M and I have had a good run of both, lately, mostly as audience members. (Fun fact: We actually met in a college class called Comedy, Tragedy, and Religion. We watched Monty Python’s Life of Brian and fell in love.)
First, I was lucky to get free tickets to a taping of Live at the Apollo, the famous British stand-up comedy series recorded at the Apollo Hammersmith.
I’ve never had a problem admitting I’m a bit of a Harry Potter fangirl (I have an entire category of this blog dedicated to it), and recently two new magical potions class experiences opened in London, so I just had to robe up and try my wand-hand at both. Continue reading
“Halt! Who comes there?”
“Queen Elizabeth’s keys.”
“Pass then, and all is well.”
That is the exchange my dad and I heard last night at the Tower of London, which has been spoken nearly every night there for over 700 years (though obviously the monarch’s name has changed).
Our first concert at the Royal Albert Hall was also a film screening. Last weekend we went to see Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, which we’ve of course seen before, but this time it was accompanied by a full concert orchestra and 28-person choir.
Last weekend M and I watched “Darkest Hour,” the Academy Award-nominated film about Winston Churchill, and we recognised several locations. It reminded me I never wrote about a few things we did in London in December that weren’t actually Christmas-related.
Tour of Parliament