Tuesday, February 08, 2011

London (Part 1)

What a lovely weekend we had in London. We decided to take 2 cars in the end, as Lisa, Liam, Sam & Steve were staying in Wimbledon with Abby. Whilst Me, Andrew, Gemma & Elena were
staying at the Travel Lodge in Kingston.

After an all you can eat Chinese at the Rotunda, we travelled into the heart of London by tube, hoping that Westminster Abbey was still open.
It wasn't, which was a shame, so we walked around the gift shop & bought a street map so we could see where we were going.
We walked around Westminster for a little while until it was time to go to the Adelphi Theatre on the Strand to watch "Love Never Dies".
Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber said it wasn't a sequel to Phantom of the Opera but it was.
It was well worth seeing & we thoroughly enjoyed it. It always amazes me how they can do so much on stage. At some points in the show, there was so much going on you couldn't watch it all.
The music was fab, but I love opera anyway.

Saturday morning we met up in Russell Square with Lisa, Liam, Sam & Steve.
We had booked to see "The Book of the Dead" exhibition at the British Museum. The lecture was really interesting, 3/4's of an hour seemed like 5 minutes, but I doubt Elena would agree lol. We walked around the exhibit looking at Egyptian Mummy's, Amulets & Canopic Jars and books made from Papyrus which were thousands of years old. Ani's Book of the Dead, the most famous one, is over 3 thousand years old.
I can trace my family history (one branch anyway) back 500 years, which is amazing in itself, but 3500 years ago is just mind blowing! Andrew & I loved it.

Afterwards, we headed to the London Dungeons stopping on the way for a Krispy Kreme doughnut ... yummy!
We parted company again as Lisa & the gang were going out for the evening with their Uni friends. Me, Andrew, Gemma & Elena indulged ourselves at the Bella Italia in Leicester Square. Feasting on pizza, pasta, Tirimisu, sorbet & the biggest bowl of ice cream ever ... the Godfather :O)
Yes we ate outside ... in February!!

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