Venom

We’re off to one of my favorite places, The Natural History Museum!  This time we are going to see the new Venom exhibition.

First of all, book tickets, the queue is something else entirely.  The size of it would strike fear in to the heart of even the most dedicated museum lover.  Luckily we have booked tickets, so with rather smug smiles we sidle past the massive line and straight in.

The exhibition, is beautifully put together, with lots of information and specimens as well as real life survival stories.  We spend a wonderfully morbid hour and a half perusing the fangs and barbs of snakes, jellyfish, spiders and all sorts of insects.

Get in before it closes, if you are a member it is free!

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Elf’s Secret London

New adventure to a new place, a rather secret place.

I had never heard of Two Temple Place before but in doing a bit of research for new London adventures I came across the website and was intrigued.

IMAG2541The house is neo-Gothic and stunning in and of its self.  Two Temple Place is not open all year round, but when it is, it hosts an exhibition.  These exhibitions change each time the house is open.  This time around it is Sussex Modernism: Retreat and Rebellion.

The exhibition is set across two floors and is interesting, the paintings of Vanessa Bell particular captivates me.  Most of what I have known about Vanessa Bell is in relation to her being Virginia Woolf’s sister, but this exhibition has widened that view and Vanessa Bell’s paintings really are lovely.

The true gem of this visit is, however, the house.  Two IMAG2547Temple Place is just magnificent. The rooms are clad in beautiful and intricately carved wooden panels.  The stained glass roof and windows are breathtaking not only in thee designs but in that amazing feat of survival despite bombing during World War Two.

Its free entry which is great.  The volunteers are enthusiastic and knowledgeable both about the house and the exhibition.  Two Temple Place is open until the 23rd of April and then closes up again until the next exhibition so do get along and have a look whilst you can.

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It is Lovely to head along to something new in London, a place that is not so popularized and is a little bit unique and different.  Two Temple Place just shows that there is always something new to experience in London.

British Museum

The British Museum, arguably one of the best museums around and certainly one of the most beautiful buildings in London. If you can get here on a weekday it is much quieter, the weekends are very very busy.

The visiting exhibitions are well put together, if you enjoy museums and plan to be in London don’t for a year it is well worth signing up to be a paying member of the museum.

Today we are just visiting the normal exhibitions. We skip the mummies as their rooms are always full to the brim, instead we head to the Asyrian rooms and wonder though through corridors enjoying the massive carved stone slabs that line the walls. We carry on through the corridors and see the pottery of the same time.

The brilliant thing about the British Museum is that you can dip in and out for a few hours at a time and each time see something different and enjoy something new. This museum is always on my list and definitely a must if you are visiting London.

More information on their website

http://www.britishmuseum.org