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updated mon 24 apr 06

 

May Luk on mon 24 apr 06


Hello Lee;

For two days, I think:
1- British Museum is a must.
2 -Contemporary Ceramics (7 Marshall Street W1)- yes!
3- V & A ; The modernist show is a Spring blockbuster,
they claim. Although you don't like Bauhaus.
4 -National Gallery is very good for paintings.

Other ceramics venus:
5-Barrett Marsden Gallery (www.bmgallery.co.uk)
6-Galerie Besson (www.galeriebesson.co.uk)
7 -Percival David Foundation. 53 Gordon Sq. WC1
Jun-Dec: Ming Colours: Polychrome Porcelain from
Jingdexhen

Maybe you want to look into the British Library
(http://www.bl.uk/) for Blake's work. You can get some
hints here:
http://www.blakearchive.org/blake/public/institutions.html

For your train ticket reservations and purchases:
http://www.thetrainline.com/
(2 weeks in advance for cheap (saver) train tickets)
There are some sales going on now to Bath

Journey Planner - Transport 4 London
www.tfl.gov.uk

http://www.visitlondon.com/

Just read this this past weekend on New York Times:
[...]
After a brisk walk through St. James's Park and the
adjacent Green Park, we used our travelcards to pick
up one of only two Routemaster Heritage buses still
crisscrossing the streets of London. These original
London double-deckers (the Routemasters date back to
the 1960's) are worth catching they pass by St.
Paul's Cathedral, Royal Albert Hall, Fleet Street and
Trafalgar Square. Take the No. 9 or 15, but make sure
it is marked "Heritage." What's more, it is much
cheaper than the commercial hop-on-hop-off Big Bus in
London, which costs 20 per adult and 10 per child
per day. [...]

http://travel2.nytimes.com/2006/04/23/travel/23frugal.html?n=Top%2fFeatures%2fTravel%2fDestinations%2fEurope%2fUnited%20Kingdom%2fEngland%2fLondon

Regards
May
LondON, UK