Just next door to the library exhibit and housed in a church on the Lambeth Palace property is the Garden Museum, a lovely little space dedicated to that very English tradition of gardening. I got to see an interesting exhibit on Christopher Lloyd, a famous English garden writer and apparently a really lovely man. There were also some interesting cases on older gardening instruments and some gorgeous botanical photos. I was also pleased as punch that the gift shop offered a book on the history of garden gnomes.
After lunch, our whole library group trekked up to St. James's Square to tour the London Library. Oh, how I would love to be a member if I lived in London! I felt as though I could explore that library for days and not tire of it. (Although, with the library having over 15 miles of shelving, I probably would tire a bit.)
Errands made up the post-library tour time, at which point we returned briefly to the flats for a quick dinner before heading out again to see We Will Rock You, the Queen musical. While I did enjoy most of the music and the show did get better as it progressed, I honestly wasn't that impressed with it. Maybe it's just that I'm not the hugest Queen fan, or maybe it's that I prefer more traditional musicals, or maybe it's that I didn't think the post-apocalyptic storyline they wrote to go with the music really worked, but I don't have the same raving reviews for the performance that others seem to. I did enjoy myself overall, however, and after two great library visits during the day, a girl can't really ask more than that.