Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Trip to London + Wicked!

As part of James' birthday present I organised a two day trip to London to see Wicked and be tourists. I was really excited as I've never seen a show in London before and I've always wanted to see Wicked.

We arrived at about 1.30 on Monday and headed straight to our hotel in Wembley to check in and drop off some things. Naturally I couldn't resist taking a hotel selfie. 

We then headed out to Forbidden Planet, James' favourite place in London. We spent ages looking at all the cool stuff, I managed to find issue #2 of Bodies, which I've been trying to get for ages but our local comic book shop didn't seem to have it in. I could've spent a fortune in there, there was so much awesome looking stuff. We then headed to Five Guys as I was desperate to try some raspberry coke and spicy peanut fries. They didn't disappoint! 

Then it was time to head over to the Apollo Victoria Theatre for the show. We actually decided to walk from Five Guys instead of getting the tube and we ended up walking right past Buckingham Palace which was pretty cool. We made it just in time for the show and it was absolutely amazing! I loved every second. 

Afterwards we headed back to our hotel and had some drinks before getting an early-ish night. In the morning we headed straight for the Natural History Museum. I loved the dinosaur exhibit but there were so many school parties that it was difficult to really enjoy. My favourite part was the mammal exhibit, seeing just how enormous a blue whale is was breathtaking. I felt so small.

We popped into the Science Museum briefly too, but the one bit I wanted to see is no longer there sadly. We then wandered around Camden Market (and had a gander at the new Amy Winehouse statue) before making our way to Soho so I could visit the Hummingbird Bakery. No trip to London is complete without a cake from there! 

Afterwards we went to Forbidden Planet again. James treated me to a few things because he's lovely. I ended up with quite a nice haul! 

I had a great time and there's still so much I want to see in London, but I don't think I could've handled another day. Trips to London always remind me how much I love Norwich. It's so much quieter.

Bryony :)

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