London

Girls’ Day Out

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My lovely mum came to London for a quick day visit last week and after going to Leicester Square to buy some last minute theatre tickets, we wandered off in search of something to do.

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We ended up at the Royal Academy of Arts to see the Rubens and His Legacy exhibition.  Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to take any photos in the exhibition itself so you will just have to pay a visit yourself to see the gorgeous influences of Rubens in works from Picasso to Jenny Saville.

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Across the road, happens to be a beautiful British institution that I have (apparently) been going to since I was a baby.

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Fortnum & Mason never ceases to amaze me with its vast selection of tea from around the world and the most divine desserts you’ve ever seen.

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After roaming around the market floor and being teased by tasters from the helpful staff, we just happened to stumble in the elevator and ‘accidentally’ pressed the button for the Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon.

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Once we were there, we thought that we may as well sit down for a bite to eat and to drink our bodyweight in tea.

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The desserts looked far too pretty to eat, but ended up disappearing pretty quickly anyway.

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After a couple of hours of gossiping and trying to muster enough strength to stand up and leave Fortnum’s, we wandered out into the bustling city and made our way to the Strand where our play was that evening.

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A little detour to Liberty’s was on the cards after I told mum I’d never been and she dragged me in to see the array of treasures it had to offer.

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We finished the day by seeing a performance of ‘Di and Viv and Rose’ which I really wouldn’t recommend to anyone!  We thought it would be a girls’ night out sort of play but instead found it crude and pretty offensive at times.  The use of the C word as well as constant sexual references throughout were, in my opinion, completely unnecessary and the age restriction should be much higher than 12+.  I would be pretty mad if I took my 12 year old to see it!

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