Yesterday (Thursday) was my last full day in London. There were a couple of things left on my "to see" list, so after a bit of research I headed out. My legs have been sore so I took the tube.
First stop was the Imperial War Museum. When I was here last year most of it was closed due to renovations for this year's centenary of the start of WWI. The new main area is quite impressive.
Naturally, the main event at the moment is the WWI exhibition. It was superb and packed with people. I learnt a few facts I'd not realised.
The other exhibitions were good, but not as indepth as I'd expected. I guess there are other museums in London that tell the story of WWII in more detail.
My other main destination was the design museum. On the way to the tube station I encountered streets of these buildings.
Then, quite unintentionally, I stumbled across The Shard while looking for a place to eat my lunch. Foreboding like a 21st century pyramid.
The design museum had some interesting exhibitions including one on Louis Kahn, a famous architect. Overall though, I was a little disappointed. I expected more exhibits. This is the sign on the wall of the museum.
I decided to walk back to the apartment to maximise my last experience of London (this time around) and hopefully find one or two photo ops.
I love how in London you can turn a corner and suddenly an iconic building peeks out from between the ordinary office blocks.
Last discovery of the day was this old church ruin now a public garden.
Spent the evening tidying, packing and planning my trip to the airport in the morning. Looks like the baggage handler strike is going ahead so the airline has advised getting there early.