We did not write a letter about this trip. The purpose of the visit was to see three exhibitions and meet with Beryl's friend Barbara. We arrived at the Hyde Park Hilton on Sunday afternoon and walked across Hyde Park to the Victoria and Albert Museum. The aim was to return to The Medieval & Renaissance Galleries but it was very crowded and we didn't make it that far. Instead we viewed The Metropolitan Police Service's Investigation of Fakes and Forgeries.
The following day we met Barbara and spent some time catching up over coffee in Fortnum and Mason's coffee shop and then we went on to The Royal Academy to view the The Real Van Gogh: The Artist and His Letters. It was a very revealing exhibition, packed with interest. Several hours passed until we emerged and went for another coffee, this time in Waterstone's of Piccadilly. We went out to dinner at Geales Fish Restaurant in the evening.
The following day we walked the length of Hyde Park where we saw guardsmen being put through their paces.
We walked through Belgravia and on to The Tate where we viewed The Turner and The Masters Exhibition. Later in the day we walked extensively through, Long Acre, Piccadilly, Saville Row and Oxford Street before walking back to the hotel.
The following morning we went to the National Portrait Gallery to view the Jane Bown Exhibition after which we had coffee in the top floor restaurant with its fabulous views over London.
We caught the lunchtime train home having thoroughly enjoyed another few days in the capital.