SuperBreaker Cara ventured off to London recently with her daughter to see Ant & Dec’s Takeaway on Tour at The O2 Arena. Read on for her review of the event…
I went to see Ant and Dec’s Takeaway on Tour on Friday 29th August with my 14 year old daughter. Normally we would stay in the Greenwich/Excel area, but decided to stay in Central London this time.
We stayed at The St Giles Hotel near Tottenham Court tube station as this location was ideal for us. On arrival a little after midday, we went straight to the hotel to see if we could leave our luggage, only to find our room all ready for us to check in. Great for us and we were quickly able to unpack and set out for a wander.
The hotel is 2 side streets away from Tottenham Court tube – a 5 minute walk if that. Our usual visiting locations when we go to London is Piccadilly Circus as my daughter likes the Tokyo Shop in the Trocodero Arcade for her Anime Art stuff and she wanted a Cosplay outfit for the Comic Con Expo.
Onwards to Hamley’s on Regent Street – all this was walkable going down Shaftesbury Avenue (theatre show spotting as we went) and it was amazing how you can just walk from the hotel in a triangle, down to Piccadilly Circus, up Regent Street, visiting Carnaby Street along the way, popping into the Shakespeare’s Head Pub for a drink, continuing up Regent Street to meet Oxford Circus and back towards Tottenham Court Road.
We returned to the hotel to change and go out for tea before heading to The O2. In the past, I have found eating at The O2 can be time consuming if there is a busy event on, so we ate in Central London first. Very close to The St Giles was a Cafe Rouge, so we decided to eat there. Both of us had fishcakes with fries and drink for around £25.00 and we enjoyed a very pleasant atmosphere!
Heading to The O2 from Tottenham Court couldn’t be easier. Northern Line South to Waterloo and then change for the Jubilee Line direct to The O2. Arriving there just before 6pm, we had time to wander and have a quick drink.
The actual event was superb, very alike to the TV show, and they had the audience participating, singling people out and giving out prizes. Peter Andre was in the compare’s box announcing what was coming up next, which I didn’t expect as well as all the other people in the show too. It was a great laugh and I would recommend anyone to go and see the Live Show again if they return on tour again. There was even a Riverdance section in the show which was very impressive.
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