To me the third day was the most successful day of all and you will soon get why.
At 9:45AM we arrived at Buckingham Palace again for the guards change of 11:00AM, and what a morning that was. If you do this, be prepared to be in a constant fight to keep your spot because people will do anything to take a good picture. The frustrations aside it was definitely as good as we hoped but you have to come early. We thought we were early but believe me, it was already very crowded when we got to the palace.
When the Guards Change ended we went to Covent Garden and Neals’ Yard, two beautiful places that are very picture worthy. We had lunch in a little restaurant named Wildwood and walked around all of the little streets in the neighborhood. Elien bought this very cool backpack in a store called Vendula London and I took a picture in front of the Gillian Lynne Theatre where School Of Rock is playing right now.
After that we found a hidden gem, the Free Masons’ Hall. This museum offers free tours and we loved it. The building is wonderful and our tour guide thought us many things about Free Masonry. This building is often used for movies and fashion shows and is filled with the most amazing things.
We tried paying a quick visit to the Harry Potter Shop in St. Pancras Station but we left it after not even 2 minutes.
And now for my favorite part of the trip, the West End Show!!!
I gave you an entire article about my love for musicals already, so you know how excited I was for this. We went to see Wicked, the first musical that I knew from head to toe and my all time favorite.
Currently the roles of Elphaba and Galinda are played by Alice Fearn and Sophie Evans, if you are in London right now you have to go see them because they are the best and besides Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth for sure my favorites. We expected to have seats that were pretty far away from the stage but ended up sitting on the 10th row, meaning very CLOSE to the stage. I was emotional all day and have to say congrats to my best friend for putting up with my fangirling (I even bought a Wicked merch T-Shirt). The show was as magnificent as I always imagined it to be in real life and it made me want to live in London even more, although I don’t think that would be good for my wallet as I would want to see shows every day.
And that was the finish of our second to last day already!
Until tomorrow then!
Lots of Love, M.