Sunday, 3 January 2010

New Years Day Out in London

On New Years Day, Phill and I went to London for a day out. Every Christmas we go to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit at the Natural History Museum. Normally we go before Christmas but this year what with the snow and all the travel, we went yesterday instead.

To make a day of it, we went up really early and walked from Waterloo through St James' Park to Buckingham Palace.

In the park we saw the Pelicans and then at the Palace we saw the changing of the guard and a bunch of people all dressed up with old fashioned bicycles. I love how random London is!

Then we walked along the Mall to Hyde Park Corner. We walked along the park through the Winter Wonderland. As it was so early, it was pretty much deserted, unlike the crowds we saw later in the day. I saw a singing moose head

(he was singing Driving home for Christmas!)

and had a go on the Helter Skelter. It was all fabulous in its tacky, fake German fairgroundness and I loved it!

Next was lunch at The Hare and The Tortoise in Kensington. Much yummy sushi and noodle soup was eaten.

The exhibition was fantastic. The best year for a while and it was hard to choose a favourite. The winners can be seen here. Which is your favourite? I liked Respect and Baboon Bonding.

After the Museum, we went for a wander on Oxford Street but quickly got tired and decided to go home.

Overall, a brilliant day, can't wait for next year.


  1. I like the puffin in the snow and the jumping Wolf best! Happy New Year and I'm glad you and Phil had such a great day in the Capital! xxx

  2. I saw the singing moose head - it's scary!

  3. So you won't want to see the little video I took then?!