Guest post by SuperBreak’s Cara Fowler…
As I was travelling with my 14 year old daughter, the first point of call was the merchandise area, so the You Me at Six t-shirt could be purchased and changed into. We then needed to eat and have a drink prior to the show, so decided to try the new Cabana Brazilian Barbeque Restaurant just inside the entrance area. It was a very lively atmosphere with traditional Brazilian music, reasonably priced at about £8.95 for a barbecue skewer, £3.95 for a Brazilian style beer, and it was very quick service too. We were out within 45 minutes – The O2 can be a lengthy wait for food.
The VIP bar area was new since my last visit and now re-named The American Express Bar. I wasn’t too sure on the atmosphere in here compared to the original VIP bar as it was very open plan. After, we went up to our seats ready for the support act Walk the Moon, which was a new band starting out.
I chose to host this event because they were bands my daughter was very keen on and considering I hadn’t even heard their music before I was pleasantly surprised. I really enjoyed the support acts, and was relieved I gave them a go.
I stayed at The St Giles at Tottenham Court Road, purely because of it’s location. It offered a comfortable stay and in a good position for the Northern Line to Waterloo and change for the Jubilee Line to Greenwich for The O2 Arena.
The hotel can sometimes have your room ready by midday and will hold your luggage for you until the next day. We like to walk around Piccadilly, Regent Street Leicester Square and Shaftesbury Avenue and Oxford Street.
To make the most of our time the following day, we decided to visit the Tower of London. It was a smart move, we got there in good time for the 10am opening, as the queue to see the Crown Jewels later on was extensive. I would recommend the visit as there is plenty to see, but I would say to go there at the beginning of the day than later as it did get very busy and it’s difficult to see everything.
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