Spring Break in London

Saturday, March 12, 2005 | London, England, UK (map)

Where could it be? A "tube stop", double-decker bus, clock tower, and other signs of London.
For spring break this year, I crossed the pond to stay at my friend Ryan's place in London.

Ryan, a few other friends, and I visited the must-see sites: Trafalgar Square, St. Paul's Cathedral and its famous crypts, the Tate Modern's grand turbine hall and many provocative exhibits, the British Museum's treasure trove of plundered wonders from Greece and Egypt and elsewhere, the Prime Meridian at Greenwich, and many a traditional English pub. We also explored the Imperial War Museum and my favorite—the museum of the British Library, home to the Magna Carta and hundreds of other epic historical documents. Watching the members of House of Lords bluster and fume at each other wasn't bad either.

Plus we hit an MC Solaar concert, and had plenty of chances to eat what I was told was the best Indian food outside of India. (I can believe it.)

A big thanks to Ryan and his folks for putting us up (not that the free housing kept me from going broke).

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