We rode the tube! We rode the tube everywhere we went.
It’s so easy. One time we took a bus—that was the first day
when I arrived. I took a little nap, even though the books
tell you not to (to adjust to jet lag), and then we went out
and caught a good choice bus that made a pretty good
city tour just riding around. We passed Hyde Park and
since it was one of the first nice spring days there were
plenty of people enjoying the sun:
See the horse head sculpture by Nic Fiddian-Green? Are you
clicking on the photos to enlarge?
Then we went to Liberty Department Store and bought
some little things—an address book! and a sewing
pincushion shaped like a crown: (big spender)
If you’ve been reading these London posts, you know that
we went to bookstores, libraries, flea markets, button
stores, the Tate Britain Museum and the Punch & Judy
show. What else did we do? I’ll try to be brief.
We went to “Wicked” at the Apollo Victoria Theater in the
West End. I had gotten tickets before I left on my trip
and it was great fun, with the lobby lights all in a spooky
green. Good witch, bad witch. Best song was “I’m Not
We went to a Sunday morning service at Westminster
Abbey and sat adjacent to the altar for a lovely view of
the whole church with its choir stalls with red shaded lamps.
Beautiful choir. And I imagined that I was present at a
coronation or perhaps a royal wedding. Afterwards we
went to the gift shop! where I bought a deck of cute royal
kings and queens playing cards:
And then we went around the corner to have lunch at
The Sanctuary House pub.
On a Saturday evening we went to St Martin-in-the-
Fields Church to hear the Mozart Requiem. We had
enjoyed a nice little supper downstairs at The Crypt
Cafe! I like the new east window by an Iranian artist
This was a replacement window done recently and the
choice of designer caused discussion at the time. You
might want to read about it online. At any rate, it is
certainly a distinctive work.
Ah, Mimi! Musette! Delightful evening! Then we went
for a late night dessert at La Roche Cafe.
I’ll finish this post with maybe the best show of all . . .
The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie! Yes, it’s still
playing after sixty-some years. Great fun. I read the
first act of the play before we went and put the book
down so that I’d be surprised—and I was! We’re not
allowed to tell who did it–after the curtain, one of the
actors asked the audience to keep it a secret!
The show was a matinee, so afterwards, starving, we
went to Bella Italia Restaurant nearby–yummy.
That’s all for now.