What could be better than a gin and tonic on a Friday night? Gin and tonic with dinosaurs, of course!
On Friday night Mr A. and I popped down to the Natural History Museum in South Kensington to one of their lates, which happens on the last Friday of each month. I arrived pretty late (an hour late…. oh dear) but I was surprised to see that there wasn’t a queue – I was expecting to be waiting in line for hours! I swiftly got behind the crowd at the bar and soaked in the atmosphere. On the main steps there were several musical acts, mostly singer-songwriter types I ended up feeling sorry for – it’s pretty hard to compete with a diplodocus.
Once I was armed with a G&T we wandered through the museum. My favourite part about the museum late was how you could walk around and look at the exhibits at your leisure. As much as I love children it’s quite nice being able to see the exhibitions without sticky fingers on the glass and being able to get to the front for a change! I didn’t end up sampling the food but Mr. A had coq au vin.
It was such a nice way to spend an evening – definitely one I’ll remember. As I left I also noticed that they do ‘Dino-Snores’ for grown-ups, where you can stay over and sleep in the museum. It sounds exactly like something out of From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler and I’d LOVE to do it! However with a holiday coming up I’m not so sure I can splash out the £175 for the evening…