Sunday, 20 October 2013

Our London Visit

Last weekend my husbands side of the family and I celebrated my father-in-laws 70th birthday by taking a family trip to London.

Luckily my father-in-law owns a coach and mini-bus company so transport was sorted for us all.

12 of us in total went so after a few pick ups on the way we left for the capital.

Alfie was so excited as he has never been to London and had just done a school project on London, so was a fountain of random facts whilst we were given a mini tour of all the main attractions.

After a whistle stop tour we arrived at our hotel, unpacked and went down for dinner, which I have to say was gorgeous.

I`d always thought that the food served at Premier Inns and Travel Lodges weren`t that great, how wrong was I??? We had a 3 course meal which was amazing and great value too.

The main event of the getaway was going to see The Lion King at The Lyceum Theatre.

To put it simply it was AMAZING!!

Our view of the stage
It was a feast for the eyes and the costumes were out of this world.

The only thing that did put a dampener on the show was how hot the theatre was, within half an hour of us being seated everyone was starting to fidget due to the oppressing heat, unfortunately the heat was too much for my mother-in-law who became very ill and had to be taken back stage.

On the plus side she did manage to meet the entire cast and was luckily enough to get a poster signed by the entire cast too!!!

After leaving The Lyceum we were all buzzing so decided to take a quick late night walk around the Waterloo area, the capital at night is beautiful, the lights were amazing. I can`t imagine what its like at Christmas time!!
Us in front of the London Eye
 The weekend went far to quickly, and we will definitely be returning at the next opportunity for some more sight seeing and museum visiting.

Hubby said he would love to live in the city but I don`t know that I could.

Maybe I`m a snob and like all the green areas and beaches down in the South of England too much???

One thing I do like is that is never quiet and there are shops and cafes open 24 hrs with every kind of cuisine you can think of.


  1. London is on my bucket list. Thanks for giving me a little peek into some of what I might expect to see. Glad you had such a great celebration weekend.

  2. Glad you enjoyed it and YAY she got an autographed poster.