Night at the Museum

Breakfast options:

  • Food purchased the night before
  • Macdonalds
  • Sushi from Wasabi

Plan route:

  • Little Venice
  • British Museum – Fridays the museum is open until 8.30pm. Plan to stay: 2-3 hours
  • Sir John Soane museum
  • Saint George Bloomsbury (Church)

Option 1:
From Hotel to Little Venice:

  • Total travel time is about 24 mins.
  • From Hotel take bus to Hammersmith Station, stop Hammersmith (Stop W)
  • From Hotel walk about 5 mins, 0.2 miles to Hammersmith Station (not Broadway)
  • Take the Hammersmith & City Barking to Paddington Station
  • Total travel time is about 12 mins (8 stops)
  • 5th Stop: Ladbroke Grove Station, 6th Stop: Westbourne Park, 7th Stop: Royal Oak
  • Alight at Paddington Station and walk 2 mins to Paddington Station
  • Take the Bakerloo Queen’s Park to Warwick Avenue Station
  • Total travel time is about 1 min (nonstop)
  • Alight at Warwick Avenue Station and walk 2 mins, 0.2 miles to Little Venice
  • Exit Station and walk following the traffic on Warwick Avenue
  • Turn Right on Warwick Avenue and walk following the traffic.
  • Turn Left on Warwick Avenue and walk against the traffic till Warwick Place
  • Continue walking on Warwick Place till Bloomfield Road, then turn Left
  • Follow the road, then turn right on Westbourne Terrace Road.

Option 2:
From Hotel to Little Venice:

  • Total travel time is about 27 mins.
  • From Hotel take bus to Hammersmith Station, stop Hammersmith (Stop W)
  • From Hotel walk about 5 mins, 0.2 miles to Hammersmith Station (not Broadway)
  • Take the Circle King’s Cross to Royal Oak Station
  • Total travel time is about 10 mins (7 stops)
  • 4th Stop: Latimer Road Station, 5th Stop: Ladbroke Grove Station, 6th Stop: Westbourne Park

Alight at Royal Oak Station and walk 12 mins, 0.6 miles to Little Venice

  • Exit Station and walk against the traffic on Lord Hills Bridge/B411 toward Harrow Rd/A404
  • Turn left onto Harrow Rd/A404 onto Bourne Terrace
  • Continue straight onto Bourne Terrace
  • Turn left onto Chichester Rd
  • Turn right onto Delamere Terrace
  • Turn left at Westbourne Terrace Rd

(A) Little Venice: Walk southeast along Warwick Avenue towards Little Venice. The canal intersects with Warwick Avenue and so you should see the canal running below the road on your left and right. Start by turning right and walking on the sidewalk until you come to the stairs leading down to the towpath. Walk down to the towpath and around this circular bit of Little Venice to see some of the most famous boats in the area. There are many businesses that operate out of canal boats such as the Floating Boater Cafe, Waterside Cafe, or the Puppet Theatre Barge!

(B) Rembrandt Gardens: Adjacent to Little Venice are the Rembrandt Gardens. 5000 tulips and 500 hyacinths were donated to the formerly named Warwick Gardens to mark the 700th birthday of the City of Amsterdam. The name of the ornamental gardens was then changed to celebrate the gift.If you fancy a quick walk around, head back up to the sidewalk to have a look before continuing down along the towpath.

(C) The heart of Little Venice: The stretch of canal located on the other side of Warwick Street is the most famous bit of Little Venice. As each boat is someone’s home, they vary immensely in terms of colour and style.

(D) Cafe LaVille: Continue east along the canal towards Regent’s Park. If you’re in need of a drink or snack, pop into this small cafe which has beautiful views of the canal as it is located directly above the water.

