SuperBreaker Ann is here to tell us all about her adventures in the capital complete with a trip to The O2 to see rock superstar Bryan Adams perform live. Here’s what she made of the show…
We caught the early morning Grand Central train to London to make the most of our time in the big city. We usually try to avoid using the underground as you miss such a lot and as our only ‘appointment’ was The O2 in the evening, we had nothing to rush for. So we wandered down Tottenham Court Road and then Oxford Street before turning off and ended up on the embankment via The Strand.
We followed the river on the embankment and eventually arrived at Borough Market under the arches near London Bridge. This is a great place to visit, especially at this time of year when everyone is looking for festive fare and the stalls are laden with deliciously tempting foods. It would be rude not to indulge a little!
We continued on our way to Tower Hill to catch the DLR to Prince Regent station and the Aloft Hotel. This is an excellent hotel, especially for visits to The O2. It is modern and clean, and offers a buffet style full English breakfast. There are tea and coffee facilities in the rooms, dispensers of shower gel and shampoo in the shower and a complimentary hairdryer. From here we continued our wanderings back up river to the Emirates Airline, which I think is a lovely way to arrive at The O2. As it was late November, it was dark and the lights twinkled invitingly as we descended back to earth (with no bang!).
We managed to grab something to eat in Chiquitas next to The O2 before the show however the restaurants were all very busy. The service was very efficient and we did not have to wait long for our food. Time for two courses and a cocktail before we entered the arena.
There was no support act and the show started with the man himself. He explained that it was the 30th Anniversary of his Reckless album, so the first half of the show was dedicated to songs from that album. After that he went on to say he had 12 other albums to entertain us with and that is just what he did. He sang lots of old favourites such as Run to You, Summer of 69 and Everything I Do, inviting the audience to participate numerous times which they were only too happy to do. After two hours of continuous music the show ended with just Bryan Adams on stage with one of his numerous guitars. A brilliant night of talented musicians and a great singer with such a distinctive voice.
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