Friday, July 7, 2017

London 3/7/17

Wow !!! where has the week gone ! Today is our last day in London - I'm not ready to leave yet - just love this city.  We have noticed some differences in London, even though it is only just over 12 months since we were here - The traffic seems so much worse than before - its always been crazy busy, as one expects with 8000 red buses driving around and who knows how many taxis.  This time all the cab drivers are complaining about it, some actually have decided its time to give it a miss !!!.  The other thing we noticed, is that there seems to be more homeless people sleeping on the streets, and around the popular tourist attractions.
Anyway, today we went back to Covent Garden -

today the market was totally different to the other day - it was more like an antique fair.  If only there were no weight restrictions on baggage on the flight home !!!so many things I would like to have bought. On the lower level at Covent Garden there was a string quartet playing followed by a soprano - lovely to have morning tea whilst listening to them.

We were planning on going back to Westminster Abbey, however we had to make a choice  between Yotam Ottolenghi's restaurant and Westminster -  Ottolenghi's won :)  The restaurant is quite of of the way, in a litre lane. From the moment we walked in the service was incredible.  It was busy, but nothing was too much trouble.  We waited for about 5 minutes for a table.  The decor was minimalist and very classy and the food was to die for.  So glad we made the decision to visit this restaurant.

We spent the rest of the afternoon packing bags and getting ready to go to the theatre.

WOW !! what a great way to end our time in London :)  42 Street. The costumes, the dancing, the sets -just the whole show was amazing - John thinks its the best show he has seen, however, I find it hard to make comparisons between shows - I just love them all.

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