (a sickly green), we probably didn't want to. Next on our journey was Laycock, where we had lunch at a lovely little pub and had the best steak and ale pie i've ever tried. We also had a tour around Laycock and saw some area's used as filming locations for Harry Potter, including number 4, Privet Drive, Godrics Hollow and the Hogwarts Great Hall. Finally, we arrived for our sunset viewing of Stonehenge, where we were given private access and allowed inside the stone circle unlike usual tourists. Managed to get some excellent photo's of the stones with the sun in the back. Finally our tour ended and we arrived back at Victoria coach station at about 10:30 pm, almost 12 hours after the tour started. Very long, but very enjoyable day, i reccommend it to everybody.

Today we're off to the British Museum and the British Library, before meeting up with a friend for a drink for our last night in London before heading out to Whitstable. Hope eerybody at home is well and enjoying my posts.

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Posted by Dale Chapman 00:22 Archived in England Tagged stonehenge

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Sooooo jealous!

by Mum

Fantastic pics....and loving the updates as they come through :) Xx

by Frances Csik

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