Greenwich Maritime museum/ Naval CollegeJanuary 8 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 10 °C
An early start for us saw us on the 216 bus to Lewisham and then the DLR to Cutty Sark/ Greenwich arriving at 9.30am.
The Greenwich market nor museum were open to 10am so we found a great little bakery and had a coffee and pastry whilst reading the Metro free newspaper.
2 hours were then spent around the marvellous Greenwich Maritime Museum mainly in the polar exhibitions as they r my favourite. However sadly I was a bit disappointed as my all time favourite exhibit of John Franklin’s boot was no longer on display- actually I was a bit gutted as I was looking fwd to seeing this piece of North West Passage history.
However all exhibits were good even if they were not in a great order and each room seemed to contain 3 classes of primary school children!
Next it was a walk through the Naval College although we decided not to pay for the £12 ticket to each see the newly renovated Painted Hall as I have been before and K wasn’t that interested.
We walked around the beautifully restore Cutty Sark before we got back on the DLR and tube to Decathlon to replace some of our travel/ sports gear and then it was off to Covent Garden. This old fave never fails to disappoint.
All too quickly it was time to get the train and bus back to Bromley to spend the evening with Lou and Nat after their long days at work.
To save cooking we went out for a curry just 200m down the road.... got to love the UK for the proximity of its Indian restaurants and pubs!
Another great day but just never enough time. The Embankment and Tattershall Castle will have to wait until next time.