June 9, 2015

Sun., May 24— London Tourists

Category: European Tour 2015 — admin @ 3:08 pm

One of the Hounds of the Baskervilles, but this one seems a bit more like a Scooby Doo

Lauri, John, Ron, and I started our day by getting to 221B Baker Street–home of the illustrious Sherlock Holmes. There is, of course, a museum, and a nice one, all set up as a reproduction of his living quarters with a sort of trophy room of his adventures at the very top.

Next, we headed down the street a few steps and entered Regents Park. Fantastic, these lovely parks in the middle of the city.

Then, a cab ride over to the Natural History Museum:

Next, Lauri took off to some likely shopping areas, while John, Ron, and I continued on our rock n’ roll pilgrim’s road; we were off for Golder’s Green, a likely bus stop connection to Muswell Hill, the area where the Davie’s brothers grew up and The Kinks came to be.

So, of course we ask all around for the “Archway Tavern” [where cover for the Kinks' "Muswell Hillbillies" was shot]. A couple people knew where it was…but it’s not in ‘Muswell Hill’, it’s down the bottom of the hill by the “Archway” tube station…. and, it turns out that it’s closed for renovation. Oh well, we still needed a picture.

Keeping with The Kinks' theme: a sign we kept seeing in the London underground.

and of course, the most important life-lesson to be found on a London sign:


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