Today was our second day of using the London Pass around town. I think it's safe to say we got our money's worth.
We started with a trip to Churchill's War Rooms and Museum. The place was incredibly interesting. The entire basement of a building on Whitehall was reinforced and used as the government headquarters during World War II. All the rooms had been recreated and an audio tour provided detailed information.
|The Churchill Museum|
|Changing of the horse guards.|
From the horse guards, we walked to Trafalgar Square for a few touristy pictures then headed into Covent Garden for lunch. After consulting Mr. Steves, we picked Belgo Centraal.
|The countdown for the London Games at Trafalgar.|
From Covent Garden, we took the tube back down to Westminster Abbey. The lines were long and the church was crowded (I blame the Royal Wedding), but the audio tour provided a huge amount of detail about the church, its history, and the many different tombs on the premises.
After wandering around the church, we stayed for the evensong service. The choir was amazing, made up of men and boys (who actually attend a school that is connected to the church).
Next up was dinner before our second (and sadly final) show of the trip. We walked to a little seafood restaurant (aptly named Seafresh) down the street from the theater. I got the Fisher's Pie, combining the wonderful ingredients of fish, veggies (or veg, as they say here), mashed potatoes, and cheese. Yum!
Then it was off to the Apollo Victoria Theatre for Wicked! I loved the show in a completely different way than Billy Elliot. It was much more spectacular and Elphaba's voice was so powerful! It was fun to see a book I've read come to life on stage.
Now we're back at the hotel. Christine is already asleep for the night. I'm headed there shortly. Two more days here in London (though one will be in Bath). Hard to believe. I know, I keep saying that.