Subject: London recommendations
We just returned from a super week in London. Here are some recommendations of things to do if you have done all the usual and seen the big musicals:

Museums and Galleries: The new British Library (the manuscript collection is much more accessible than formerly was in British Museum plus there are some marvelous special changing exhibitions in great space.)

The soon-to-be opened Globe Theatre Undercroft Museum--looks wonderful--we were there for a reception for academics, but were able to see the nearly completed exhibits.

Walks with The Original London Walks -- over the years, we have done most of them and thoroughly enjoyed them all. Walks with some of the other companies have been less satisfactory.

The London Transport Museum in Covent Garden.

The Museum of Natural History's special exhibitions: The Wildlife Photograph Winners exhibition and the Voyages of Discovery exhibit.

Tour of Harrow School (where Churchill, Trollope, Byron, etc. went to school)--a fascinating look at one of Britain's leading public (i.e. private) boys' schools, where we saw the young boys, on a Sunday, wearing their formal tailcoats and vests.

Also, don't forget to drink some Old Peculier (A Yorkshire ale) at the Museum Tavern across from the British Museum (Karl Marx supposedly drank there while simultaneously writing Das Kapital!)

All in all, January is a good time to visit London--fewer crowds, big sales in stores.

Cheers Pat and Bill in Baltimore