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London Town – Theatre and Food

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On Saturday 23rd May I was fortunate enough to meet up with a close friend who currently lives in London to go and watch McQueen: The Play.

I got on the train at about 9am with a SUPER cheap ticket (£12) bought the day before on a May Promotion and got into Waterloo at about 10.30 where my friend was waiting for me.

Instead of getting the tube or bus we decided to walk from Waterloo to Victoria and take in the sights, so I could be a proper tourist! The streets where super busy filled with sightseers mostly with selfie sticks!

I took some snaps of the London Eye and Parliament Buildings even though I have seen them before, I just love a good photo.

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We had grossly mis-judged the weather situation and were rather warm so headed to the shops for a change of clothes – or just an excuse to shop! Zara was the first destination and I made my first ever Zara purchase – shocker I know (I’ve only been a blogger what 2 years!?!). We then continued to peruse Topshop and made a sneaky trip to Space NK and managed to not buy a thing! I’m quite impressed, it was such a cute little store.

Feeling peckish we headed to Wagamama’s where I had my usual Edemame and Katsu Curry.

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Then it was time to go and watch the play which was conveniently just around the corner. We were both unsure of what to expect from the production as it was it’s world premiere run. From the minute we entered the auditorium until the minute we left the atmosphere was incredible.

McQueen: The Play brings to life the tortured designers dream world which transports him and the equally troubled Dahlia (Dianna Agron) through McQueen’s London. The play is a sensory overload with dancers, lights, stage movement, videos and replica costumes to name but a few elements of this play.

Stephen Wight (who scarily looked like McQueen himself) did a FANTASTIC job as McQueen. Being on stage for nearly 2hrs without a break and being word perfect for the entirety. His speeches where incredibly powerful, moving and thought provoking. A dark play which really gets you thinking, it was well worth the watch. I can see why people have seen it multiple times already.

I even got to meet Dianna Agron after the performance :

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Before heading back to the station we stopped off at All Bar One in Victoria for a quick cocktail and snack which were both delicious and a great end to a fabulous day.

What are your must see/experiences in London? Let me know in the comments.

Until Next Time,

Laugh, Love and Shop

Charlotte

 

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