The line starts that way, all the way back there Then goes there Comes back a little bit here And then goes back again This is what happens when you visit the British Museum on a rainy day How long do you think it’s going to take? [Gordon] Hours Look at your funny face, happy face As crazy as it my sound, it only took half an hour There was a security check there. That was it And it went through very fast It’s gonna be worth it. Just to get started Look at this entrance Entrance here is free But if you want a guide to the museum you need to buy The simple map is two pounds Visitors guide, six pounds This is a museum of human history, art and culture And it has some 8 million pieces This was the first national public museum in the world As soon as you arrive, chances are you’ll come right to this gallery, just like everyone else The most important piece in the museum is probably this one right here, right by the entrance This is the Rosetta Stone It is very important historically because it contains inscriptions in various languages that helped decipher the ancient Egyptian language Wow! A real sarcophagus Thanks to Rosetta Stone people now know what’s written here [Visitor] So we have umbrellas for the rain, but they had umbrellas for the sun The British Museum was widely sourced during the era of the British Empire The largest empire in history, really For over a century, it was the main global power Here they don’t have just sculptures It’s the entire monument This is a tomb found in Turkey This is one of the most controversial sections of the museum, where they have the sculptures from the Parthenon When you see the Parthenon in Greece It’s basically stripped of all sculptures It’s almost like ruins… They’re all here! And Greece wants them back But there are arguments for both sides as some believe they are works of art on their own And here they can easily be admired, while at the top of the Parthenon they can’t Here at the museum you really go for a tour around the world. Now we’re in ancient China This was an incense burner The room with the mummies is by far the busiest This game was so popular in Mesopotamia, today’s Iraq, that it used to be buried with people Really popular game for three thousand years This is showing that people were buried with objects This would help with their journey to the afterlife So just to explain what that was All that was just to show a thorn that was right in the middle And that thorn was supposedly in the crown of thorns that Jesus wore when he died The museum is free and totally amazing Now, you need to know where to go because it’s really big, and otherwise you get totally lost So do some research in advance Find out the areas that are more relevant to you or those that you’d like to see There are apps also that you can download But I didn’t find any free one, only paid So instead you can also come here and they sell guides, they sell maps Just a simple map that they suggest a two pound donation That’s the one we used to see the most important points here, the most important collections Those that you absolutely cannot miss When we got in, it was cold and raining We got out with this beautiful day It was nineteen minutes to walk or fifteen by subway We chose to walk, and here we are British Library Here they allow you to come in with a carry-on as long as it fits here Here they have an amazing collection of historical documents that unfortunately you cannot take pictures You see letters from historical figures like Mahatma Ghandi, handwritten notes from Da Vinci There’s a huge missal, which was a book used to celebrate masses in the 1400’s And the book alone weighs 20 pounds But the most important thing I’d say is the Magna Carta It’s from 1215 and contains the cornerstone of British constitution, guaranteeing individual liberties Feeling like pizza today? [Gordon] Sure, whatever. Whatever you want to do Oh, baby! There are lots of places to eat here We tried two pubs, but guess what?
There’s a football match on TV So, forget it. We are in England, right? We’ll end up having pizza [Gordon] We’ll start off with that
[Waiter] The garlic balls, yeah? [Gordon] Yeah Great! Thank you, thank you! You can’t go wrong with a pizza! It was delicious Wow! [Gordon] We came in on the other one Yeah… [Gordon] So it said by number nine Okay, platforms nine and ten that way. Let’s keep going Look at how beautiful this station is As we were so close, why not, right? This is King’s Cross railway station But a lot of people come here not to catch any train, but just because of Harry Potter This is where you’ll find that famous trolley by the wall It’s right there, Platform 9 3/4 It’s really in between platforms 9 and 10 here And there’s a huge line of people wanting to take pictures Seriously, look at the size of this line Professional photographer… Wow, this is professional I want to see you jump Totally free to take a picture here Now, for fifteen pounds you can skip the line The trolley is right beside the Harry Potter store The remote control wand is 60 pounds That is so cute I ended up discovering a storage here for luggage Right beside the Harry Potter store if anyone ever needs Riding by bus also has its advantages By underground you don’t see anything Right now we are having a really a good view of the city Right here at the top, above everyone You pay the bus using the same Oyster Card from the underground or Apple Pay, Google Pay That’s our choice Thank you Okay, let’s go back home now Oh, wow, we don’t even need to ask where’s the train This time we got the Heathrow Express back to the airport And it was amazing, really 15 minutes from Paddington Fantastic, but once you arrive there some walk to do They even provide carts to carry luggage So it’s a good help. Terminals 2 & 3 are the closest King’s Cross railway station… There was an old gentleman there Not just kids go Look right Now Look left Okay, go! This was the last vlog in this trip to England But if it’s the first one that you watch, take a look at this playlist here that I’m linking above There are lots of videos from Manchester, Birmingham, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwick, there’s Nottingham as well Take a look, you’re gonna like If you like this video, let me know So that I can create more like this And if you want to see more travel vlogs from other parts of the world, subscribe to the channel, so that we can meet more often