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Rambling to the British Museum

00 The Theater District (2)

After finishing our visit to the National Gallery in London, my brother and I still had about half the afternoon left so we decided to walk to the British Museum, less than a mile away.

It was a pleasant fall afternoon and we enjoyed the walk — so much so that we started exploring side roads so as to see more sights and extend our stroll.   This was the kind of day where you avoid the Underground world of the Tube.

The famous Odeon Theater, London

The famous Odeon Theater, London

The first part of our walk was through the theatre district, always a fun and colorful place to catch a play and always full of people.  Many of these marquees are likely familiar to you.  Street entertainers here are common and fun to watch.  

We clipped through a corner of Chinatown and as we continued enjoyed a nice assortment of pubfronts and shops.

The Umbrella Shop, London

The Umbrella Shop, London

Where else but London would you find a shop devoted to the sale of umbrellas?  I’m told cabbies refer to this Victorian storefront as the “umbrella shop”.  Fortunately we didn’t need an umbrella on this nice day.

And still time for the Egyptian and Greece exhibits and the Rosetta stone…

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