London Diaries Week 11: Day 2

We were pretty tired from our previous jam packed day so we had a late start to the day. Our first stop was a tour of Westminster Abbey. The building has a beautiful gothic design which was very popular at the time. The tour is self guided through an audio guide and was super interesting. You aren’t allowed to take pictures inside but I snapped a few of the courtyard and the outside.

We then rushed off to make a train for Windsor which we had already booked tickets for. At the station you change to a smaller tram to make your way to Windsor Castle. We saw Queen Mary’s Dolls House, St Georges Chapel and the state apartments with an abundance of art. If you are pressed for time I would skip this as it does take up a good chunk of a day to visit. Whilst waiting for our train back to London we shopped at the Windsor Royal Shopping Mall which is conveniently located at the train station. Lunch was a quick meal at the Gourmet Burger Kitchen which wasn’t as good as the Oxford one.

It was a spontaneous decision to book tickets for the Lion King performance that night. I knew i wanted to go I just didn’t think I would book that last minute. Tickets were £75 each and expensive but worth it as we had good seats. I absolutely loved it and can’t wait to see the production again when it comes to SA. Watching a musical at West End is a definite must do in London. You can get discounted tickets for the less popular musicals at the ticket booth at Trafalgar Square.

1-7. Westminster Abbey / 8-29. Windsor Castle / 30-38. Gourmet Burger Kitchen / 39. Windsor Station / 40. Shaun the Sheep at Paddington Station / 41. Multiple red phone booths / 42-47. The Lion King

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