Last weekend I had a wonderful weekend away from the stress of third year in London! The trip was a birthday present from my boyfriend and as it was far more interesting to write about than my never ending days in the library I’m going to do a two part blog post about what we got up to! The first is all about the museums and galleries we visited.
We managed to fit a lot into two days, starting with the V&A. I’d never been to before and I did enjoy having a wander round. Like a lot of the museums in London it’s free entry which is always a bonus. It’s like a traditional museum that’s a big collection of artefacts all under one roof. I did find it lacked a clear ‘story’ throughout the museum but it was interesting none the less. I particularly liked the fashion throughout history bit and the caste collection (which is a room with big caste moulds of landmarks and art from around the world). But for me the highlight was the café which is partly set in a really old ornate room and partly in a more modern room. The food was wonderful and there was a good range, with a café selling really nice deli ciabatta sandwiches and salad, a restaurant with hot food, as well as patisserie.
After enjoying the V&A we wondered down the south bank of the Thames and stopped off at a market stall to get some mulled wine before heading into the Tate Modern! I really enjoyed the gallery we looked around three of the galleries (again this was all free), there were some impressive pieces.
On Sunday, we headed to the design museum which is in a really cool building! In fact the building was the most impressive part of the museum for me, we only did the museum part not the any of the exhibitions and it was quite interesting but it wasn’t my favourite of the places we looked around, I prefer history museums and art galleries.
We decided to finish the weekend by a brief trip to The National Gallery, which consisted mainly of a trip to their wonderful café which has the most beautiful cast iron teapots and delicious Earl Grey tea. There was also just enough time to pop and see “The Ambassadors” by Hans Holbein which I really like because I studied it during A Level English Literature and I found it fascinating! All in all it was an amazing weekend and an amazing break from uni!
Look out for part two of this post – all about the incredible food and all the places we went to to eat!