Ideas For Days Out In London – Day 1

Part 1

Watch A Show

I’ve just recently got back from London and I thought with there being so much to do, I would narrow it down and share with you the key things I did, in the 4 nights I was there, and hopefully help you along the way. I shall do a post on each day, so let’s begin with day 1. 


Watch The Bodyguard theatre trailer here.

For tickets for The Bodyguard click here.

Now The Bodyguard isn’t everyone’s choice of show to watch, other shows on at the moment include, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Billy Elliot, Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia and Wicked, just to name a few. Whether your going with kids, or a partner there is something for everyone. There is no experience like a theatre experience! 

The Bodyguard – Review 

Sadly, The Bodyguard performances are coming to an end, which doesn’t leave you much time if your interested in tickets, however if you are in London this month, there are showings till the end of August. Apart from that this would make a great present or if your stuck  for things to do, I would definitely recommend this. Also there is no excuses for your partner, boyfriend, husband not to come, as I took my partner and he left with a big smile on his face.

What makes this such a good show is not just the Whitney Houston songs and the fancy costume changes, but the actors who portray the emotion felt to the audience. Not to mention if you go to an evening performance, Alexandra Burke’s incredible voice! They couldn’t of picked a better person to play the part.  It doesn’t stop there though, now Alexandra can sing, but there is some other brilliant voices in there too! This is as close to the film your going to get, I was on the edge of my seat at all times! It’s really hard not to give to much away, but I promise you, you won’t leave disappointed. 

Covent Garden And Places To Eat

Covent Garden is a place with a great atmosphere and for entertainment. The street performer scene is vibrant and I could quite happily sit watching the gymnastics, dancers, acrobats, magicians etc all day. They aren’t there to beg for money either, they’re simply there to perform and please and are quite happy with a pound or 2. Now the performing scene is great but it also has a wide range of theatres, bars, market stalls, boutiques and restaurants.

Restaurants – On A Budget

  • Food For Thought
  • Wild Food Cafe 
  • Abeno Too
  • Scoop
  • Naru
  • Pizza Express

Restaurants – No Budget

  • Jamie’s Union Jacks 
  • Punch & Judy
  • Fire And Stone 
  • Big Easy Bar B.Q & Crabshack 
  • Covent Garden Grill
  • Gourmet Burger Kitchen

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Fire And Stone Menu

The Fire And Stone – Review

The fire and stone is a lovely restaurant with  delicious pizzas as well as other scrumptious dishes and desserts. It doesn’t just have your normal pizzas like Hawaiian and Pepperoni it has ones named Mexico City, London and Cape Town! One of the most extraordinary things I found, was on some of the pizzas you had roast potatoes on! Perfect for the man who eats a lot, fast service, worth the money and you won’t leave with a half full stomach. 

Where I Stayed – The Ramada – Review

Now I must admit this place doesn’t look too good from the outside, but I can assure you inside is rather posh. The hotel’s rating is 3 stars however on quite a lot of other websites such as trip adviser, it is rated 4. What is good about this hotel, is the fact that it’s right next to the train station, however you can’t hear any trains from your room. You have a bar area on your left that is separated from the reception.  You have a restaurant area which serves Italian and Indian cuisine, as well as your normal room service, where the prices are reasonable.

What is included in your stay is, free continental breakfast, which is all very lovely and fresh and you can have as much as you like to fill yourself up for part of the day, as to eat in London can be rather expensive. You also get free 24hour wifi. Your room is spacious with a lovely bathroom, with shower and bath. You also get an in room safe, hair dryer, extra pillows and hot chocolate, tea and coffees.

Overall I really enjoyed my stay here, the staff are polite and friendly. The room is just what I wanted as I knew I wasn’t going to spend much time in there, and with their being a train station so close, I could gain fast access into central London quickly. Not only that but because I stayed for 3 nights, I got 20% off my booking which worked really well, and saved me a lot of money. This offer is on till the end of the year. 


Book a room here.

Phew! If you did manage to read all that, then thank you, I hope I helped, and let me know what you think! 

A x


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