Tour of London’s Museums and Galleries!

This term I’m studying for my 3rd year module “Art and the City: Georgian London and York” which is interesting and very Hogarth based. Highlight of the term so far was a two day escapade to London on the 7th-8th November. We stayed in a unique-looking youth hostel in Kensington (see image below) for the night  and it also happened to be my 21st birthday, so we all went out for a lovely meal in the evening!

We visited the Museum of London, National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Courtald Institute, The Foundling Museum and the Sir John Soane Museum. Despite it being my birthday it was spontaneous presentations galore in all of the  sites, so time for relaxation was out of the question! Exhausting but interesting day!

The place I loved the most was the Sir John Soane Museum- a completely untouched Georgian house of the C18th antiquarian and architect John Soane. Fragments of ancient buildings, sculptures and paintings everywhere and even an Egyptian sarcophagus 🙂 See www.soane.org/ 🙂

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