Visited the Cabinet War Rooms yesterday. Pricey. £17 sterling. As I was purchasing the ticket the young lady said would you like to make a donation as well. How much is the ticket. £17 she said. That’s my donation right there then. Big queue to get in as well. Took at least 30 minutes. Interesting but not massively so. There are only so many times you can pass a small underground room and remark to yourself that the beds were very small, or wonder did Mr Churchill ever wander down the corridor for a bit of night time rumpy pumpy with Mrs Churchill and if he did, then the beds were very small.
Today the Imperial War Museum. Not pricey. Free. Much is made of the WW1 exhibition and it is very very good. Perhaps the weakest aspect of it is the bit that got the most coverage, the reenactment of the trench. I found this very soulless and thought that the experience of visiting the remaining trenches in the fields around Ypres was much more moving. There is a decent museum in the town hall in Ypres that gives this exhibition a run for its money anyway.