Museums & St. Pauls in the City

One thing that sucks about being in London, the exchange rate: US economy sucks right now, so it sucks to be a US tourist. Everything here is basically the same amount as it is in America, except replace the dollar sign with the pound sign. Factor in the 2:1 conversion ratio, means everything is twice as expensive.

Latte at Starbucks: 8 Dollars
Slice of Pizza: 10 Dollars
la Fresco Lunch: 20 Dollars

But one thing that makes up for it.
the free things in London, like the museums.

Visited three museums in London today, all for free. Museum of London (basically a natural history, and history museum wrapped into one), Tate Modern Museum of Art, and Bank Museum of London (museum about banking and the economy).

But first the St. Paul’s Cathedral

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Tate Museum is a converted power station in 2000. Huge brick building that’s been modernized. The interior is a juxtaposition between hard industrial and huge spaces that invite the large scale minimalism and contemporary display of modern art. I personally really loved the feel of the building, spacious, modern, but old and raw industrial feeling.

Outside of Tate
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Royal Exchange –Fancy and upscale mall
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