Lunch will be at Paddington station burger king or macDonald’s
Take to oxford underground – tottenham, lunch at flat iron

British Museum

  • To see The Rosetta Stone, Mummy of Katebet, the Lewis Chessmen
    Daily eye-opener tours
    Free
    30-40 minute tours
    Throughout the day
    Meet at the relevant gallery

Please note: the Collecting the World tour meets outside Room 1

  • 11.00 Collecting the World, Room 2
  • 11.15 Roman Britain, Room 49
  • 11.30 Ancient Greece, Room 17
  • 11.45 Ancient Iraq, Room 56
  • 12.00 Africa, Room 24
  • 12.30 The Enlightenment Gallery, Room 1
  • 12.45 Mexico, Room 27
  • 14.15 World of Money, Room 68
  • 14.30 Ancient Egypt, Room 64
  • 14.45 Medieval Europe, Room 41
  • 15.15 Ancient Rome, Room 70
  • 15.45 Assyrian Reliefs, Room 6

Lunchtime gallery talks
Free
45 minute talks with guest speaker or curator
Tuesdays–Fridays, 13.15
Spotlight tours
Friday evening spotlight tours
Free
20 minute tours focussing on highlights
Every Friday evening

  • 17.00 & 17.30 The Parthenon
  • 18.30 & 19.00 The Enlightenment
  • 17.00 & 17.30 Rosetta Stone
  • 18.30 & 19.00 Death in ancient Egypt

After dinner, slowly walk back to hotel to rest and recharge for next day activities.

ADDRESS

British Museum, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3DG

OPENING TIMES

Selected galleries are open late Thu & Fri | Closed 1 January, Good Friday, 24, 25, 26 December

PRICES

FREE | Charges apply to major temporary exhibitions.

Sir John Soane’s Museum

Address:  13 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3BP

Opening times:  Wednesdays to Sundays, 10.00am – 17.00pm, Last entry at 16.30pm

Admission is free

Welcome to the historic house, museum and library of distinguished 19th century architect Sir John Soane. At Soane’s request, the house has been left untouched since his death – almost 180 years ago.

Prepare for your visit with our amazing digital fly-through of the house ‘Explore Soane

Some of the photographs taken in London.

Pool of London

Breakfast options:

  • Food purchased the night before
  • Macdonalds
  • Sushi from Wasabi
  • Doorstep

From Hotel to Monument Station:

  • Total travel time is about 37 mins.
  • From Hotel walk about 3 mins, 0.2 miles to Hammersmith Broadway
  • Take the District Barking to Monument Station
  • Total travel time is about 30 mins (15 stops)
  • 12th Stop: Blackfriars, 13th Stop: Mansion House, 14th Stop: Cannon Street Underground Station

Alight at Monument Station

We may take RV1 single decker bus for this route.

The best seat for this single decker is on the right-hand side, at the front of the highest level seats.

Pool of London
Circular Walk
Leisure walker: 2 hours
Power walker: 45 minutes

START: Monument Underground: Northern, District and Circle Lines

Monument → London Bridge → Southwark Catherdral → Borough Market → Clink Prison → Golden Hinde → London Bridge Experance → Hay’s Galleria → Britain at War → London Dungeon → H.M.S. Belfast → City Hall → Shad Thames → Design Museum→ Butler Wharf → Tower Bridge → St Katherin’s Dock → Tower of London → Monument (Great Fire of London)

FINISH: Monument Underground: Northern, District and Circle Lines

Stop 1 – Monument, London Bridge, Southwark Catherdral

Our Pool of London STARTS at Monument Underground Station. Exit the station at the Cannon Street EXIT and turn sharp left. Walk down the west (right hand) side of KING WILLIAM STREET EC4 onto LONDON BRIDGE. Continue over the right-hand side of LONDON BRIDGE to Glaziers Hall. Take the narrow flight of steps behind Glaziers Hall down onto MONTAGUE CLOSE SE1 (Thames Path) and turn right at the bottom. Follow Montague Close around to the left, walking behind Southwark Cathedral.

Stop 2 – Borough Market, Clink Prison

  • We may have our lunch at Borough Market and pack extra for when we are in Museum of London.

Turn right onto WINCHESTER WALK SE1 then left through Jubilee Market into Borough Market. After walking around the markets exit left back onto Winchester Walk. At the end turn right into STONEY STREET SE1 then left into CLINK STREET SE1 for the Clink Prison Museum.

