On the last Sunday of the holidays we took advantage of a train ticket offer* and caught the train to London for the day.
Having waited until all of the children could appreciate the trip we were finally headed for The Natural History Museum (Actual History Museum according to Monty).
As you’d expect, the museum was incredibly crowded so we limited ourselves to the mammal hall and the dinosaur exhibition. I adore the NHM, who doesn’t? It is wondrous from the outside and entrancing on the inside.
I love the architecture, it is unbelievably detailed. I think you could spend years viewing the building and still not have drunk in everything it has to offer.
It was designed by Alfred Waterhouse who coincidentally designed our local church around the same time (you can see the tower in this post with it’s NHM-esq details). Even more coincidentally he also designed my business partner’s town hall up in Scotland. Or rather, he got about a bit in Victorian times.
We began and ended our day on the South Banks which is always one of the most fun places to hang out in central London – why did I never come here when I lived in the city? Couldn’t you just stay for the whole day and never get bored?
This Summer they have been celebrating a Festival of Neighbourhood which makes it even more thrilling than usual. Add to that Wahaca’s Street Kitchen and you pretty much have my perfect day out.
I wanted to make a short film for the children to remember their day and decided to go with a series of still images in stop motion. You know I have a weakness for stop motion and time lapse!
Hope you enjoy coming along for the ride x
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*Which, as an aside, was not offered on the National Rail site nor in station. Thank goodness for The Tainline highlighting it and saving us nearly £20 /aside over.