Europe Part 5: Wicked in Westminster

One of the biggest things I wanted to do in London was go to a theatre production on the West End. I’ve always wanted to see Wicked & it happens to be on a long-term run at the Apollo Victoria theatre. Winner, winner, chicken dinner!

So I threw on a dress, some heels & my faux-fur shrug & we grabbed a taxi headed for the West End.

We showed up just before the show started & ended up with the cheap seats:

I wasn’t kidding about the cheap-seats-prety-much-nose-bleed part:

Regardless, the show was awesome. The cast was charasmatic & it never ceases to amaze me how powerful their voices are. Even Brandon, who isn’t exactly a musical theatre fan, had a decent time.

This is totally my opinion, but I was kind of shocked at how casually people were dressed for the theatre. Maybe it’s the way I was raised, but I just don’t see jeans as appropriate for a Friday night showing. Agree? Disagree?

The next morning we made a point of getting out of bed at a decent hour & heading on a walking tour to see some major Westminster sights. On our way to Buckingham Palace, we came across this bakery, which I’m just going to assume MUST be owned by some relatives of mine from my father’s side:


We continued our walk & soon found ourselves amid the throngs of people outside of Buckingham Palace:

I knew that the Changing of the Guard was scheduled for 11:15 am. We were right on time.

Tip: After the first group goes through, a lot of the crowd thins out a lot. That’s a great time to find a better spot as multiple groups come in & out of the gates over the course of an hour.

We stayed a little longer & were able to get a pretty decent view:

I love the taxi cabs in London. Especially the cute Coach branded ones.

We continued our walk down The Mall & down Whitehall towards Westminster Abbey, Parliament & Big Ben:

We walked along the River Thames & started to meander our way back to the Hotel:

“Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.” – Winston Churchill

Up next: Stonehenge & our favorite London Pub, Morpeth Arms.



Filed under Europe 2011

2 responses to “Europe Part 5: Wicked in Westminster

  1. Leah

    LOVE the pictures of the architecture! Beautiful.
    I’ve heard a lot of non-theatre-types loved Wicked. Definitely on my list of shows I must see. Still haven’t yet.

  2. Pingback: Europe Part 6: Stonehenge & the Bitter End « Confections of a Food Bitch

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