A trip to the Natural History Museum!

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Apparently you can have dinner parties in this room! That’s going on the bucket list.

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There’s something about museums that I just simply can’t get enough of. I think it’s the nostalgic feeling of going on school trips – the tradition of fighting for the back seats on the coach (only “cool kids” allowed, so that’s me out!), the work-sheets (call me a geek, but they are fun and you learn a little something too) and buying endless pencil sharpeners and rubbers at the gift shop!

Who doesn’t love the Natural History Museum?! It’s located in one of the best parts of London, South Kensington, with the Science Museum (for the science geeks) and V&A (fashion geeks) only a short walk away. The building itself is spectacular and even if you don’t fancy walking around inside, you can ice-skate just outside of the building in the winter and have picnics on the green in the summer.

As the famous T-Rex wasn’t working (sad times, I know), my friend and I decided to channel our inner David Attenborough and explore the Earth and mammal rooms. We also went to the David Attenborough Studio where they were showing his best work and discoveries. They showed this amazing clip of a Lyre Bird who mimics sounds he hears in the forest – even camera shutters and chainsaws! Take a look, trust me it’s worth it:

The best things about the Natural History Museum:

  •        The fun virtual activities and games.
  •        The iconic dinosaur skeleton in the entrance.

The not-so-great things about the Natural History Museum:

  •        The broken T-Rex.
  •       Advice – avoid school holidays! I love kids, but when you’re waiting for your turn    on the interactive games, waiting for a 5 year old to finish pressing all the buttons for 10 minutes isn’t exactly fun.

Carom

carom

Indian cuisine together with Italian has always been my go-to, if I’m not feeling particularly adventurous and want to play it safe. Carom in Soho is definitely on my repeat list, the ambience, excellent service and yummy curries really do give this place a thumbs up from me. The food choice was not typical to that of an Indian restaurant, as the menu incorporated foods from different regions of India, instead of one specific area.

The atrium and bar area are decorated with Carrom boards on the wall, which took me back to my childhood of playing the game with my cousins. If you’re not familiar with the game, Carrom is similar to Pool, but replace the cues with your finger-nails. Warning: game is not manicure friendly.

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