40,000 people ran the London marathon this weekend and thankfully none of them were me! I just so happened to have two days off in a row from both jobs so naturally wanted to go somewhere and do something with my time off. I picked to go to London for an overnight stay as watching the Lion King has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember.
Obviously it was one of the busiest weekends of the year in London, but I didn’t do my research so only realised when I was asked if I was running it!! (I can’t even run for 26 minutes never mind 26 miles). Although the crowds were huge, the atmosphere was great and the sun was shining so it was fab for all those who took part.
Saturday was a day for walking so we wandered around the Tate Museum, the National Gallery and the Trafalgar Square celebrations. After lunch we passed Westminster, Big Ben and Downing Street and walked along South Bank and watched some street performers before filling up on pizza near Piccadilly Circus.
Sunday was just as busy as brunch was booked at the Sky Garden before the afternoon show at the Lyceum theater. On the way we watched some of the marathon from London Bridge and sat outside in Covent Garden.
The Lion King was absolutely amazing and was the best show I have seen by far. I am so glad it was on my bucket list!! The costumes and the music were so good, and after going to Africa in the summer and watching the Lion King when I was younger it was just like I imagined. Walking from the West End to Victoria after the show felt like a marathon, but was nothing in comparison to what it must have felt like to be part of the race.
As with every other time I have visited London I popped into Sass & Belle in Covent Garden and found the cutest travel section I couldn’t help but take a picture.