Monday, 29 February 2016

A Day In London


The great thing about London is there is so much to do and explore you could easily spend a lifetime exploring the city. It was my friends birthday and she had requested to see Thriller Live and spend the day in London with two of her best friends. Before setting out for the day I decided against taking my DSLR and I also decided that I actually wasn't going to be taking many photos with my phone. I just wanted a day where I wasn't snapping away and I just wanted to feel completely present. So this post isn't going to be picture heavy.

My friend picked us up and drove the three of us into London we parked at Westfield shopping centre. This was my first time to Westfield shopping centre which to be honest isn't really that important or significant it has the same shops as every other shopping centre! We walked straight through Westfield into stratford underground station and made our way to the Emirates cable car. The emirates cable car takes you over the river Thames and allows you to see the city from a different perspective. As someone who is not afraid of heights I was looking forward to being high up over the Thames looking out at the view, for my friend though this was a nightmare. But for me the cable car was an enjoyable experience and I loved being able to see for miles around.


I do have a suggestion for who ever is in charge of the emirates cable car, I suggest you allow people to sleep in the cable cars overnight suspended above the Thames. I had a little lie down along the seat and it was super comfortable and the gentle swaying of the car was really soothing. Id definitely pay to spend a night in one of the cable cars, imagine watching the sunset and sunrise from that view.


We then headed to the o2 to have a cheeky Nando's in case anyone is actually interested I ate peri salted chips, I also learnt that you get roughly about 16 chips for a regular portion! After some messing about on motorbikes in the o2 we took the underground to Piccadilly circus. We walked along the street going into a few shops and stopping to watch musicians and dancers. One particular dance troupe caught our eye and we watched from beginning to end they were entertaining. One of my favourite things about London is the street performances theirs so much happening, so much talent and positive happy vibes. We still had a couple of hours to kill until we went to see Thriller Live so we headed into Garfunkel's to chill for a bit.

After sitting for two hours in Garfunkel's and only consuming a hot chocolate it was time to leave and head to the theatre. There were more street performers setting up and I decided id dance along the street, my friends were amused but not up for dancing as well but the guy setting up his mic appreciated my enthusiasm.


We arrived at the lyric theatre I hid my snacks in various pockets as your not allowed to bring your own food inside but I wasn't about to throw them away. I had already seen thriller live when it first come out in 2009 but I can barely remember that so it was good to see it a second time around with my friends. The show takes you through Michael Jackson's music carer from his early days right up till the end. There were multiple people performing as Michael for different songs, along with plenty of dancers so plenty going on and fun to watch. I love it when they get the audience to stand up, sing and dance along at the end everyone was having a good time, id recommend going along to see the show.

The show finished and we began the journey home which saw me doing the moon walk through Westfield's and some other awful dancing much to the joy of other people who couldn't contain their laughter. By the way no alcohol was consumed I was just in a really good mood. Some days I just don't care what I do/look like in public and I love those days. Life is about having fun and if you can make others laugh its even better. I had a great day in London and im sure I will be back soon to explore even more.


Laura
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