Another day of London sightseeing
July 15, 2017
Today was our third day in London. We took the X90 bus again, which was much more crowded but encountered much less traffic, since it was a Saturday. The first thing we did when we got to London was attempt to take a picture at Platform 9 3/4 in King’s Cross Station, but abandoned that idea when there was a huge line and crowd of people everywhere.
From there we went to the British Library, which I ended up really enjoying. They had a really cool exhibition that included the Magna Carta, a display about early book making, and a lot of other interesting historical documents. After the British Library, we went to Buckingham Palace. We didn’t do a tour or anything like that, but it was cool just to see it.
At this point, we were getting hungry and it was getting to be almost time to go to Les Miserables, so on our way back toward the theater, we stopped at one of the 12 Prets that we passed, for our second lunch at Pret in a row. After lunch we headed to the Queen’s Theatre and waited in the huge line outside to get in. I am obsessed with Les Mis, but I have never had the chance to see it on stage before, so this was very exciting for me. The show was incredible, even given the fact that the people sitting right behind me did not stop talking the entire time. I still can’t believe that I finally got to see it on stage, and I was blown away by all the shows we saw on the West End.
After the show, we went to Kensington Palace, and walked around the Kensington Gardens, which are huge. We didn’t see even close to all of it, but what we did see was really pretty.
The final thing we did today in London was go to 221B Baker Street, so Caleigh could take a picture, and then ended up eating dinner at this Italian place we found down the road. The X90 bus has a stop near Baker Street, but we had a very difficult time finding it, and ended up walking really far around the block in search of the stop, probably because I was convinced it was on the opposite side of the road from where it actually was. We did eventually find it, and made it back to Oxford. We were excited at the idea that we wouldn’t have to be up early for another day trip on Sunday, given that we had been doing that for the past three days. As fun as it was, we were ready for a break, even if that meant working on our papers.