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The Sunday Salon

I've been in London for four days now (hard to believe it's more than half over) and I'm having a great time! And it's not all been about book shopping. Since my post on Friday, I've been to see The Mousetrap (fabulous); then yesterday I went to the British Museum, where I attended a gallery talk on the collecting of arts from the middle ages, in the 18th century. I also went to the Museum of London, which has an excellent exhibition about Roman Britain.

Today I went to the Tower of London ( a tourist trap, but still, I always like going there when I come to England); and then I spent the afternoon at Hampton Court Palace, which is only 1/2 hour away from Waterloo Station by train. I don't know why, but we've got excellent weather here (they must have known I was coming, ha!), and it was really great to walk along by the river.

So that's been my weekend. In reading, I'm still on Elizabeth Chadwick's The Conquest--though coming close to the end. It's taken me a while: it's a long book, plus I've been busy with other things.

Comments

Meghan said…
Wow, sounds like a great trip so far! I hope you continue to have a wonderful time. =)

Meghan @ Medieval Bookworm
Daphne said…
Glad to hear you are having a good time. When we went in May my husband told me I could bring books for the plane but otherwise wasn't allowed to read. He said he wasn't taking me across the Atlantic so I could read - I could do that at home!
Frances said…
Look at you blogging on vacation. That is devotion. :) Off to check out your previous posts to see if I can view the books you have picked up. Happy vacation and happy reading!
dolleygurl said…
That sounds like a wonderful trip. The note of a passionate blogger is one who blogs on vacation! I do it too!
Danielle said…
What fun! Enjoy the rest of your vacation! Can't wait to hear all about it and see what bookish goodies you come home with!
Michelle said…
Blogging on holiday? Wow.

Do you know, I've lived in England for the past 9 years and I'm not sure I've been to the British museum more than once. I do love Hampton Court Palace though. Hope you enjoy the rest of your trip.
Alyce said…
I loved the British Museum and the Tower. The Victoria and Albert museum was also awesome. I hope you enjoy the rest of your time in England!
Sarah said…
London! SO jealous! Glad you're having fun!

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