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Family Trip to London
DAY 3: London Transport Museum, London Dungeon & the Globe Theatre

This was a day on our feet.

London Transport Museum
Entrance to the
 London Transport Museum

We started out the morning by visiting the London Transport Museum in Covent Gardens. This area was made famous by Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady. The museum is actually located in the original Flower Gardens. The Piazza in the middle of the square is what most think was the flower garden, it was actually a fruit market. We took a guided tour of the museum, later Mark spent another hour taking photographs and browsing the Museum Shop.

Old Underground car at Museum
Old District Line train
at the museum

On our way to the Tube station we saw several street performers. This area is quite busy with tourists and shoppers. Mark threw a £1 coin at a performer dressed as a toy Queens Guard Solder and took his picture. Well that started a great show. 

Queens Guard Toy Soldier
Street Performer at
Covent Gardens

He started barking orders and having fun with Cyn, Emily  and Richard. This went on for at least 5 minutes. The family as well as the surrounding crowd had great fun.

It was now off to the London Dungeon. This is a walk through exhibit filled with the gore of medieval London. It is located under London Bridge mainline station. The trains rumbling above add to the aura. At one point we are summoned into a room to decide our fate by a judge. The Court Clerk points out Emily along with a few other women in the room. He accuses them of witchcraft and dancing around naked in front of a fire. The biggest offense is he was not invited! The Judge asks Emily where she was from, she stated the United States, well that was it, instant death. We were then summoned on through to ride a boat to our deaths. The boat got stuck on part of the ride. Everybody had to rock the boat left until we were moving again. Then it was walking again through scenes of Jack the Ripper and later the Great London Fire. The final and ultimate scare, the gift shop....

Globe Theatre Stage
The stage at The Globe

From here we stopped at the train station and grabbed a quick bite at a Baguette Shop. Actually, they were great sandwiches.  Then the walk to the Globe theatre, about 15 minutes away. 

Globe theatre seating
Interior of The Globe

We got on the last tour of the day through the actual theatre. This is actually the 3rd Globe. This one was a brain child of the American actor Wanamaker. It took him nearly 40 years to get it built, but he sadly died before it opened. The stage was gorgeous filled with color. They actually give live performances here during the summer months in the evenings. After the tour we went back into the exhibition hall to get a closer look. Cyn enjoyed the costuming area.

Globe Theatre exterior
Exterior of the Globe

We walked across the Thames to catch the Tube back to Earl's Court. After resting for a while we went to the Angus Steakhouse for a late dinner.

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