17th January 2024 Cultural Day Out in London
London Day out – A wonderful day out in London, selection of cultural and other activities, including a walk via landmarks and places of interest.
10.00am Meeting at Victoria & Albert Museum, South Kensington, London.
“From unmissable exhibitions to extraordinary collections, there is something for everyone. Explore our miles of galleries or dip into the exciting array of exhibitions & displays.”
Admission is free (although some exhibitions carry an additional charge – we will be focusing on the plethora of free things to see).
Nearest tube station is South Kensington (under ten minutes walk to Victoria & Albert Museum)
11.30am Walking to China Town passing, Harrods, Wellington Arch down Constitution Hill to Buckingham Palace and The Mall.
12.45pm – A wander around China Town and Covent Garden. We will stop for a rest and have a light lunch before a short (fifteen minute) walk, via the Royal Opera House, to Lincoln’s Inn Fields and the Sir John Soane’s Museum. This museum is small, filled and one of London’s hidden gems.
“Discover the extraordinary house and museum of Sir John Soane, one of the greatest English architects, who built and lived in it two centuries ago. The museum has been kept as it was at the time of his death in 1837, and displays his vast collection of antiquities, furniture, sculptures, architectural models and paintings.”
2pm – 4pm Privates Apartments Tour (which is free at this time) then remainder of Sir John Soane’s Museum.
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