Hi - my daughter and I will be going to London in February to watch
the Queen present my sister with the OBE.... pretty cool! We're
staying a few extra days for my daughter to do some historical
research. I would like to do some different sightseeing while there.
Any suggestions of unusual but well worth doing places to go, things
to see, galleries, etc. We've been enough to have done most of the
best known tourist things... I'm looking for less well known but
neat things. Jewelry related is fine but not imperative.
I'll put forth a suggestion for anyone else going - the Imperial War
Museum. Certainly had not ever been on my "to do" list in London, but
my dd is very into military history, and the last time we were over
she arranged to do research in their reading room, which apparently
is one of the top in the world in military history. So I had all day
to browse the museum. It turned out to be a really incredible
experience, and a truly fabulous museum that neither promotes or
denigrates war, but simply has incredible exhibits examining war and
its impacts on people, animals, etc. While we were there they had
wonderful exhibits on War and Animals, and War and Children. They
have an ongoing age restricted looping video presentation on the top
floor on atrocities by humans against humans..... extremely powerful
stuff.... and really upsetting.
So any suggestions are welcome.
Thanks in advance!
Beth in SC