We have been so busy here in Ealing because we are only 25 minutes outside of London by using the tube. The museums here are mostly free so you can go back when you cannot get to see everything in one visit. I have been to the Victoria and Albert Museum two times.The Museum of London, which has excellent exhibits on Roman London and the middle Ages in London.
Then there are many interesting art and theater events to see. Here I am at Shakespeare’s Globe, where I saw an excellent production of Othello.
We went to see the Old Operating Theater that was opened in 1822 to do operations on poor women who were in the St. Thomas hospital. This was done before there was any anesthetics. There are exhibits of the primitive tools used in this theater to train new surgeons. I could almost hear the screams of the poor women who were treated in this place. It was closed in 1862.
Now to end this blog post on a more pleasant note. We stopped by the glass blowing studio featuring Peter Layton’s latest works called Homage. Mr. Layton was in the studio and we got to talk to him about his remarkable work.
London is a wonderful city to explore and discover and it does not have to cost you a fortune.