Stop 3 – Golden Hinde

Re-trace your steps back along Clink Street into PICKFORD’S WHARF SE1. Passing the 12th century ruins of Winchester Palace walk up to the Golden Hinde.

Stop 4 – London Bridge Experience, Hay’s Galleria, Britain at War, London Dungeon, H.M.S. Belfast, City Hall

Walk around the front of the Golden Hinde onto CATHEDRAL STREET SE1, and then turning sharp left back into MONTAGUE CLOSE SE1. Follow the road under LONDON BRIDGE to the London Bridge Experience.

From the London Bridge Experience continue under LONDON BRIDGE into TOOLEY STREET SE1. Turn left down the narrow passage way just before Saint Clave House, turning right at the end onto the Thames Path (The Queen’s Walk). Walk along the riverside path to Hay’s Galleria.

For the Britain at War and London Dungeon attractions walk through Hay’s Galleria back onto Tooley Street, turn right and cross the road. Walk back through Hay’s Galleria to re-join the walk.

Continue along the riverside path pass Hay’s Galleria to H.M.S. Belfast.

Continue along the riverside path from H.M.S. Belfast to City Hall.

Continue along the riverside path from City Hall to Tower Bridge.

Stop 5 – Shad Thames, Design Museum, Butler Wharf

Walk under Tower Bridge and along the narrow SHAD THAMES SE1 road to the Design Museum.

From the Design Museum walk back to Tower Bridge along the riverside path, in front of Butler’s Wharf restaurants and shops, to the passage way at the end that leads back through to SHAD THAMES SE1. Turn right and continue back to TOWER BRIDGE.

Walk up the west (left hand) flight of steps onto TOWER BRIDGE and walk across to the first flight of steps on the other side. Walk down the steps on to ST KATHERINE’S WAY E1. St Katharine’s Way.

Stop 6 – Tower Bridge, St Katherin’s Dock, Tower of London, Monument (Great Fire of London)

After walking round St Katherine’s dock take the footpath leading to the front of the Tower Thistle Hotel and continue back to TOWER BRIDGE. Walk under Tower Bridge along the cobbled road to the Tower of London and Traitors Gate. Continue along the river front path past, Three Quays, Sugar Quays, Customs House and Old Billingsgate Market to LONDON BRIDGE.

Walk under the first part of LONDON BRIDGE, turn right and take the steps up onto LONDON BRIDGE. Turn right at the top of the steps on to KING WILLIAM STREET EC4. Continue a short distance and turn right into MONUMENT STREET EC4for the Monument column.
To Bank Of England Museum

Take Bus 133 Bishopsgate from Monument (Stop Q)
2 stops
Alight Bank Station Threadneedle St (Stop C)

  • Bank Of England Museum
  • Museum Of London
  • Roman Fort Ruins, just a wall

Museum Of London

Find the entrance
The museum’s entrance is located on a pedestrian high walk which can be reached by stairs, escalators or lifts from Aldersgate Street; London Wall or St Martin’s-le-Grand.
Free WiFi
Connect your mobile or tablet in the museum free of charge

Opening Times:
Museum is open 10:00am to 6:00pm daily (last admission 5:30pm)

After dinner, slowly walk back to hotel to rest and recharge for next day activities.

Museum of London
Address: 150 London Wall, London, EC2Y 5HN
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7001 9844
Website : http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk
Public transport:
Tube: St Pauls / Barbican / Moorgate. Barbican/Moorgate: Follow signs to the Museum along the High Walk.
Tube
Barbican (5 minutes walk) St Paul’s (5 minutes walk)
Bus
4, 8, 25, 56, 100, 172, 242, 521

The Bank of England Museum [FREE] – This museum details the history of the Bank of England, beginning back in 1694. Some of the oldest bank notes in existence are on display here, as well as forgeries from over the centuries, historical artefacts, and a genuine solid gold bar – which you can even try to pick up yourself!