Thursday, 13 June 2013

Museum of London

I took the Tube from Charing Cross to Barbican, where I alighted and made a bee-line for a branch of Pret a Manger, where I ate a smoked salmon sandwich and coffee.

The Museum of London is entered by way of a staircase and pedestrian viaduct. It's still free to visitors.

This museum is of great interest to those who wish to learn more about London, from Roman times to the 21st century.

There is a fine scale model of old St. Paul's Cathedral.

Also on display are the coronets of HRH Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, and the Countess of Dudley.

Tucked away on the ground floor is the state coach of the Rt Hon The Lord Mayor of London, which is 250 years old.

Mayoral robes are displayed in a cabinet.

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