Here are the pictures for Day 3!
On Day 3:
After our first night on my cousin’s comfortable air mattress (seriously…I have one of my own that I won’t sleep on! Her’s is great!), we went to the British Library.
The British Library was amazing! There aren’t any pictures from inside the really good room: The Sir John Ritblat gallery. This area held some of the greatest things I’ve ever seen.
I saw the original manuscript of Beowulf, Charlotte Bronte’s handwritten manuscript of Jane Eyre, and some of Jane Austen’s Juvenalia (and her original writing desk!), Charles Lutwidge Dodgson’s journals that formulated his most famous works (never heard of him? look him up! you have!), the Gutenberg Bible, the Magna Carta, Shakespeare’s first folio, and some of the Beatle’s handwritten lyrics.
All in all, excellent! I was pretty solidly blown away.
We then went to the British Museum, which was amazing as well. I can’t even describe everything we saw in there, but I loved it all! From the friezes taken from the Parthenon, as well as the Caryatids, the mausoleum from Halikarnassos, the Sutton Hoo artifacts, the Nereid Monument from Xanthos, and much, much more.
The museum was the only place in London that was completely crowded. Honestly, as much fun as it may be during the summer, I recommend to go during the off season. It may be a bit colder, but it’s fantastic to miss the overwhelming crowds.
After the museum, we made our way over to Covent Garden Market, where there are a few vendors with handmade things for sale, pretty nice! Also, we caught a great String Quintet that was dancing around and having a great time. That was a great way to end the day!
Here’s a video of it! Enjoy!