Saturday, November 19

a day out in London

On 11.11.11 we caught the 11.11am train to Waterloo and had a day out in London town.

We went to the Whitechapel Art Gallery (excellent) where we saw a Wilhelm Sasnal exhibition (ok), a small Rothko room (coloured squares) and the Government Art Collection (good).

Then we went to the cafe in the crypt at St Martin-in-the-fields, Trafalgar Square, for lunch. It's one of my favourite cafes. We had spinach potato and nutmeg soup followed by a hearty bowl of apple crumble. Highly recommended!

We caught a bus to Bond Street and rode along Regent St looking at all the lights and festivity. Selfridges was stunning.

Near Bond Street is a grand old house which is home to the Wallace Collection. Lots of old paintings, furniture, etc, but what I liked most was the house itself. Very exquisite and out-of-this-era. There is also a wonderful restaurant in the centre of the house, in an indoor courtyard. I will go for afternoon tea there one day.

This week has been a busy, tiring one with lots of ups and downs. Head down, think of Christmas!

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