We travelled in Robert Winslade’s new luxury coach (very comfortable) and despite the inevitable traffic jams, arrived early enough to have a full day in Town. The weather treated us kindly – it was not as cold as January generally is; it was one of the few days in the previous couple of months in which it has not rained, and even the sun made a brief appearance in the middle of the day.
With a large choice of destination to meet individuals interests, travellers spread themselves widely. From the South Kensington drop-off, people visited the Victoria & Albert Museum, Science Museum, (but the Natural History Museum was overrun with school and student groups), whilst those dropped at St Pauls visited St Pauls itself or wandered to The Globe Theatre, Millennium Bridge, Riverside Walk, or Tate Modern. At the Tate Modern, we could see the progress on the futuristic new extension, which was faced by the recent development of small blocks of modern apartments with Thames views, all from just £1.6 M on ground floor up to £6.25 M.at the top.
London always provides a range of watering holes, some with great views of the river and skyline. – so even lunchtime was enjoyable. Generally agreed to be very fruitful, enjoyable and an opportunity to visit all these places at a very reasonable cost. Thanks to John Clark for efficient planning and organisation of the trip.