I must apologise for not tweeting very much in the last week or so – I’ve been incredibly busy with both work and socialising (this is unusual – trust me. I’m paying for it now, don’t you worry!) so I’ve not had the opportunity.
On Saturday I headed to the Big Smoke to meet up with some friends and see a play at The Globe theatre, which resulted in lots of cake being scoffed and wine being drunk. It was a great day out. Here is a brief run through of the day.
Because the weather was absolutely disgusting we decided to meet up at the Victoria and Albert Museum in South Kensington, where we had a cup of tea in the coffee shop, which is absolutely beautiful. It’s opulent and grand, but still feels cozy and friendly.
Because the V&A is huge we joined a free hour-long introductory tour, where we were shown key collections, from medieval tapestries to William Turner paintings. We also found the Peter Rabbit exhibit, which was my favourite. It contains a number of Beatrix Potter’s letters and illustrations, as well as contracts and sketches. The Grace Kelly exhibition had sold out, which was disappointing, but we probably got round more of the museum instead!
The Hummingbird Bakery – Old Brompton Rd, South Kensington
Stopping for tea and cake at the Hummingbird Bakery has become something of a tradition on trips to London and this Saturday was no different. After pouncing on a table, we all ordered different cakes (Orange Blossom cupcake, Black Bottom Cupcake (the consistency of cheesecake) and Devil’s Food Cake) and waited out the rain. My Orange Blossom cake was delicious – delicately flavoured icing atop a light sponge. The tea wasn’t too bad either!
The Globe – The Merry Wives of Windsor
Our evening was spent enjoying the wit of William Shakespeare at the Globe. I was a little wary at first because I have never studied the play and didn’t know the plot; I thought I would get confused, but I needn’t have worried. It was brilliant – laugh out loud funny, with perfect comic timing and excellent acting. For just £5 we got nearly three hours of fantastic entertainment too. You can’t go to the cinema for £5!
The play is set to tour the UK later this year and is due to make an appearance at Norwich Theatre Royal and I recommend going to see it.