16th October 2019 by emmadurnford

16th October 2019

A day up town today after a trip via Raynes Park for an ultrasound for Colin.

Afterward an excellent coffee at the new Costa, we headed up town. I had an itinerary of things to do and we started by picking up a book at the Victoria branch of Westminster Library and then heading to the Embankment tube so we could walk to a gallery near Trafalgar Square to see an exhibition of the lion photographs that Margot Raggett had presented to my photo club last week. It was very good although we just missed Margot as she had gone to lunch.

Afterwards we started to head for the Mithraeum - I visited last year when Colin was in Spain and he wanted to see it. However we ‘off-roaded’ by stopping at an Itsu eatery near Embankment and had some lunch. It was very nice - Japanese style - we have not eaten at one of these places before.

Onwards to the City and although we arrived a bit earlier than the ticket times, we were let in anyway. The display of Roma artefacts is very interesting but I do feel it Is a bit too reconstructed and it is not in the exact position as originally sited. Afterwards we avoided the rain and on our way back to Bank tube, spotted the Bank of England museum. Today was our day of discovering new places in London and as it was free entry we headed in. Another fascinating place and we got a chance to try and lift a genuine gold bar (very securely locked in a cabinet with iron bars around it!). Shame about the crawling children and loud teenagers though…

This is the view as we headed down the travelator to Bank - very arty!
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