Many of London’s museums and galleries stay open late into the evening once a week. You might think day or night makes no difference…
But it’s nice to break the daily routine once in a while. Instead of going home after work, I head for Bloomsbury.
The British Museum after six pm is a different place
The lights are dimmed. The crowds are gone; it’s quiet. I relax in the members’ room with my book and a glass of wine before going for a wander.
I can get up close to the most popular exhibits without an elbow fight. I can contemplate. I can read the labels in peace.
I can take pictures.
Till next Friday.
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