A Day Out

Yesterday David and I went to London. It is the first time we have visited the capital this year and the first time for many years since we went to The National Theatre. We arrived early and were in time to enjoy a good lunch in one of the many excellent restaurants in the theatre.

After lunch we spent some time in the bookshop and stopped to listen to live music in the foyer. Then we went into the magnificent Olivier Theatre for the matinee. It was a performance of Oliver Goldsmith’s “She Stoops to Conquer”. The huge auditorium was packed, not an empty seat in the place, which was amazing considering how expensive seats are in that theatre.

The performance was superb. It is such an amusing play, the acting was first class, the production was slick and the settings were a delight. Altogether it was a wonderful experience.

After the show we had a nice walk along the South Bank, crossed the river by Waterloo Bridge and walked along the Embankment to Temple Station to take the underground back to Victoria and the train home. It was a lovely sunny day, surprisingly warm for February. What a memorable day we had.

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