In my opinion, one of the best things about London is the sheer quantity of theatre available. There are few things I love more that being in the West End of an evening seeing a show. I love the excitement and anticipation and the thrill that only comes with seeing a live performance. I went to see Once, the musical this week and it was truly lovely, if a little bittersweet. The setting for the drama is a bar in Dublin, and before the show and during the interval, the stage operates as a real bar, and theatre-goers in the stalls could stand on stage, crowd around the cast playing folk tunes and truly absorb the atmosphere. Sadly my purse doesn't quite stretch to a stalls ticket, but I did manage to get a couple of pictures of the set from way up in the gods. It was a lovely show with an intimate atmosphere, and I receommend it.
I also think the city looks pretty magical at night. On the south bank of the Thames, I can't help but feel incredibly lucky to live here, to take in this view whenever I like and I feel more determined that ever to experience everything I can of this wonderful, ridiculous, amazing, vibrant city.
That doesn't mean I don't enjoy piling into bed in the wee small hours, invigorated from a night in the metropolis, but also a little bit glad to be climbing under the covers with a brew and the Bake Off on catch-up TV. And OK, a spot of flapjack too.
Just don't make any crumbs!
P.S. Another 7 photos takes me up to 302 leaving 198 more pictures to capture for #500snapsofsummer. It's going to be a push!
P.P.S. This evening was all about getting to know the new Doctor. I did enjoy it!