Day trip to London

I mentioned a few blogs ago that my parents had recently moved to Salisbury (read about it here). On the Saturday we decided to spend the day in the big smoke (obligatory reference to poor air quality). A short walk to the train station in Salisbury, expensive tickets bought and a small but very busy train. It was standing room only from Andover. Apparently the army were playing the navy at Twickenham.

Off the train at Waterloo and the first thing that hit me was the amount of ‘up’. All the buildings are so tall. The second thing was the volume of tourists as we walked past the London Eye and over Westminster Bridge.


It seemed like we were the only people without a selfie stick, although that didn’t stop us taking the odd selfie.


Big steps and little steps as we tried to avoid the tourists. Fortunately the Embankment was less busy as we admired the Cycle Superhighway. Can we have some of that in Lancaster please.

In need of some lunch we popped into Bills (website here), on Wellington Street. What a brilliant place. Friendly and efficient staff, Camden lager, halloumi burger and chick pea falafel.


This was followed by an amazing lemon meringue pie cheesecake.


We had to rush the pudding slightly as we had tickets to see The Lion King at the Lyceum theatre. Birthday present for Helen (the tickets not the theatre). The inside was once again superlative, with a very steep upper gallery, where we were. It’s hard to believe that there were plans to demolish the place.


The Lion King musical wasn’t something I was sure that I’d like, but I absolutely loved it; well done Disney. During the interval Helen said to me that it was the best day ever. Better than our wedding day? I teased.

After the musical had finished we slowly walked across Waterloo Bridge and caught the next train back to Salisbury.


Back at my parents and there was a dog who was very happy to see us. She had also been a good girl all day and my parents had loved looking after her for the day.

We will definitely be going to London again soon, as there is a lot to see.

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