Friday, 5 April 2013
the natural history museum
when i was planning my trip to london, the natural history museum was one of the first places i wanted to go as i had such good memories of a trip there when i was about 11 years old. however, the day i chose to visit (good friday) was maybe the biggest mistake ever. we actually had to queue to get in, which i've never known happen before, and the place was packed. screaming children, walking into people, being squashed into a small room with too many people, packed. we couldn't get near anything for the crowds and we ended up doing around 80% shuffling around not being able to see anything, 20% actually looking at stuff.
other than that though, it just wasn't as great as i remembered it. i'm not that interested in history and animals and things, if i'm completely honest, and i just wasn't interested in the exhibits. the fact that i found it a tad too boring and was surrounded by too many people made it hell. the only good bit, for me, was the space / astronomy / planets section, which we didn't find until right at the end, and by then i was too annoyed to care. such a let down!
however, don't let my bad review put you off: the first time i visited, it was amazing! i loved it. it helped that it wasn't so busy, but i did really think it was great. it's just become apparent to me now that it's one of those things that you only need to do once.
i'm sorry that this post kind of sucks. i promise my other london-based posts are a lot more positive! remember to keep a look out for those! xx