A wonderful Spring day in London!
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We'd planned this weekend since June of 2008 when we found out that Dame Judi Dench would be performing in "Madame du Sade" on the London stage.
As this was to be a quick trip, we took and early Easyjet flight from Amsterdam to London. The sun was shining when we reach the city.....how fantastic! We went to our dorm (real dorm) accomodations, checked in, and headed out to enjoy our day.
We took the tube to near Trafalgar Square and exited. There just happened to be a concert in progress there in the square and it was packed! We enjoyed the music for a bit then decided to continure our walk. He walked the area behind the National Gallery. It's always bustling with activity and fun. We stopped in for a quick bite and then on to the theatre. Our tickets were for the matinee.
Upon leaving we decided to go to St. James Park. On the way, we walked down the street leading to Buckingham Palace which was closed off to traffic. Much of it seemed to be set up for a celebration and the street was lined wih flags.
St. James Park was full of people. They were riding bikes, playing with frisbees, and just laying in the grass. There are nice lounging chairs that were set about here and there.
We walked from there on down to Parliament. There is a statue, there, of Richard the Lionheart, which I had learned recently is a distant relative. I had to have a picture!
We walked down to the Thames and took a leisurely stroll along the river. I think this is the first time I've ever walked the Thames in the sun....finally!
We walked back towards Trafalgar, again. We saw the ticket shops and all of the play posters outside. We thought that we might see another play due to our feelings about the matinee. We stopped and discussed our prefered plays with the salesman.
We went for a quick dinner and then back to the theater. We made our way to our box. We had our own private door to the box.
This was quite a little trip but, with much fitted into one day. We had a sunny walk around London and two plays. How lucky am I!