This was my most productive day, I think.
First thing I did was to go to the amazing British Museum, which was directly across from my hostel. It’s one of those overwhelming museums, so I just mainly looked at the ancient Egypt section and the ancient Greek and Rome sections. They were excellent and really worth the time.
I hit St. Paul’s Cathedral next. It was very nice, except for photography being prohibited. And except for the part where I somehow missed a lot that there was to see. I did learn an important lesson: get the audio tour! You can miss so much, otherwise.
I headed over to the Victoria and Albert after St. Paul’s. Honestly, I wasn’t able to take full advantage of the V&A because I got there so late, I was tired, and I didn’t have the money to see the coolest exhibits (a Da Vinci exhibit, a Renaissance Italy exhibit, and a twilight photography exhibit.) I did get to see Tippoo’s Tiger!
Made it back to the hostel after that and forced myself to have my first sit-down meal at a restaurant. It was at a place called Thai Green Garden – £10 was a hard pill to swallow – especially considering my meals were £3 or under most of the time!
I ended the night by watching a bootleg version of Borat back at the hostel. Whoa my goodness…