Thursday, 4 April 2013

London Town

So this Tuesday was a really exciting day, I went to London with my mum and cousin! 
In total, I have been to London twice, and even then, the last time I went it was a school trip to the O2 arena, meaning I wasn't actually able to see much of the city.

So this time, I was able to act kind of like a tourist, and see the sights, take photos of everything, and generally have a good time. We even went on a bus tour around the city, seeing all of the attractions, like Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben, Piccadilly Circus, Covent Garden and Tower Bridge.
 Big Ben
 Admiralty Arch
Trafalgar Square
Nelson's Column
Tower Bridge

It was a strange experience being in London, as I felt like I had lived there for most of my life. I don't know if it was because I'm used to living in Nottingham for university, so big cities don't really scare me like they would others, or if it's because I have a good sense of direction, as my mum was constantly noting how I was able to get myself around London easily.
That, or London is just very easy to navigate round :)

Now we weren't randomly visiting London for the fun of it, we did have a reason to be there. We actually went to see Viva Forever at the Piccadilly Theatre.
It was one of the best musicals I've ever seen, everyone was constantly laughing, and as my mum pointed out, you could see Jennifer Saunder's humour everywhere.
And it was refreshing to hear the Spice Girls songs being sung in a different context than originally intended. I grew up with these songs, and the Spice Girls were a major part of my childhood (I still have a towel from when I was six that has all of the Spice Girls on it), so having a night full of their best songs was like a dream come true.

Honestly, if any of you get the chance to see it, do it!
You will not regret it!

All in all, I can say that I have fallen in love with London, it is an amazing city, and it's easy to see why people flock there.
And as the great Vivienne Westwood said:
'There's nowhere else like London. Nothing at all, anywhere.'

1 comment:

  1. What a lovely post! I've always wanted to go to London AND New York, it's on my bucket list!! I finally got the chance to answer your questions for the Liebster Award :)

    Thanks so much for tagging me! :)