Tonight we ate at a nice Italian place right around the corner from Bankside. We then took The Tube over to Piccadilly Circus to see The 39 Steps - Hilarious. 4 actors play around 150 roles with almost no set and recreate a spoof of the Hitchcock movie. We got back a little early and all went to get ready for our departure in the morning. The luggage gets taken at 5AM and then we get on the train at Kings Cross to Edinburgh.
The 39 Steps
It's been a busy day so Far
We got up bright and early this morning and after breakfast here at Bankside, walked across London Bridge to The Tower of London.
We tried to see it all. The Crown Jewels, The Bloody Tower, The White Tower, and then some.
We then went to The Globe where we got a quick tour of the theatre - they had to be brief because Antony and Cleopatra was about to begin a performance. We then went across the way to their education building where 13 of us took an acting class with a Globe company member (who was also our guide) Russell and Michael had gone separately this AM with other students from 6 schools to a workshop with a scenic designer from the National Theatre where they had to quickly create a concept for Frankenstein. After a quick visit to the Globe gift shop, we all went to the Tate where we got to see some amazing work by Picasso, Miro, Rothko, Kandinsky, and many more - along with a few pieces that some of us had some good criticism of.
Now, a little rest time before we go to dinner and take The Tube to see The 39 Steps at The Criterion Theatre.
Tomorrow we pack up at 5am and head for Scotland!
We had a great time on the London Eye. We walked up the Jubilee Walkway from Bankside up the Thames all the way to the London Eye. There was a huge festival going on as well as tons of street performers and vendors. We'll have to wait for pics from one of the kids since I left my memory card behind - but we were one of the final 6 cars on the wheel tonight so we got a wonderful lit up panorama at dusk.
What a easy flight. After the initial delay all went very smoothly and we even arrived a tad early. We ended up having to check a large amount of our carry-ons because the first plane was so small, but all arrived - and mostly in tact.
We had a great guide that took us to Buckingham Palace...
Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Parliament, Covent Garden, Tower Bridge and much more!
Off to dinner in a little bit and then on to the London Eye!
Our First Post
We're leaving today, first to London, then on to Edinburgh. I'll be updating this periodically as we go when we have internet access so all can see what we have been up to. Stay tuned.
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