A Weekend in the Big Smoke
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I got to London quite late on the Friday night and pulled the car in at a mate's flat. All the guys from Uni were already there and were tucking into a few beers, so I joined in. It was a catch up with everybody, get drunk Friday night. The Saturday was what we'd all come for.
I'd agreed to go into the city centre on the Saturday with my friend, Gareth, so we could meet one of his friends there and do a bit of sightseeing. We got off the tube at Westminster as Big Ben is an easy meeting point for everybody and we headed over to the Tate Modern to fulfill the cultlural side of our personalities.
The museum is spread over 7 floors, but that isn't as impressive as it sounds.
The 3rd and 5th floor contains the house collections, but I personally didn't find these overly impressive. I did like a couple of pieces by Andy Warhol, Franz Marc, Marc Rothko, and Roy Lichenstein, but I found these noway near comparitable to the collections in MoMA NYC. There was quite a few of Claude Monet's Water Lillies to brag about, but not a lot else.
That was our day. We headed back to the flat early evening and got ready for a night out around Soho. That proved to be a good night, as always.
I do like London and visit a lot. The nightlife is second to none and the options of things to do is plentiful. I guess I was there with a bit of a hangover and so just wasn't up for the museum on this visit.