Event Review: Monty Python at The O2 Arena


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As a fan of the British surreal comedy group Monty Python, SuperBreak’s Kathryn couldn’t wait to see them perform live at The O2 Arena in London. Find out what she made of the show in her latest event review…

This wasn’t my first trip to The O2, but the first time staying in the Victoria side of London. The trip down was easy enough taking the train direct from York, then using the London underground across to Victoria Station. The Sidney Hotel where we (me and my partner) stayed was really nice, the staff were helpful and friendly and the room was huge and welcoming. I chose this hotel it offers easy access to The O2 by underground and a different area to go sightseeing in.


Before the show we grabbed a drink at The Slug and Lettuce inside the arena, one of the many drinking and eating places on offer! There was a new area which had stalls selling snacks which is a better option, we grabbed a pulled pork toastie and wandered around for a bit. There was a giant parrot which was the centre of attention for many people as this is from Monty Python’s famous dead parrot sketch.


Once inside the arena the stage was set up like a picture from the Monty Python TV sketches. The show cleverly consisted of live sketches and clips from old film and TV footage, with some songs thrown in. There were many laughs and some bizarre sketches, my favourite being one of the old clips in which a women’s group act out their take on the battle of Pearl Harbour. Many of the sketches were old favourites which got the crowd going. I am more a fan of their films, but alas they didn’t put the “he’s not the Messiah, he’s a very naught boy” sketch in, but thoroughly enjoyed the show.

buckingham-palacechanging-of-the-guardnatural-history-museumNext day before we made our way back to York, we visited Buckingham Palace to watch the changing of the guard – a first for me. We made the most of the beautiful weather taking photos of the Palace and the guards. We also managed to fit in the Natural History Museum which surprisingly is free for visitors, this is a place where I will go again as there is too much to see. We did manage to see the dinosaurs which was the main reason we went. Both these places are easy to get to either walking or using the underground, the main thing is to get a tube map and plan your day and journey. Also a lot of the museums in London are free, so it’s well worth a visit especially if you are trying to keep the cost low.

What would you get up on a short break in London? Which events at The O2 would be top of your list to see? Let us know by using the comments box below.

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