Today was another great day! This morning Kristen and I went on a jog all through Hyde Park in the pouring rain. It was a fun because we didn't really know where we were going, but we just kept running. We ran ourselves right to the box office of The Lion King at Lyceum Theatre. We were the first ones there at 10AM and decided to purchase tickets for tonights show. I would definitely say it was one of the better decisions I have made so far. We got back to our place around lunch time. Hobnobs, and a Zone bar... doesn't get much better.
A little later, we made our way to King's Cross. What's at King's Cross? Platform 9 and 3/4. Yes, it really exists! It took around 30 minutes to get there, but we made it worth it. For some reason I thought it was going to be this magical, perfect little platform (like it is in the movie), but it's not. It's your average train station. We decided not to spend any more of our time seeking out other sites where Harry Potter was filmed, because we'd probably be disappointed. Don't get me wrong, this was still fun!The platform itself. They've put that cart there, but it's only half a cart, so it looks as if the other half has already gone through the wall (the way they do in the movie).Trying to get to Hogwarts!
There is nothing like the West End on a weekend night in London. We got off the tube at Covent Gardens, and before the play just hung around there. Ben's Cookies was delightful. There was a band playing right in the center of the CG, and they were actually pretty good so we stayed and watched them for a little bit.
Lion King was amazing!! I absolutely loved it. My favorite part was the costumes. They are simply incredible. It started at 7:30 and got out right around 10:45...pretty long. Kristen, Sarajane and I had a blast. Getting back home on the tube was absolutely packed, which made that fun as well. We had so much fun tonight. Hakuna Matata!Just outside the Theatre, close by Covent Gardens.Just inside the Lyceum Theatre.