Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Kensington and Piccadilly

Royal Albert Hall

That Victoria! She did love her Albert.  One of the many many tributes to him is the Royal Albert Hall of Arts and Sciences in South Kensington.  We didn't see the interior but the exterior is impressive with a wonderful mosaic frieze depicting the arts and sciences.  The entire area is rife with red brick, upscale shops, hospitals, universities, gardens and many European embassies.  We were in Kensington to check out the Saatchi Gallery and to eat at a Rick Steves recommendation, The Anglesea Arms.  The Albert Hall was just a nice addition.  Unfortunately the Saatchi was closed to hang a new show.  And, the Anglesea was good but not worth a trip.  

Eros at Piccadilly Circus

As we had not been to Piccadilly Circus on this trip, we walked there just to say we walked there.  Then on to our apartment to prepare for our departure tomorrow for Paris. We have thorough enjoyed London.  While our apartment was serviceable, it was not charming.  The area was very convenient to public transportation: bus, underground and ferry.  However, we walked to most main attractions gaining the benefit of both exercise and local discoveries.  The weather was most cooperative.  The people polite and diverse.  "Adieu, adieu my London."  Additional Pictures at Flickr