In October 2018, Mrs T and I had the opportunity to visit London for two days. The focus of it was a concert by movie music maestro John Williams at The Royal Albert Hall, but that didn’t quite go as expected…
Thursday: The Cutty Sark and Greenwich
Before we went anywhere, we found this left outside the hotel. I’d love to know the story behind it!
The Cutty Sark was a trading ship that brought back tea from China and wool from Australia in the 1870s. For a while, it was the fastest ship in the world.
There are a lot of museums around Greenwich, but it was too nice of a day to be indoors, so we just enjoyed the buildings and Greenwich park. It’s also the spot where the day begins and ends.
Right here on this line, to be exact!
Friday: Hampton Court Palace and The Royal Albert Hall
Hampton court was the palace of Henry VIII – he actually got married in one of the rooms we walked through, which was amazing. And the place is enormous. Taken all together, the grounds are larger than the village where we live. We spent three hours there and only saw the palace. We shall return!
The Royal Albert Hall
John Williams composed the music for every Spielberg film with one or two exceptions. He also wrote the music for Superman, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones and the 60s TV show Lost in Space (he doesn’t talk about that one as much). And I was going to see him live and watch him perform. I’ve been a little overwhelmed thinking about that since I bought the tickets in February.
Unfortunately: Mr Williams was taken ill, and another composer took his place. It was still a kick ass concert though!
The Royal Albert Hall is an amazing space to be in, no matter where you sit. What a great trip!