Review for The Museum of London
Spending a couple of hours wandering through the Museum of London reminded me of what a fantastic place London is. The exhibits took me through pre-history, Roman Occupation, Medieval times right through to the present day.
I saw a Vespa Scooter in immaculate condition and was surprised that it was almost 50 years since I first rode one! The old gas lamps of the early 20th Century reminded me of lamp that stood outside our house in Highbury and the man on a bicycle that lit it each day.But what impressed me most were the old shops (it looked like their original frontages had been preserved) and the articles on sale inside.
I determined to visit again for a much longer look as well as another visit to the snack bar.
Overall it has inspired me to revisit my home town that I love and start to review the many books that I saw in the excellent bookshop.
If you are in London at any time during the run up to the London 2012 Olympic Games do drop into the Museum of London for a great understanding of London and how it survived the Occupation of the Romans, the Great Fire of London, the Black Death and the Blitz in the Second World War.
And... if you are a Londoner or a lover of London, please help me in my project to review as many books about London that I can lay my hands on, both fact and fiction. Thanks.