It’s great that most of the museums in London are free! I was able to wander around from museum to museum and stay as long as I wanted without paying a cent. I visited the Victoria & Albert museum (this is where the V&A Library is located), the Science Museum, and the Natural History Museum. I really enjoyed the Natural History Museum; the architecture was both inside and out was marvelous. It was also very cool to see some older English cars in the Science Museum. I would recommend visiting any of these three museums, as they are all right next to each other and it doesn’t cost anything.
The V&A Library in London is amazing. First of all, it’s absolutely beautiful. Second, it is so quiet and has a very prestigious, academic feel to it. Though I came to London on my week off to visit a friend, she is not quite in the same “laissez-faire” mindset as I am; she is actually in the midst of her midterms. However, this is great motivation for me to get some work done as well, not allowing myself to laze around for two weeks, totally forgetting about my courses. When I finish up here, I hope to check out the museums surrounding the library since they are all free. I have no specific plans while I’m here, so I suppose I’ll just see what this city has to offer and simply go with the flow. If anyone has any suggestions or recommendations regarding London, please feel free to leave a comment.