We eschewed our usual breakfast at home for an early wander up the road to Camden Markets. So early that half the shops weren’t open but we found coffee and sat for a little while.
I bought a bead necklace (blue of course) and a hand-painted tile for the kitchen wall.
I had a delicious bowl of salad for brunch. Luke got a Shake Shack burger. I really feel like there haven’t been enough salads and vegetables in my diet lately. I’m getting to that point in the trip where I miss my own kitchen.
After a couple of hours at the markets we went back to the apartment to get ready for…. Hamilton!
We got to Victoria Station early and had time for a drink in a roof top bar. Everyone else decided to play it safe and not have a drink before the show but I had a glass of wine.
The sun came out for a little while but the day was quite cold. In the city every alleyway is a wind tunnel but the underground is always boiling hot. It’s very annoying!
The building looks big but inside it wasn’t huge which meant that, even though we had seats fairly far back, we could see pretty well.
The songs were catchy and the singing was great. I enjoyed it but I still can’t say I’m a fan of musicals in general. My favourite song was Washington’s first song and my least favourite was his final song, which felt like a waste of time. A controversial opinion, no doubt!
After the show we walked past Buckingham Palace. It really is a very boring building.
I like the shiny gold thing over the road better.
Then we walked to Soho via Pall Mall (Paul maul or Pal mal??) and then caught the tube to King’s Cross. No less than three independent sources had recommended we try Dishoom, a chain of Indian restaurants. there’s one in Kings Cross. We headed there only to find there was a 1.5 hour queue. They don’t take bookings so we decided to try again another day.
Instead we walked to our suburb and chose a little Greek restaurant that did lovely food. All very simple but tasty.
We got home around 8:30 and spent a couple of hours eating cheese and planning the future days in a bit more detail.
I sent Bonnie a postcard a couple of weeks ago, I don’t think she was very excited.. is this a yawn?