Which member of a ladies choir doesn’t like a musical! What about a musical, a stay in London, a bit of shopping and some sightseeing? Bring it on!
First stop shopping! It was the end of October and the Christmas lights were just going up in Covent Garden. Everything had that sparkly feel about it. There was only one must see on my agenda, and that was Neal’s Yard Remedies in the Seven Dials district. I bought a few things but somehow none of them made their way into anyone’s Christmas stocking! Aside from that, we enjoyed browsing the independent shops and bought some candles and foodie treats to take home.
I had won tickets to see Mamma Mia at the Novello Theatre so picked a place to stay nearby: Belushi’s in Covent Garden where they have rooms over the bar. The location couldn’t have been any better, but the room was a little tired and grubby round the edges. Still, it was a place to rest our head. For £160 in Chester you could stay in a fabulous hotel room, but in London, this is what you get for your money it seems. I’ll look elsewhere next time though!
The show was fab! I was a huge Abba fan and I’ve seen the film numerous times so it was a real feel good experience. It was fun and fast paced and the singing and dancing were first class.
The following day we made a bee line for the WWI Poppy art installation at the Tower of London, walking all the way along the embankment from the Houses of Parliament. It was a really moving display and I’m so glad we saw it before it was dismantled.
I’d like to make this London theatre break a regular thing, maybe pre-Christmas every year. Let’s see what happens!