A day in London

So to continue the birthday celebrations we popped on a train early on Saturday morning to go to London for the weekend. We were definitely sleepy heads after the night before!Image

Once we arrived In London we felt it was time for a second breakfast so we headed over to Canteen on the South Bank next to the Royal Festival Hall. Canteen is a cute little restaurant with a colourful school-style decor (everything is in primary colours!). The focus is on great British food so Mum and I plumped for the Welsh Rarebit with poached egg and my Dad and brothers went for the Full English Breakfast. Image

After being thoroughly nourished we pottered over to Borough Market to wander round and see if there was anything that took our fancy. We ended up buying some yummy Turkish Delight from a Turkish stall. I love walking around proper markets, they’re such a delight for all of the senses!

ImageImageImageImageFinally we dragged ourselves away from the market and headed towards the Theatre Royal Haymarket for our first show of the day – One Man, Two Guvnors.ImageI haven’t laughed so hard in a long time. I had tears streaming down my face! One Man Two Guvnors is a riotous comedy with a brilliant performance by Rufus Hound who plays the main character. It was dynamic and full of energy with plenty of cracking one liners. I must admit I was a bit confused as to what was going on for the first 10-15 minutes, but after a slightly slow start, I was absolutely loving it.There was also a brilliant band who played songs during each of the scene changes. Beware any men who choose to sit near the front, audience participation is involved and you may find yourself ending up as part of the act!

Once we’d pulled ourselves back together following the show we headed over to The Cafe in the Crypt which is an underground restaurant just off Trafalgar Square. The name may make it sound rather gory, but in reality it is a beautiful 18th century underground cafe with gorgeous vaulted ceilings. You enter through a glass atrium and then walk down the spiral staircase  into a large underground cafe. All profits from the cafe go to support the running of the St Martin in the Fields church nearby.

Exif_JPEG_PICTUREImageIn the evening we decided it was time to indulge in some Abbamania and we headed back over towards the theatres to watch Mamma Mia. We had incredible seats (somehow we’d managed to get right in the front row!) and felt so close, it was almost as if we were on a Greek island as well! I’ve watched the film quite a few times, and pretty much grew up on Abba (Dad is a big Abba fan!) so it was quite a treat. The music was absolutely incredible! The audience were totally gee-d up with lots of singing and clapping along, until by the end, nearly everyone was on their feet, dancing along, including our parents (much to the embarrassment of my brothers).

Finally we headed over to the Haagan Daaz cafe in Leicester Square for a late night pudding!ImageImage

Say hello to my beautiful waffles and ice cream! What a way to finish off a great day! I’ll be continuing my blogging about our London trip later on this week, including our stay at the Farmer’s Club and a cheeky trip to Fortnum and Mason.Image

Thanks for stopping by!

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