Monday, September 26, 2016

Free Entrance At British Museum And Thai Thai Restaurant Old Street, London

IT WAS RAINING QUITE HEAVILY after our hearty Dim Sum brunch in Chinatown.  Initially our itinerary was to go to Camden Lock Market but it would no fun walking in the rain, according to Aaron.  The stalls would not be opened too... so we changed to Plan B.  First thing, we need shelter to avoid walking in the rain.  He suggested the British Museum where we could seek shelter *naughty of us* and at the same time, the entrance is FREE... yes, unless one donates willingly.  :)

With my scarf over my head and hoods over theirs, we made our way to the subway and within minutes, we were right the British Museum compound.  Got to queue up to go in because of the security but there was no long waiting, everything was checked and done efficiently and in no time, we were led into the museum.
The British Museum is free to all visitors and open everyday
 from 10am-5.30pm and until 8.30pm on Fridays.
It houses a vast collection of of world art and artefacts... 
I did not take any pictures inside the museum, we just walked around 
and browsed through the history of countries, one that interests us 
is Egypt!
Inside the museum..... 
By the time we came out from the museum, there was only a gentle drizzle, safe to 
walk without getting wet and we went to Oxford Street which is a home to more than 
300 shops and landmark and branded stores.... 
My girl was most excited!
Spent another couple of hours going in and out of the shops... 
 Took a break at Mark & Spencer Cafe... 
Our light teabreak to rest our legs.... 
and after that, we made our way back to Old Street... 
Passed by Thai Thai restaurant and ended up there for dinner... 
Something simple.... 
At the entrance... 
The ambiance was pretty impressive....
My girl loves Pad Thai and the portion was quite large...
Out of the five days we were there, it rained on this day.... 
And we need something hot and spicy to warm us up before we called it a Day... 


  1. Pad Thai looks really good, like the one we get at my favourite Thai restaurant here.

  2. I would love to visit the museum.

    I like something soupy on a rainy cold day.

  3. Quite good lah, a visit to the museum to sit out the rain. And the makan was even better :)

    1. Can never turn down food even though it was not a lot actually..

  4. I don't like raining, as like what you mention, no fun walking... Now that i walk here and there, rain, can't walk also... hehe...

    1. yeah, rain confines us from walking far far..

  5. The teabreak, suits me, i like!!! I like!!! hehe...

  6. You have been blogging so many posts to lure me to visit London! LOL
    I told my niece last week that I would visit her next year because Claire's blog has been very exciting. Now I will definitely visit this Free Entrance museum since I love visiting Museums like crazy. That city rained also everyday when I was there for 2 weeks long ago.

    The decor ambiance of the Thai Restaurant is very lovely and nice.

    1. hahahaa..serious!! Must go during summer, the weather is more suitable for us then... I think you will enjoy the museum, so much to see and to know..

  7. Camden Lock market is nice to visit on a sunny day. They had interesting stores but since the new management took over, things have changed. They have free WIFi🙂

    If you are into flowers and plants, Colombia flower market is the place. Its not far from Old Street. It's is cheap and huge discounts towards the end of market day. It is packed but the atmosphere is brill. There are stores selling cakes, hot drinks, freshly cooked squid etc.

    1. Yes Camden Lock market is interesting and it was so hot the next day!

  8. Nice plan by your son. You get to enjoy thr museum.

  9. Lovely holidays, Claire. Have fun!


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