Saturday, 5 September 2015



On Thursday Charlie and I started celebrated her birthday a few weeks early. I wanted to do something before she moved to uni (which is happening super soon and I'm so excited for her to live in the same city as me gaaaaa), and I know very well that she's an avid lover of musicals. She's wanted to see Wicked for ages so I thought I'd take her out on a little surprise trip to London, to see some sights, eat some food, and watch the musical. And it was the loveliest day. She was so surprised when we got on a train and I gave her a card listing our itinerary. It was wonderful.

When we arrived in London, we headed off to do a little bit of sightseeing, and wandered around Oxford Street, Park Lane and Knightsbridge. We had a gander in Harrods, where Christmas has already started, so that was fun to see. And then we headed to Piccadilly Circus for food (although we did take a wrong turn somewhere and had a detour via Leicester Square before we sat down to eat!).

We had an early dinner at Planet Hollywood (somewhere we'd intended to eat in the past but hadn't gotten around to). It's such a lovely place, with fantastic staff, and the interior is so wonderful, with film props hung about the walls. The food was also amazing; I had the Hollywood Bowl salad, which tasted delicious (and there was SO much of it), followed by the Strawberry Cheesecake - no words to describe just how amazing it tasted (maybe the best cheesecake I've ever had). You can also use a Tastecard at Planet Hollywood to get 2for1 on food, which is always good news.

We then sauntered through St James Park as we made our way to the Apollo Victoria Theatre to see Wicked. The show was outstanding. Honestly, the acting was brilliant, the dancing was perfectly on point, and the singing was utterly superb. I highly rate the show and would greatly recommend taking a trip to see it if you're ever in London; it's well worth watching.

All in all we had the loveliest time, and I'm so glad that Charlie loved it. Couldn't be happier with how the day went.

Until next time.

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