Sensational Butterflies at the London Natural History Museum

A promised myself that I would get out and about this summer and the wonderful weather in London has made it easy.

A friend invited me along to the sensational butterflies exhibition at the Natural History Museum. The museum is in a great part of London, right near to one of my other favourite spots, the V&A. We arrived with half an hour to spare and the east lawn of the museum was buzzing with everyone out enjoying what was a scorching hot day, so we headed straight to a local cafe to enjoy a vanilla milkshake in the sun.MilkshakeThe exhibition is set in a marquee on the east lawn and tickets (at a bargain £4.50!) are for allocated time slots so it wasn’t overcrowded at all. But be warned – it is extremely hot in the tent! You are treated to a varied selection of butterflies and foliage and the butterflies and free to fly around you and even landed on a little boy who managed to stay still despite his excitement.Red butterflyBlack and White ButterflyCaterpillarThe exhibition is really aimed and children with lots for them to do but is ideal for anyone who simply enjoys butterflies. The gift shop is also worth a quick peek. It’s on until 15 September so get going.

We finished off our day by sunbathing in the V&A garden, I’ve been to the V&A so many times over the years but have never been out in the gardens, it was simply beautiful as you can see.V&A garden poolV&A garden statues

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