So, this weekend I was in London…
On Friday when we got to Euston, we noticed that King’s Cross station was only a few minutes walk away, so Jessie suggested we go and see Platform 9 3/4 !
Only that, took us a bit over an hour.. We first entered St Pancras (not the right place), and while we where there we might as well take a look around 🙂
We then went off to the proper Kings Cross, and didn’t see the signs indicating where the (fake!) platform was, so went around walking again… but we finally found it!
Then after looking for a snack, we went off to our hostel (London Backpackers) to check-in and leave off some stuff, and went back for the Jack the Ripper tour, which was slightly long (~2h) but quite interesting.
Our tour guide, Andy. He was great!
We then went off for dinner at some Indian restaurant around brick lane, and went back to the hostel for the night…
Saturday, after missing breakfast at the hostel, and getting one in town, we went off to first visit…
Loads and loads of interesting remainders of ancient civilizations: Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Mexican, etc.
The Rosetta Stone
After that we went off to visit St Pauls Cathedral:
and then on our way to the Tower Bridge…
Big Ben and the London Eye
Back to the hostel for a good night’s sleep 🙂
Sunday, beautiful weather again, and a first stop at Buckingham Palace…
Instead of going to see Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery, which would’ve involved lots of walking to finally not see that much, half of us went back to Coventry, while the remainders and myself decided to go and see..
the Natural History Museum
There’s lots of bones, fake animals, and some rocks.
Not far away was the science museum, which had:
Some sort of engines
Some old machines
Apollo 10 space capsule
a nice colourful wood sort-of thing
Some cool maths/geometrics stuff
The Midsummer Chronophage
I didn’t really notice it at the time, it’s the sister of the Corpus Clock in Cambridge and it really is quite an interesting piece of work.
But my favourite part of all, was most definitely the experiments section:
Icing water, seen through a polarizing filter
Sound waves and water
Their shop also has some really cool gadgets 🙂
Finally, to finish off the trip before returning to Coventry, a nice lunch at the pub:
Steak & Guinness pie, mmmm 🙂
Also, here is the photo album I put on Facebook…
And now I will catch up on the rugby match (FRA/NZL) and go to sleep, cause tomorrow I gotta wake up early for induction week talks…