Saturday, 28 August 2010

Real People doing Real Things - A Day Out in London

Middle Temple Lane looking towards Victoria Em...Image via Wikipedia
Hi, it's Bank Holiday weekend and here's a really good day out we did on Friday.

We took the train to Victoria and the 38 bus to Holborn.  From there we walked to Sir John Soane's Museum, 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields.  Sir John Soane, the son of a bricklayer,  was one of  England's greatest architects, his most famous design being the Bank of England.

The interior of the house has been restored to look exactly like the Victorian original.  To our modern eyes it seems gloomy, but fascinating.  There is much of interest to see inside.

We then walked down to Embankment Pier, taking the scenic route down the old cobbled road of Middle Temple Lane.  At the Embankment we took the Circular Cruise down the Thames which finishes at Westminster.  Then it was a walk back to Victoria station and home!  We were going to do a London Walk, see http://www.walks.com/, but felt we'd done enough walking.  It's a good job we didn't I'm still tired!

A wonderful day out, I really love London (we did stop to eat by the way).
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