Monday, May 8, 2017

UK - The attraction of London

I don't know what it is about London, but it's a city I like to visit as often as I can. There are many things to see (major attractions, like The Tower, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, etc., etc.) There is also always something going on - a street festival, a fair, an exibition, a show, a film premiere, ...

If I had enough money, I'd probably buy a flat somewhere at the South Bank (love that neigborhood). Hard to believe Southwark once was the place where whores, sailors and noisy pubs were to be found. A part of the city some would not go to. Nowadays, there are building sites galore and every time you walk there you see somethig new. Great hotels, cosy restaurants, musea.

This time, we were there only for the weekend. We had purchased tickets for Carousel at the London Coliseum and we could switch in Hhonor points to have a room for free at the Hilton Bankside hotel. The hotel was - as always - more than alright and the show was great. An orchestra of 40 musicians, Alfie Boe, Katherine Jenkins and Nicholas Lyndhurst. Unfortunately, the weather was not as great, as you can derive from the picture. So cold, while you should be able to wear only a light jacket and a t-shirt.

At the stage door -, Nicholas Lyndhurst handing out autographs, as were Katherine Jenkins and Alfie Boe. And who came to congratulate? Nobody less than Michael Ball.

Btw, we also have tickets for the next musical at the ENO - Bat of of Hell. I always loved the music and played the album more than once.

An advantage for us Belgians also is we can get to London quicker than to other towns in our country. When we go to the coast by train, it takes nearly as long as the ride to London by Eurostar.

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