29.07.2011 - 29.07.2011 21 °C
Let me say straight away that Prince Charles was correct this time, the new British Library is a hideous building
We went there thinking we could look at their large collections of maps and manuscripts but you can only do this as a "registered reader". They have a "treasures" collection that is open to the general public but these objects are pretty much what used to be displayed at the British Museum - a fantastic collection but what was the point in moving it all?
At 1pm we were in St Martin-in-the-Fields to see a piano concert by Andrei Licaret from Bucharest, a free concert with a suggested donation of GTBP3.50 - there are "free" concerts every week
At 5pm we met Steve and Carole and Bob in Broadgate at Liverpool Street and had a few drinks at Corney and Barrow along with about 500 city workers who seemed hell-bent on getting pissed as quickly as possible. After Bob had left, we walked down Bishopsgate past St Etheburga's to the Royal Exchange Cafe where we had a fabulous 3-course meal