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Imperial War Museum

Hard to where to start with this place, there is just so much to see. Spitfires, Harrier Jets, V1 & V2 rockets, T-34 tanks in the atrium and thousands upon thousands of gripping exhibits. Age of Terror: Art since 9/11 exhibition is on until May 28, but some great works in there too.

Amitabha Buddha @ British Museum

Also known as the Buddha of Infinite Light who rules over the Western Land of Ultimate Bliss (which is most definitely on my next holiday destination list), this Chinese Buddha stands in serene majesty in the middle of the northern stairway. At 6 metres, he is the largest ancient Chinese statue in the West and has been present at the British Museum since 1938 when the Chinese gifted him to us. He dates from the Sui Dynasty, around the tail end of the 6th Century and I love the way that his presence really does seem to calm you as you walk up the several flights of stairs. His hands didn’t quite make it through the previous one and a half thousand years, but here I am demonstrating the hand s

Portobello Road does acapella

Portobello market is one of the oldest markets in London and is not becoming a hot foodie favourite. Check out the Acklam Road (which is part of Portobello) food market on a Saturday for every every cuisine from Afghan to Zambian. You can also come across some great live music, such as this acapella group spotted earlier today...

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