Wow, what a city. London really has it all…shows, events, history, traffic, people. And an endless supply of each. I spent Friday going from museum to museum. British, Natural History, Science, even the Royal Geographic Society (not really a museum but very historically significant). I geeked out all day! Yes, there’s the man himself, he presides over the Natural History Museum main hall.



For the evening’s entertainment, my friend Joanne and I went to the Leicester Square Theatre to see a production of Romeo and Juliet. Now, I’m a bit of a Shakespeare fan, but this one ANYONE would like. It’s called “Shit-Faced Shakespeare”. Their blurb states:

Shit-faced Shakespeare is the hilarious combination of an entirely serious adaptation of a Shakespearean classic, with an entirely shit-faced cast member.

With one cast member selected at random and given four hours to drink before every show we present to you classical theatre as it was always meant to be seen. With a gin in one hand, a cup of wine in the other and a flagon of ale in the other… What could possibly go wrong?

I actually had pain from laughing, it was as funny as advertised. Absolutely a must-see (unless you REALLY like Shakespeare, then you might find this a bit blasphemous).

Saturday was filled with a visit to the Tower, the World Cup (WIN!!!) at an outdoor pub in the shadow of the Tower Bridge, and pausing to watch the London Pride festivities. So much glitter! The train on the way home was filled with song (“It’s Coming Home”), rainbow flags, and facepaint. Truly a weekend to remember.





The weather continues hot and dry. And I mean hot (for here). Living in a metal tube that’s fully exposed to the sun all day is becoming a little difficult. I’m not complaining yet, just wishing the awning and large rechargable fan I’ve ordered would arrive! Hard to sleep…the cold showers all day and night only help a bit. The cold ciders day and night help somewhat more.


6 Replies to “London Calling”

  1. What a blast you’re having! Thoroughly love reading your updates, Doug! Excellent photos too!

    1. I’m in Reading, took a train into the city. Mooring is a big problem in London right now, I didn’t feel like dealing with the hassle.

  2. Just got into your adventures through “The Narrowboat Experience”. Been to London twice, an amazing city, may I suggest for something completely different try visiting Camden Town and Camden Lock, very colourful. And stop in to Camden Market and look for Yorkshire Burrito and get a Yorkshire Pudding Wrap!

    1. I’m hoping to make it into London (by boat) in the next couple of years. It’ll be easier if they sort out the mooring situation though! I’ll certainly remember the recommendations!

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