The main reason I went was because my friend is pregnant and I wanted to see her before she gives birth. She is in her fifth month and still looks amazing. She hasn't gained much weight yet and so she's still really thin only with a bump :-). It really suits her.
But as you can imagine it wasn't all about a pregnant friend. I had other reasons to go as well. First of all, you should know that I used to live in London in the past. I fell in love with the city but my family situation made me move back to Prague after two years living there. Even though it's already more than four years I still love to visit the city, friends and do the compulsory shopping.
I spent my trip visiting friends, enjoying the food (miss you already, Wagamama!) and shopping, of course. I will share my "mini" haul with you in one of the next posts.
One of the days, we went to Camden. I love the place. I hardly ever buy anything there (except food obviously) but I love a stroll between the stalls and inhaling the atmosphere that you can't find anywhere else. Camden is a unique place and everyone has to feel great there no matter what you wear and what colour your hair is :-).
If you read the "About Me" section you know I love ballroom dancing and so one of the most important stops was at Shaftersbury Theatre to see Burn the Floor show with a friend of mine. Thankfully, my friend was able to get the tickets for £25 each (stalls!) which saved me money for the shopping part of my trip. It was a fantastic show full of latin and ballroom. The atmosphere was incredible and I still cannot believe how much energy the dancers had throughout the whole show! The show lasts two hours and the main attraction was a couple from the Stricly Come Dancing, Kristina Rihanoff and Robin Windsor. They were fantastic and it was great to see them dancing live. However, I have to admit my eyes were more drawn towards the other dancers. For me the star of the show was Janette Manrara who started the show and also involved the audience. She was just perfect! If you're into dancing I highly recommend you go and see the show!
The only thing that didn't get crossed on my To Do List is a visit of the Holocaust section in the Imperial War Museum. I plan to go there for about five years now as I am really interested in the World War II. Unfortunately, when we got off the tube at Lambeth station we found a notice saying the museum is being renovated and therefore, will be closed till July :-(. What a shame!...on the other hand this might be a perfect excuse for another visit later this year ;-). We'll see. Anyway, since the museum was closed we decided to become tourists and have a walk on the Southbank from Big Ben towards St. Paul's Cathedral. The weather treated us good as it was sunny and quite warm so we really enjoyed ourselves.
Yeah, I know. It might look boring and like we did nothing special but since I lived in London for two years I have already seen most (if not all) places there are to see for tourists and much more. Therefore, I usually spend my time around Richmond, Clapham Junction (places where I used to live) and the city centre (mainly for shopping purposes and not sighseeing, to be honest). Sometimes, when I have no particular plans I like to get on a random bus, listen to music and just look out from the window enjoying the architecture and the Victorian style that we don't have in the Czech Republic. It's so different and (I hope you won't think I'm a weirdo) I love to look into people's windows to see how they decorated their place. Yes, as weird as it sounds I like to do this on most of my trips.