DAY 5, MAY 29: EXPLORING MAYFAIR, OXFORD STREET SHOPPING, BRITISH MUSEUM AND ANOTHER FLOP – “KINKY BOOTS”

From London, England

DAY 5, MAY 29: EXPLORING MAYFAIR, OXFORD STREET SHOPPING, BRITISH MUSEUM AND ANOTHER FLOP – “KINKY BOOTS”

Today was a relatively sedentary day for us, with lots of walking around London. We started the day with a delicious health food breakfast in our Mayfair neighborhood. And then walked all the way to Piccadilly, and on to world famous Oxford shopping street.

Of course, Elizabeth was delighted with the latter, while we both admired the uniquely British architecture of the Mayfair homes and palaces.

Our main destination of the day – the British Museum – was a veritable zoo. Thousands upon thousands of visitors lined up first to go through extra security due to the Manchester bombing earlier this week. And then they proceeded to buzz like a swarm of bees through the enormous halls of the museum.  

Today is a “bank holiday” here, the British equivalent of our Memorial Day, which accounts for such large crowds.  We spent most of our time in the Egyptian and Greek sections of the museum, which included the original Rosetta Stone and fascinating sculptures from ancient Egypt and Greece. 

“Interesting how the British Empire managed to grab such valuable artifacts even from the countries which it did no actually conquer and rule,” I said to Elizabeth. “Even the French” (who actually discovered the Rosetta Stone).

Anyway, we broke down afterward and had a couple of frappuccinos at Starbucks. 

AWARD-WINNING WEST END MUSICAL “KINKY BOOTS” – ANOTHER FLOP

Once we got back to our hotel, we decided on a spur of a moment to try to get some tickets for a West End musical. Lo and behold, I was able to do get them for “Kinky Boots.” a Broadway import. We’ll see tonight how kinky it really is. 🙂

Meanwhile, the weather continues to be amazingly kind to us. They keep calling for rain the last two days, but the only thing we have experienced is a few drops here and there. The temperatures were ideal for sightseeing – in the low 70s (F), with mostly overcast skies. 

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