A couple of weekends ago we spent time in the ‘big smoke’ .. always wanted to say that! Our lovely sons bought us tickets to see the musical ‘Wicked’ at The Apollo, Victoria.
Rather than drive there and back in one day we decided to spend a night at the Milton Keynes Travelodge.
Yes the home of concrete cows! Actually there is a vibrant evening party feel around the hotel. Lots of trendy cocktail bars and fab foody places. Next time we’ll definitely try one those!
After a quick train ride our first stop was of course Buckingham Palace. We spent the day wandering around and I was really very surprised how close all the tourist landmarks are to each other. I thought we’d have to walk miles to see them. We did walk miles but that’s because we wanted to see as much as possible!
Good old Big Ben, and it did chime as we walked by.We stumbled across this fantastic old world pub nestled between 20th century buildings. Unfortunately it was full to bursting so we couldn’t get in, next time hopefully.
Meet Percy, Phil and Pete (mind you they could be Petra, Paula and Phyllis for all l know!) Who all live in St. James Park, I’ve never seen pelicans other than in the zoo before. They were so funny,they didn’t move but kept looking at us then turning away and then peeping around to make sure we we’re still watching. They were so comical l had to be dragged away.
Horse Guards Parade. I’m really quite impressed with this photo.
Tummy rumbles reminded us we should eat….soon! We’d heard of Wasabi from No 1 son, so daring to be adventurous we gave it a go. Chicken Katsu, curry and rice, ok not overly daring, but it was very enjoyable!
I adore the look and feel of wood and this beautiful door canopy and frame just blew me away.
So our day sightseeing was coming to an end but the best was to come was next!
If you’ve seen Wicked you’ll understand how brilliant the show is. If you’ve not seen it.. go!
It’s just ….’Wicked’!!!
Memory making trips with J are always special.
Smile folks 😘 Maz