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Back to London and the Shakespeare Globe

A train ride to London, then visiting Sherlock Holmes and the globe

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We took the train back to London and this was an adventure in itself. Dale and I have routine; we get all of our bags at the door before it opens at the station. One of us passes the bags to the other, we work quickly so that we get everything off and don’t hold up the other passengers.

This time, 1st, I wasn’t finding the tickets I needed in the machine. The train to Victoria came and we figured we’d wait for the next train, like 1 hour. But the conductor yelled across the tracks asking if we were wanting that train and we said yes. He came across the bridge (a bridge with lots of steps) and helped us get our bags over the bridge and onto the train. “We’d sort it out later” he told us.

We were on the train and the conductor came and sat down. He figured out which trains we needed to get back to our hotel and told us where we’d need to change trains. We bought our tickets then settled in. The conductor then came back, he’d emailed ahead to get us help for our bags at the next station and where we’d get off, at Blackfriars.

We got to a station where they were to leave some of the cars and we sat, then an announcement came, there was no driver to move the cars. Then another announcement that we had to change trains, no engineer. The conductor came over and told us that we were lucky as the train we were changing to right then went to Blackfriars, so we didn’t have to make any other changes.

On Saturday, we’d planned to go back to the British Museum but I really wanted to go to see the house/museum of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. I tried to find us a walking tour but there was nothing available until after we left the area. So, it made sense to just go to the museum and skip the tour. We made our way to the museum and took the tour. It was actually quite fun, however, I didn’t recognize many of the scenes, even though I’ve seen many of the shows. It has been many years so I’ll just say it is because we haven’t seen anything for some time.
From the Sherlock Holmes Museum we decide to walk to the British Museum which was supposedly 40 min away. I ended up having to deal with an issue at home so it took longer. By the time we got to the20211218_182239.jpgs. It was, though, great to see some American kids who were so good!

Posted by Miss Chris 02:49 Archived in England Tagged london shakespeare train_travel sherlock_holmes international_travel the_globe 221_baker

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