The Kobylkas in Europe

Written by 11:30 pm 2010

London Day #3

I think all of our internal clocks are reset, though we’ll find out tonight and tomorrow. We didn’t get out the door until 1pm or so which was fine. Our first stop was the Imperial War Museum and we spend a couple of hours in it. The IWM is a terrific museum with a ton of exhibits and oodles of information. We spend most of our time in the First and Second World War exhibits.

Next up was the Sherlock Holmes Museum which we visited more at my prodding. We saw the recent Sherlock Holmes movie and the boys really liked it. It was better than I expected but for me Sherlock Holmes doesn’t get any better than Jeremy Brett. I saw him play Holmes live in a play during my 1989 trip to England. Anyway, the museum was a good time.

In front of the museum.


Donning the Holmes look.

I think all of our internal clocks are reset, though we’ll find out tonight and tomorrow. We didn’t get out the door until 1pm or so which was fine. Our first stop was the Imperial War Museum and we spend a couple of hours in it. The IWM is a terrific museum with a ton of exhibits and oodles of information. We spend most of our time in the First and Second World War exhibits.

Next up was the Sherlock Holmes Museum which we visited more at my prodding. We saw the recent Sherlock Holmes movie and the boys really liked it. It was better than I expected but for me Sherlock Holmes doesn’t get any better than Jeremy Brett. I saw him play Holmes live in a play during my 1989 trip to England. Anyway, the museum was a good time.

In front of the museum.


Donning the Holmes look.

Well today was a bust but we still had a good time. I thought was that our internal clocks had reset but that thought proved incorrect when we went to bed last night at 10pm, and David & I did not wake until 1pm Monday and I had to wake Alex up at 2pm. We headed for the London Eye and there was between a 30 and 45 minute wait so we decided to go to the Tower of London. We had lunch on the way and arrived at 5:20pm and it closes at 5pm. Since we woke up only three hours earlier it seemed like late morning for us. We planned on taking the Jack the Ripper walking tour at 7:30pm but the boys were tired so we just called it a day. That’s fine, we still had fun walking around the city as we saw Parliament and tooled around on the Tube and buses. We leave London tomorrow (Tuesday) morning which is too bad but we spent five days here last visit. We rent our car tomorrow and then head to Taunton which is in Somerset County.

Outside the Tower of London, about 20 minutes after it closed. While disappointed, the boys were happy to get back to our lodgings and relax for the remainder of the evening.

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