I often have visitors from outside the country staying with me. When they come over they have a list of places to go and an even longer list of places they have been. I get so green with envy. I realize that even though I live in London I actually haven’t experienced London. I haven’t been to any of the tourist or just fun places (apart from places to eat :-)). For instance, I have been dying to see a 3D movie however, I haven’t quite gotten to it. Between baby and work I have not been to see a movie in 16 months. My perfect London day out would be to get a hotel in central London for a day and just be a tourist. Somewhere affordable like Holiday Inn Bloomsbury (they have an Easter break package for £44) and visit all the attractions around it. Williams Henry Davis said in his poem Leisure “What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare. I really need to find the time to stand and just stare.
The first place I would visit would be Imax London.
I pass this on my way to work most mornings I can believe I have never been in it. I would definitely love to see a 3D movie in there. Next would be the theatre. I absolutely love the theatre as I am from a drama school background.
There is a show coming up Tits and Giggles – Get your Quips Out for Coppafeel it sounds like a right laugh and it is for a good cause; breast cancer awareness. Another place I would love to visit is the Cartoon Museum it is also a walking distance from the hotel.
I loved cartoons as a child, my cousin and I used to spend hours making comic books. I have fallen by the way side while he is still waxing strong trying to make a career out of it . There are so many places that are on the same axis of central London that I could visit like Madame Tussauds (probably get one of those crazy pictures taken)
I would also love to visit the London dungeon however hubby doesn’t do scary. Would end the day walking around Piccadilly Circus trying a few cocktails .
Off to the calendar to try to make this happen *winks* as William Davis Henry says A poor life this is if, full of care,We have no time to stand and stare. Definitely do not want my life to be poor.
Is there anyone out there a bit like me who hasn’t found the time to stand and stare?