My sister has been staying with me for a few weeks, she lives in Ireland and beautiful though it is on the West Coast, it is wild in winter.
She comes ever year and it breaks the winter up nicely for both of us. We usually try to spend a day or two in London. I live in Hertfordshire so it`s not to far to travel.
We always take a packed lunch plus snacks and aim only to buy the odd tea or coffee. We try to get as much from the day as possible on a limited budget.
This year we headed to the amazing Victoria and Albert Museum,(Free) and wandered through part of the costume exhibition. Seen the silver collections and marvelled at the marble statues.
We sat in the beautiful cafe and drank tea under the massive circular lights, with sunshine pouring through the stained glass windows. The tiled walls and ceiling date from the 1920`s, it is a beautiful place.
We had a day travel card which allowed travel on the tubes and buses this cost £18.80 and included our return travel from Hemel Hempstead.
After a look around the shops in Knightsbridge and eating our lunch in Hyde park we headed for Harvey Nichols. Not to buy anything other than a coffee, this is a frugal day remember. We wanted to enjoy the view from their roof terrace cafe.
It is quite impressive to sit looking over the rooftops of Knightsbridge for the price of a coffee. The staff were very friendly and chatted to my sister Maggie about the 1970`s when the store was Bibba`s.
Next stop the highlight of the day off to see Warhorse! With our £15 each tickets. We travelled on the bus to Covent Garden passing Regent Street, Leicester Square and Trafalgar Square on the way.
I thought when buying our tickets that a Monday evening would not be too busy in winter. I bought the cheapest tickets available online.
It is by far the best play I have seen, it is truely amazing!
Warhorse is showing at:
166 Drury Lane, London, WC2B5PW
The theatre is not enormous like some London theatres so you can see really well even in the cheapest seats. I have seen Warhorse on the cinema link up to the National theatre and that was impressive.
Seeing it going on a few feet away from you though, is something else. Do go to see it you will love it.
Total spends for the day
Travel £18.80 per person
Theatre tickets £15 per person
Coffee in Harvey Nichols £4 per person
Tea in [email protected] £3 per person.