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There's a Lego map of the world being built on the South Bank; and a maze of books in the Royal Festival Hall. The usual overpriced theatre bars are supplemented by an outdoor food market (different foods every day) and a host of temporary eateries in converted shipping containers. There's a beach dyed in rainbow colours, roof gardens, and a basement full of inclusive art including old desks, a photo machine and a bored man who will make you an imaginary world passport. It all has a bit of the feel of the next; the room for London was stuffed with books, too -- factuals about art and towerblocks nestling against suitable authors like Ballard and Self. As well as checking out the hatwalk, we also went to art of the unseen (which featured two very different air conditioned white rooms and an invisible maze negotiated by wearing a vibrating headpiece) as it was included in the price, along with lots of other places (members' bars, etc.) but we grudged any time not spent in the boat.

helicopters! log book completed
a last scan of the horizon down hatch
a little sad us on the posters


( 4 worms — Feed the birds )
6th Aug, 2012 14:01 (UTC)
Looked at the piccies, does seem like you had an amazing time! Fantastic stuff.
7th Aug, 2012 06:57 (UTC)
Yes, er, I highly recommend staying in a tiny boat on the roof of a large building. If only more hotels were like this, etc. etc.
6th Aug, 2012 20:06 (UTC)
Ahoy there London! Avast me hearties!
7th Aug, 2012 06:57 (UTC)
Someone had left their eyepatch in the log book!
( 4 worms — Feed the birds )