I’m back in London now, and looking forward to the next part of my trip, which takes me mid next week to Munich for the Oktoberfest Beer Festival, and then on from there to New York and across the USA.
So yesterday I had booked an appointment at the UK Passport Office to renew my UK passport, which expires in a month. I had decided to pay the extra cost and chosen the premium one day service, and I was surprised at how straightforward the process was.
I left all my documents with them, paid the fee, and was told to come back in four hours to collect my new passport. While I waited, I thought I would go and visit a couple of London’s famous museums, which are not far away from the passport office.
A couple of stops on the tube took me to South Kensington, and I went first to the Natural History Museum. There are some amazing sights there, the dinosaur skeletons being my favourite. The cross-section of the giant sequoia tree is pretty amazing too, the tree being cut down at an estimated 1335 years old in 1892.
Across the road is the Victoria and Albert Museum, and just further along is the Science Museum. I did a very quick dash around the V & A, and then headed to the Science Museum, which I could have spent hours in. Fascinating. In the hour I had there I only saw a very small part of what was on display.
Another great thing about all three of these museums – they are all FREE!