Guest post by Lindsey Birch.
The day got off to a good start with a smooth train journey and small bottle of prosecco – definitely starting the weekend off on the right note.
Arriving in London, we had already purchased our Oyster cards, so convenient for getting around the city and they lasted us the entirety of our visit.
We headed straight to our hotel in Kensington. After settling in to our room, we headed out to explore Kensington High Street, returning to the hotel that afternoon for our complimentary afternoon tea, which was delicious!
We started the day with a full English breakfast. The tasty spread offered all of the staples you would expect – we tried not to eat too much but it was difficult as it was all so appetising!
We headed straight from breakfast to the city cruise, which was included in our package. Although cold we both enjoyed seeing the sights of London from the river. You could see better from top deck, but if that gets too chilly you can also head to the heated lower deck and take in the views from there.
After the cruise we headed for Oxford Street and did some shopping. As we were still full from breakfast we decide not to have a big lunch, but we did manage to find some room for cake and tea.
Then it was back to the hotel to get ready for our evening show, Wicked. We had a cocktail in the hotel bar before heading out, which although expensive made for a special start to the evening.
Getting to the Apollo Theatre from our hotel couldn’t have been easier and we had fabulous seats, Wicked was an amazing production, and I would highly recommend to anyone visiting London for a theatre break.
The next morning, unbeknownst to my friend, I found out that her son (who lives in Japan) was in London for a few days. I arranged for him to meet us for breakfast, which made for an extra-special surprise for my friend to end her trip.
After breakfast we took a lovely walk to Harrods, which took about 35 mins, going past sights including Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park.
Then it was time to head home, after a lovely stay.