24.07.2017 – 29.07.2017
We purchased tickets to see the new Harry Potter play, The Cursed Child, over a year ago. After patiently waiting, it was finally time to head to London to experience the magic! I am a huge HP nerd, there’s no shame in my wizard game. While ideally this trip would have been a non-stop study into a central setting of the wizarding world, I was kindly informed that there was more to see in London. Fine, fine… (But okay, the two part play was seriously impressive! The way they made magic come to life on stage was beautiful, exciting, and fun to watch!)
As we tend to do while traveling, we drank delicious pints of beer and ate a wide variety of food. And no, British food isn’t awful. We tried traditional pies from a pub, incredible Indian fare (did you know chicken tikka masala is the national dish of the UK?), Chinese street food, Thai, kebab (PSA: It always sounds like a good choice, and it is NEVER a good choice), fish and chips, scotch eggs, and more! Our tummies were happy and always full.
London is a massive and impressive city in many aspects. We were only able to visit a fraction of the museums and galleries. The shopping is insane and this was a rare trip where we did a bit of that (strangely we have started wearing holes in the soles of our shoes from all this traveling, go figure). We enjoyed the opportunity to catch up with Parker’s cousin, Billy Jr., who lives in London. He kindly provided excellent recommendations and joined us for The Cursed Child. Overall it was a great trip and we look forward to returning some day to continue exploring!
7 Tube Rides
5 Red Double Decker Buses