Afternoon Tea on a 'Sunny Afternoon'
|The Headquaters for "Spooks"|
We walked the old Tin Pan Alley or Denmark Street, it's rather sad really as the number of buildings that are in the way of developers.
There is a petition on Change.org to save it, if you'd like to help.
It has buildings from as far back as the 17th Century.
Dawn was telling me that less than 2 yrs ago, you'd walk down this street with musicians playing on the street, others trying out new instruments and always busy. A lot of the shops are closed now which is sad.
|Recording Studios in Denmark St|
|Hanks in Tin Pan Alley|
Other buildings are a bit of a worry like the ones that look like Lego Bricks or Meccano pieces
|The 'Lego' Building|
|In The Heart of London's West End|
|Charles Dickens Quote|
|Domed ceiling inside the Royal Opera House|
|Carolyn pretending to be in her usual possie at the bar!|
|Note the mesh over the facade to keep the pigeons at bay|
Champagne, Tea, Sandwiches, Savory Tarts, Cakes and finally Scones with Jam and Cream. No dinner wasn't required that night!
|Champagne to start|
|Tea in delightful pot's and delicate crockery|
After that lot we needed a walk so strolled through Covent Garden Markets came across a huge queue waiting to go into a Magnum shop, where you can design your own Magnum!
|Waiting to make their own Magnums|
|Giant Magnum I saw in Dublin|
|Carolyn and I in Covent Garden|
|Can you find us on the stairs?|
I was there to see The Kinks Musical - "Sunny Afternoon".
It was written by Ray Davies and all the music is performed live on stage by "The Kinks" cast.
Was right up front of course and had a wonderful view and rocking time. I wasn't the only one singing and rocking along. I checked later and I saw the Understudy for the "Ray Davies" character whom I thought he was fabulous and very charismatic.
Wonder what I'd have thought if I seen the 'star'.
Ray Davies was also there, apparently he rarely goes to the show, but there he was! Lucky me.
So another packed day in London Town, tomorrow I'm off on a bus tour to Windsor, Bath and Stonehenge. It's called a Highlights tour - wonder what that means!?!?!