Autumn arrived so suddenly, so I made sure I booked a quick weekend getaway to London before heading into the final months of the year where life and work will be super crazy.
For the many times I have been to London, every time I visit I am filled with excitement of things I will do and the places I will visit. During the weekend, I had Indian food at King’s Square, I visited the Portobello road market and Petticoat lane market. Went shopping in Hammersmith & Shepherd Bush and saw street performers at Convent Garden.
One of the highlights of the weekend was experiencing #BackToHogwarts day on September 1st at King’s Cross station.
|Hogwarts Sorting Hat
There I was at a train station filled with several hundred fans of the Harry Potter books/movies hanging out at the location where on the 1st of September the fictional character Harry Potter stood waiting to take the train to Hogwarts for his first day of school on platform 9 3/4. It was such a cool experience, girls and boys, people of different ages all together to celebrate their favourite character of the wizarding world of Harry Potter. Because of my limited time in London, I did not stay for the entire event, but I did however manage to have my picture taken at platform 9 3/4.
The biggest highlight of my weekend and of year (after my trip to China of which the blog is coming soon) was going to the Lyceum Theatre to the see the musical the Lion King.
The Lion King which originally released in 1994 as an animated Disney movie has been a musical theatre show in London for the past 20 years. And now after having seen the the show I can tell why it is still playing after 20 years. For starters the story of the Lion King itself is such a touching story that everyone enjoy. The music composed by Elton John with lyrics by Tim Rice who also wrote the lyrics for the songs of Aladdin, Beauty and The Best gives you all the feels and last but absolutely not the least is the entire production of actors in animal costumes as well as giant, hollow puppets that sing and dance throughout the show is nothing but spectacular.
|Inside the Lyceum Theatre
After the show I was all smiles. That is what a Disney musical does to you. It takes you to your happy place. I wish I could show you some pictures of the show, but then the Disney magic would be gone. My trip was very short but I made of the most of it. I visited many places and had enough time to relax and enjoy the fact that I was away from my home country for the weekend. Wherever you live in the world, I would recommend when you are feeling adventurous and want to get away for the weekend take a trip to a city, province, state or country nearby. It might just be the weekend, but you will arrive back home refreshed and (re-)energised.
Stay Fashionable, Miss George