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obxgirl May 28th, 2006 01:49 PM

Regarding restaurants near the British Museum:

A couple of city blocks away, just beyond the Goodge St. tube station you'll find Charlotte Street which is home to a number of really good and moderately priced restaurants, thai, tapas, indian, and italian.

wondering May 28th, 2006 02:50 PM

Not sure if you have decided...but...I think you should decide wheteher you want art or history. If you have been to many art museums, I would think very carefully about the British Museum because it houses some of the most important antiquities of the world. The magnitude of the "big draw" items is mind boggling. Imagine seeing the Rosetta Stone and more of the Parthenon than Athens has, the Standard of Ur, and scores of other items that have no business being in one place at one time! There are so many wonderful art museums throughout the world, but truly only one Museum like this!

SMNOVELLA May 28th, 2006 03:16 PM

I would definitely head for the Tate Modern.

semiramis May 28th, 2006 04:09 PM

Time for one museum only - The British Museum - absolutely one of the best in the world. As others have said there are some truly unique and amazing things there.

virginiafish May 28th, 2006 05:26 PM

Bristish Museum or Cabinet War Rooms.

lucy_d May 28th, 2006 05:34 PM

I'll agree with the previous posters who suggest the Cabinet War Rooms. Even if you do not particulary enjoy history, you will be absolutely fascinated, I promise! I once "forced" three sixteen year old girls, who wanted to shop, to go there with me, and they thanked me afterwards. If you choose not to go, definitely send your husband.

Underhill May 28th, 2006 07:15 PM

Since we're well beyond just one, I'll add my three shillings' worth and go for the British Museum, the Tate (the original--for the Blakes, the Pre-Raphaelites, and the huge apocalyptic canvases by John Martin), and the V&A.

seetheworld May 28th, 2006 07:26 PM

LOL, very difficult to pick just one! :) Too many to enjoy, so little time to do it in.

I think I need more than a hat, Bob...how about "Eenie, meenie, minie, mo"? :D

I have decided that a visit to the British Museum is a must! Afterall, it contains <i>&quot;one of the greatest collections of human cultural history&quot;</i>. I must sit and contemplate in the Reading Room ~ to think that Karl Marx completed much of his research and writing in that room -- exciting!

The trifecta is still under consideration -- or maybe just the V&amp;A and Museum of Natural History...

Arrgh! :D

annettetx May 28th, 2006 08:18 PM

I don't think I can add anything to the debate on which museum to see -- it is definitely a painful decision!
But, if the trifecta wins, I'd suggest a meal at &quot;Daquise,&quot; which is a Polish restaurant on Thurloe St -- very convenient to the V&amp;A. We eat there everytime we go to London -- the potato pancakes are sinfully good!
Annette

Carolina May 30th, 2006 11:59 PM

The British Museum

Carolena

Keith May 31st, 2006 07:19 AM

#1 Tower of London

#2 British Museum

Keith

seetheworld May 31st, 2006 05:07 PM

Luckily we have been to the Tower of London, so we can pass this time (although I'm sure we didn't see all there is to see). :)

travelgirl2 May 31st, 2006 05:16 PM

British Museum. Cabinet War Rooms.

I may be in the minority, but I didn't really get a thrill out of the Victoria and Albert.

Gardyloo May 31st, 2006 05:18 PM

V &amp; A, no contest.

Keith May 31st, 2006 06:14 PM

I'm in you minority, travelgirl2. Ot was OK, but not worth giving up all the other great things in London.

Keith


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