I went to London on the weekend as my boyfriend had an interview there (for a job abroad) and we thought we may as well make a trip of it! Sadly we only had one day there because of work for him, boo but it was still fun! :) Since we only had one day we didn't want to cram everything in and be rushing around everywhere and we went sight seeing and to museums last time, and I went to Platform 9 and 3/4s last Summer with my friends so it was just going to be a more relaxed affair this time.
The first photo is of my reflection on the train, that had broken down. It was something to do with the pipes and lasted about 20-30 minutes. We weren't too annoyed and played some paper games and we got to London about midnight. We grabbed some food and then went on the underground from Paddington to Tower Hill where the train stopped for over 5 minutes, we were just having train problems all weekend. I was just glad it wasn't packed and we eventually got into our hotel room after 1am! We'd been travelling since 7:30 so were really glad to get to bed, it looked lovely and cosy. I wish I snapped a picture of the Tower Bride and London Tower all lit up in the night as we went past them (they were about 3 minutes away from the Hotel) but I never did as both nights we were there we were tired and had to wake up early.
The next day my boyfriend woke up really early to go to his interview and woke me up by being loud, and I couldn't get back to sleep but couldn't go anywhere till he came back (I had no clue where he was going!). I just tidied the room and watched some TV and saw that we were directly opposite a train station meaning people could see me! So glad I hadn't got changed yet lol, and the cleaners knocked on the door about five times while I was waiting, and when we left I guess they'd given up since we came back to the room the same state we'd left it in, oops. When my boyfriend came back we then headed to Leicester Square to get some cheap musical show tickets (Blood Brothers) and food and headed over to Covent Garden. I always have to go there, its amazing I love the shops and atmosphere so much! Also my boyfriend got me a David and Goliath voucher for my birthday so I had to go there really. We also popped into the Moomin shop and I bought a cookie cutter, can't wait to use it! I never really watched TV as a child, until I was about ten so I don't really remember shows but I remember the Mommins, and wanted to buy everything in that shop but I hardly spent anything whilst in London except on food and tickets, I need to save sadly. We went to a few other shops and on the way to Forbidden Planet we came across Bob the Busking Street Cat! My boyfriend pointed him out to me and then regretted it as I had to take a picture, I would have taken more pictures of the trip but he would be like "Taking another picture?".
Anyway we then headed back to the TravelLodge and I really liked the spiral staircase and the weather! It was SO sunny, I can't believe it. We then got ready and headed over to the Phoenix Hotel to watch The Blood Brothers. I've never seen it or read it, but heard it was very good. I didn't know much about it, but other shows we wanted to see had limited viewing or were over the budget we set ourselves or one of us had seen it so we thought 'why not?' and I'm glad we did. When we got there they upgraded our seats from the top circle to the stalls, and we had a really good view. Even though you know what will happen from the start, it still shocked and saddened me at the end, and most of the audience jumped, including me! Some of the songs are still playing in my head, and I thought the cast was amazing since they were a small cast and brought on all their props. Afterwards we headed back onto the tube, which was packed! I felt like a sardine but luckily no problems that night and we sat in the bar for a while sharing a pizza, nom nom!
The next day we woke up early again, which was so painful, I am definitely not a morning person! The two bottom middle photos are the wrong way around as we went to Paddington train station first (I love the roof of it), but we were late for our train. We waited ten mintues for the line we needed to get there and plenty of the other lines came and we missed our train and had to wait around an hour and a half for the next one. We chanced it on the next one and luckily they didn't make us buy another ticket since we'd missed the first one, phew! Again it was another sunny day and I spent most of the trip asleep since we'd barely had any sleep for the past few nights and took a photo of my owl hand cream and included it since I liked how it turned out.
So that was my weekend, and I meant to keep it brief and about the photos but explained a little bit more, oh well. It was a fun weekend and I hope everyone enjoyed theirs too!