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Day 4: museums and musicals

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That morning, the first thing that was on the list of the visits of the day was to go to see an exhibition of paintings by John William Waterhouse that was made in the Burlington House / Royal Academy of Arts. Waterhouse (1849-1917) was an English painter framed in the pre-Raphaelite artistic group along with others such as Rosetti and Millais. The exhibition was worth it, although the entrance fee was so disgustingly high that we were about to not enter (£ 9).

Burlington house

After visiting the exhibition and visiting the occasional bookstore along the way we went to visit one of the geek shops by excellence in London: Forbidden Planet. Here you can find anything from the geek world, be they figures, comics, manga, DVD, a bit of role-playing games and a bit of board games. If you are more interested in role-playing or miniatures, a better alternative is Orc's Nest, which is very close. However, nowadays visiting geek stores abroad is no longer as before, because now you can buy everything online. Even so, it is worthwhile to shop around and see what they have. On the "forbidden planet," for example, we discover a very curious geek novel.

Lady of Shalott is one of Waterhouse's most famous works.

I took a quick turn and while I left the rest there I went to look for a copy of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night (work recommended by Júlia) to a cheap book store near there. And I found it without adapting for 1.75 pounds.

Pride and prejudice and zombies

At 1 we went to the Brisith Museum because at 2:30 p.m. they made a free itinerary over Egypt. The British Museum is free and it is incredible what they have there. To highlight almost half of the Parthenon that they have there, the Rosetta stone and the Assyrian collection. As I have mentioned, there are volunteers who, at a certain time, make free guided tours of about 30-40 minutes (in English) - The visit to Egypt was very interesting although it was brief for me. Each country has a schedule, and in this link you can see the schedules in «Free tours». The museum opens daily from 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

British Museum
Rosetta Stone, was bigger than I thought.

At the end of the guided tour we went hungry to eat. Near the British Museum we found a Thai restaurant that had a midday menu for about £ 9 until 4 in the afternoon. The restaurant is called Thai Garden Cafe (32, Museun Street).

Phat Thai

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