Today we actually went around London! I got lottery tickets to see Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, so our evening plans were set, and we set off to be London tourists. We’d both been London tourists before, and it was fun to revisit the sites without any pressure of having ‘must sees’. I didn’t take many photos, but it was a great day.
After a fantastic time at Cursed Child, I got to spend today exploring the Warner Bros. Studio Tour with tons of fantastic sets and props from the films. I took A LOT of pictures, but in case you don’t want to spoil yourself for a visit of your own in the future, you’ll have to click below to see them.
It was amazing, so make sure to book ahead of time if you’re going to be in London!
And non-spoiler pictures – after the tour I met Ashley in King’s Cross station, cause we had to go to platform 9 3/4.
I spend the morning walking around London. I heard great things about the national portrait gallery so I checked it out, and just generally kept myself busy in the city because I had big plans in the afternoon.
After more than a year of waiting, I was finally going to see Harry Potter & The Cursed Child. I’ll #keepthesecret and not spoil anything about the production, but it was the absolute best thing I’ve ever seen on stage. When it comes to NYC, you all better go see it!
After a many hour flight delay last night, only to find the express train in London had closed, we eventually made it to Ashley’s apartment at around 3am. So we were exhausted this morning! But with limited time before I had to leave for home we still wanted to fit in as much as possible.
So we went to the west end, and got matinee tickets to School of Rock! Ash had seen is many times before and raved about it, as did my family in Malta, so I knew I had to see it. One, it was fantastic, and two, they let us take pictures of them at the end like we were at a real concert. SO MUCH FUN.
And because we were in the theatre district, I also got to check out where I’d be in just a few short days … woo!!!!
And we also went to the House of MinaLima, which is the design team behind the Harry Potter films. They have showrooms featuring all the graphic art they’ve designed for the films, which you can also purchase. Usually you can just walk in yourself, but apparently on Mondays they do guided tours, so we got to learn some behind the scenes knowledge which was kinda cool.
And then we were wiped! So off we went to the apartment for an early night of binge watching, in preparation for a longer day out for me tomorrow.
On day two of my London adventures with my mom, she decided she wanted to get on the River Thames, so a boat cruise we did.
And then it was time to do some walking. We decided on the Tower of London, since I’d been saving it for her visit. We both loved it.
From here we took a walk to St. Paul’s Cathedral.
And to end the day, we took a little stroll through Hyde Park.
Today’s the day my mom arrived! I met her at the airport, and then we travelled together to our hotel. It was nice to see a familiar face after traveling alone for so long, and it was even nicer to get out of a hostel.
We started the day with a two and a half hour walking tour in London, which gave us a good overview of the city.
After grabbing some food (fish and chips of course), we decided to do an evening bus tour. It had been a long day for my mom, what with just flying in this afternoon, so it was a good way to keep us busy and still see the sights.