A beautiful exhibition with some amazing atefacts but disappointing due to the crowds and very low lighting which made it difficult for me to see... it's an age thing! From there we moved on to the Victoria and Albert museum, one of my favourite places.... and headed straight to the cafe for lunch! Suitably refreshed we then saw the exhibition "The Magnificence of the Tzars" which was magnificent indeed. The most splendid outfits, well lit and no crowds - wonderful! We still can't work out how all the ornate and richly decorated clothes survived the revolution, but I'm glad they did.
Another tea break and then we were off again, this time to see "Hats - An Anthology by Stephen Jones" which was just fabulous. Literally hundreds of hats, old hats, royal hats, celebrity hats, ourageous hats... just about every type of hat you can imagine. Well worth a visit if you are in London before the end of May.
There then followed the obligatory visit to the V & A shop which I always think is like an exhibition in itself and then not being ones to let a couple of exhibitions get in the way of good food and drink we headed off to another one of our favourite places... Joe Allen's in Exeter Street for a spot of dinner.
A grand day out indeed!