I went to London to assist to a conference that was held at the Natural History Museum. On my way to the museum, I went through Kensington Gardens (I dedicated several posts about it here, here and here). I had the chance to visit it a bit, behind the scenes, and that was truly amazing ! The museum is a centre for scientific research specialized in conservation and has many collections of historical value, including specimens collected by Charles Darwin. Yes, Charles Darwin !!! \o/
The museum itself is quite good as well, but there were so many kids running around that it was difficult to look at the displays, but for what I’ve seen, it was nice (and free, did I mentioned it was free ? ;-)). I was quite happy to see all these kids, taking interest in Science, learning new stuff and teaching their parents “oh dad, did you know that…”, I loved that !
Oh and I almost forgot to mention the entrance of Exhibition road (also called the secret entrance, the best one to avoid queueing) ! It was nice to step through this giant earth kind of thing (honestly, I still haven’t figured what it was, the only think I can say is that it was pretty cool).
After spending a full day over there, I decided to have dinner around Covent Garden. So I took the tube and I can say that I’ve experienced the tube during rush hour ! That was something… When I finally reached Covent garden, the weather had changed abruptly (again !! what is wrong with you London ?) and the sky was so dark ! I took a few pictures before it started to rain.
Half of the conference was held in the NHM of London, and the other part was held at Kew Gardens ! Stay tuned for more details about my exploration of these incredible Gardens. And prepare yourselves for more flowers :-)