For the past two weekends I’ve done the tourist thing on London on Saturdays. Last weekend I went to Westminster Abbey, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I was there only about an hour before it was due to close for Evensong, so the crowds were dissipating, and towards the end I was able to hear the men’s choir rehearsing. It was just lovely. Seeing Elizabeth I’s tomb was incredible; sometimes you don’t believe these people actually existed until you visit a place like this!
From Westminster Abbey, I walked to Regent St via Buckingham Palace, which frankly, was a little ordinary! Certainly attracts the crowds though, even on cold windy days! In Regent St I did some shopping, particularly for my cousin who recently gave birth to twins.
This past weekend I wanted to buy some books for school (I am really missing my resources). Two staff members at school recommended visiting Oxford St. Waterstone’s was one shop they recommended, and as it was the first one I found, that is where I went! I spent a lovely 45 minutes browsing, and found the books I wanted, in addition to one or two I hadn’t planned on buying…
From there I walked down to Covent Garden, to the Savoy Theatre. I had been browsing the Theatre section of the paper the day before and had discovered all these theatrical delights! Penelope Keith was starring in Blithe Spirit at the Savoy, so I thought I would wander there about a half hour before it began to see if I could get a ticket for the matinee. I succeeded and spent a lovely afternoon cacking myself laughing! Aden Gillet was also in it, and I had seen him before in the films The Winslow Boy and Under the Lighthouse Dancing, both of which I had really enjoyed.
It is so convenient to see theatre so I think I will go often! I haven’t decided what I will do next weekend; there are a lot of choices, so I will see what I am in the mood for at the end of the week.