London Day 4 - British Library, St Pancras Station and Harry Potter


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August 22nd 2019
Published: August 27th 2019
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Janet and Robert were catching the train down from Bakewell this morning so we needed to meet them at St Pancras Station at midday.

We caught the bus (getting very good at that - also getting good at beating people to the front seat on the top!) into the British Library, it is the largest national library in the world by number of items catalogued. It is estimated to contain 170–200 million+ items from many countries. The building is HUGE. They had an exhibition called Writing:Making your Mark which followed the history of writing, from Egyptian hieroglyphs to digital breakthroughs and everything in between. It was very interesting and we both really enjoyed it. We had a bit of a look around the library and then off to meet the train.

St Pancras Station is an amazing building, it was opened in 1868 and is one of the wonders of Victorian engineering. Along with the former Midland Grand Hotel, it is a masterpiece of Victorian Gothic Architecture and one of the most elegant stations in the World. It is where the Eurostar comes into London as well as regional lines. Train was on time and it was so good
St Pancras StationSt Pancras StationSt Pancras Station

THE MEETING PLACE A 9m tall bronze statue of an intimate pose by the world renowned sculptor Paul Day. Known commonly as 'The Lovers' statue, it takes pride of place on our Grand Terrace
to see Janet and Rob.

After dropping bags back to the hotel and having some lunch we headed into Covent gardens to have a look around before having an early dinner and go to Part one of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play. Oh boy if you are a Harry Potter fan you have got to try and go at one of the cities it is playing. It is over 2 parts, so you can go to a matinee and then the evening or two evenings. The cast and the staging is quite incredible and such a magical experience.

Long and hot trip home at the end on the tube.


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The Palace Theatre

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child


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