This will be the last work-trip, at least for a while. I might change my mind later, but for now I’m done with them (although there’s an upcoming family trip rather soon…). Again, we flew in early Saturday morning, and we went to walk around the Tower of London and the Tower Bridge.
Then we went to the British Museum. I left them for a couple of hours there and I went to visit some of the lesser-seen galleries.
We had booked tickets for the musical “Wicked” in the Apollo Victoria Theatre at 14:30, so we headed over there. Wicked is a parallel story to “The Wizard of Oz”, focusing on the story of the Wicked Witch of the West, who becomes a social outcast due to her tendency to speak her mind and the strength of her magic. I had really wanted to watch this for a long time, so I used this chance and convinced the group to get there. I absolutely loved it ♥.
After the show, we dropped our things at the hotel. The group wanted to get some rest, so we stayed there for a while, then got out again. We took the underground towards London central and we were in Trafalgar Square for a while.
Then, we went to Chinatown for dinner.
Later, we walked around Piccadilly Circus, checking out some shops and so. We even stopped for cake.
On Sunday morning we went to Saint James’s Park, where we got to meet the local fauna, especially a very adventurous squirrel.
Then we dropped by Buckingham Palace. Although we did not watch the Guard Change, we did see one of the relief marches.
We walked from there to Westminster, saw the Houses of Parliament and the Big Ben, along the outside of Westminster Abby.
We visited the Monument to Emmeline Pankhurst and stayed for a while in the Victoria Tower Gardens.
As a final visit, we went to the Natural History Museum.
Finally, we headed off to the airport, and the icing of the cake was that we got caught in a controllers’ strike, so we had like a three-hour delay on our flight and it took forever to get home (;¬_¬). All in all, this was a very… strange trip, and without a doubt the highlight was going to see Wicked, which is something I had wanted to do for a long time, and gave me a couple of hours of enjoyment to myself.