Published: January 27th 2010January 27th 2010
We arrived into London this morning around 9am (4am for our families back home) and although we slept very little on the plane, we were ready to get settled into London life. Our hotel is located across the road from Hyde Park and the gardens there are lovely even in the winter. We had hoped to get some rest but our room was not ready so we headed out to the British Museum to while away the hours.
The British Museum was incredible. Smile at the guards who wave you in with free admission. Check your coats in the cloak room and arm yourself with a camera. The British Museum is one of the few museums that allows photography in all of its galleries. Our first stop was the Rosetta Stone. This intricately carved stone unlocked the mysteries of hieroglyphics.
We wandered through the Egyptian collection, the private collection of Sir Hans Sloane who was the founder of the British Museum, the mosaics collections, and Greek collections. I almost lost Diane in the Jade collection! It was love at first sight for her and those beautiful green treasures. Our favorite element of the museum was the interactive stations where docents let you handle the artifacts and helped make thier histories come alive.
A quick ride back on the Central Line of the tube and we found our room finally ready for our invasion. We're taking a break to check emails and write this blog before heading out for our first evening of British culinary fare. Tori has recommended fish and chips... we'll see what we can find!
Tomorrow we have a day of exploring before I start mixing business with pleasure and getting some work done bringing our bit of island sunshine to chilly London.
Til tomorrow's adventure... we leave you with our love from London,
Ricki & Diane