Wednesday, September 11, 2013

London Day 5 The Tube and Museums

Tired of walking to our destinations and being too tired of walking to enjoy them upon arrival we finally went to Waterloo and picked up some Oyster Cards.  Down to the Tube and just a couple of stops over to Covent Garden.  It was very easy and I highly recommend to anyone arriving in London to GET ONE.  It does have its limits and I'm still not exactly sure how it will effect us as it seems to limit us to the Central London area.  Although it was not on the day's agenda, we found ourselves right in front of the National Gallery so we went in.  IT WAS HUGE and overwhelming so after visiting a few of the galleries we left.  Perhaps if it rains we will go  back and get the head sets.

We passed through China Town on our way to the London Transport Museum which was reasonably sized and rather enjoyable and informative. 

Telling us about London's population growth and  transportation needs from the 1800's.  First with boats across the river Thames to bridges and Horse Drawn Carriages straight through to the building of the underground tunnels to accommodate the tube. 

There was also a full 2 level Gallery of POSTER ART and if you are in the area don't miss it. 

We finished this day by eating in the Lamb and Flag.  I finally had the traditionally Fish and Chips.
Still cant say I like fried food any better than I did before.

Looks good though.

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