#284 Sit in the Great Court at the British Museum & #553 Do the London Museum in your lunchbreak

>> Monday, 8 February 2010

On Saturday I entered the strange and mysterious world of Harry Jogger!

Virgin have taken over the organisation and sponsorship of this year's London Marathon and were hosting a Marathon day for Virgins - first time marathon runners.

It included tips on training, staying injury free, nutrition and how to get to the start line. While moments were a bit repetitive the general mood was lightened by a Harry Potter knock-off theme with Harry Jogger and Ron Walkersey providing the slapstick. It provided some invaluable pointers.

The talks being based just off Russell Sqaure gave the perfect opportunity to nip out to lunch to the British Museum.

The entrance features the largest enclosed courtyard in Europe designed by Fosters and Partners it is supposedly made up of 3,300 separate tiles. A quick bite to eat in the Great Court restaurant while watching the tourists hurridly scurry around was a surprisingly relaxing respite from a morning of listening about jogging.

A quick stroll through the Room of Enlightenment - the former home of the library of King George III. Numerous objects on display revealing the ways in which collectors, antiquaries and travellers during this great age of discovery - 1680 to 1820 - saw the world.

British Museum is well worth the price of admission - free.


#834 Blog London

>> Monday, 1 February 2010

Done. Well a work in progress...


#860 Sit between Churchill and Roosevelt



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