We arrived yesterday afternoon and had a stroll around the streets as the sun went down.
This morning we walked across the street from our hotel and had breakfast overlooking the Tower of London and Tower Bridge. I always love that view.
P was very keen to visit the Postal Museum... I know, most of you will now start yawning. We made our way to Mount Pleasant, not far from High Holborn, and found the museum easily enough. It was very informative. A lot of interesting information about how our postal system came about and how it evolved.
We then crossed the road to take a ride on the Mail Rail, the little train that used to carry the mail to and from the railway stations and the sorting office via a network of underground tunnels. Not for the claustrophobic.
A long stroll back along the Thames Path, stopping off at M&S Simply Food to buy pasta salad for our meal this evening. We were given vouchers for a free drink when we checked into our hotel so we shall have a glass of wine in our room, eat our pasta and watch the lights over the town
I have a weakness for pillar boxes, red of course.ReplyDelete
Just the mention of museum does include a yawn, but once inside (depending on the subject) they are interesting places to visit.
Thank you. We both found it interesting and I learned a lot, plus I got to ride on the little train and beat my claustrophobia!Delete
The pillar boxes are green in Ireland. Super photos. Have a great holiday Jaycee. Check your suitcases for an Elfie stowaway.ReplyDelete
Will do! Thanks 😁Delete
You never said that Peregrine was once your postman. As for Naughty Elf's perilous situation, I am afraid that I have already contacted the Douglas branch of the N.S.P.C.E..ReplyDelete
That would have to be the M.S.P.C.EDelete
Oh yeah, I forgot that The Isle of Man is a self-governing British Crown dependency. Have a lovely time at La Gomorrah.Delete
You made the most of your day in town, that`s for sure. Enjoy your vacation!ReplyDelete
Thanks Chris. Off to catch the train now down to Gatwick airport for the next legDelete
The Postal Museum sounds fascinating! I have a friend whose husband used to work at Mount Pleasant...ReplyDelete
Lovely photos of London sights; they have ice skating at the Tower of London? Who knew?
I don't think Elfie will let you leave him behind somehow...
My grandma apparently worked there too, in WW2 in the sorting office. The museum was a very interestimg place.Delete