SuperBreak’s Natalie seized the opportunity of a lifetime recently by visiting London to see the one and only, Kylie Minogue perform live at The O2 Arena. Find out what she got up to on her trip in her latest review.
I had options of who to accompany me on this trip, but decided it would be good to take my colleague Aisling – Better The Devil You Know eh? Knowing Aisling and On a Night Like This, anything could have gone wrong. We were buzzing when the opportunity came up to go and see Kylie at The O2. Kylie is obviously a huge name in the music industry; I’ve grown up listening to many of her songs and it’s not every day you get the chance to see such a worldwide renowned star live on stage – I Should Be So Lucky!
If I’m totally honest, I thought the concert started a little slow and a bit subdued as there were a few new tracks that I didn’t recognise. She looks to have a good relationship with the rest of her crew and once she started rocking out some old school tunes, The O2 was buzzing! She had a few costume changes to quickly undertake and get back on stage too. She performed really well, having to both sing and perform a lot of dancing, and it didn’t affect the performance. She interacted well with the crowd and everyone seemed to love the show. We were in the lower tier seating and it was a perfect view to see Kylie on stage.
When we arrived in London, we went to Ripley’s Believe It Or Not. The last time I went I had the children with me, so I didn’t have much time to explore. I enjoyed the leisurely stroll looking at all the weird and wonderful things. The funniest thing was making a wish in a tribal artefact; I threw my 10p in and made my wish hoping it would come true. Following this I found a pound in the LaserQuest on the floor, £20 in Costa Coffee on route back to the tube station and later that evening £1.60 at The O2. My wish was granted ha! I’m not a greedy person… I only wished for a bit of money!
We ate at TGI Friday’s between Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus. Having never eaten there before, I was pleasantly surprised. The food was cooked well, displayed well and tasted good. Obviously a cocktail was required to accompany the meal, it would be rude not to. Not blaming the drinks at all (our heads weren’t Spinning Around, honest), we then got on the wrong tube to go back to the hotel and had to change trains. I pretended to Aisling I knew what I was doing, of course… she didn’t notice a thing. Talk about doing the Locomotion! After the show, we stayed at The O2 for a couple of drinks in a Chinese buffet. There was a disco on and later we headed towards Greenwich for some more drinks before heading back to our hotel.
We stayed at the Ibis Styles at Custom House – I was a bit dubious about staying there because many years ago it was a quite tired hotel and remember the rooms being small with bizarre bathrooms. However, I had nothing to worry about and I was shocked with how it had changed. Although the rooms weren’t big, the decoration was nice, and it was clean and tidy with all the facilities you would expect. I would definitely stay there again.
As with all my other trips I look forward to breakfast, however we slept in and we didn’t make it up in time to sample it! Give Me Just a Little More Time! When I finally did rise from my over-sleeping and realised I had missed my brekkie, there were definitely Tears On My Pillow!
We used the DLR to get to The O2, only 2 stops to Canning Town then onto the Jubilee Line to North Greenwich for The O2. Total time from hotel to London’s O2 Arena was approximately 10-12 minutes – no time at all – and giving yourself enough time you’ll be Never Too Late. I am looking forward to visiting this hotel and The O2 again when I see Lady Gaga at end of October.
Overall, we really enjoyed our couple of days away to see Kylie and If I Could Step Back in Time, I would do it all over again and Wouldn’t Change a Thing!
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