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Charlie & The Chocolate Factory: London Theater

Planning a visit to London soon? Is a theater trip on your mind or not? London is very famous for its spectacular West End musical shows. I watched Charlie & The Chocolate Factory in West End and it was amazing. Nothing compares to watching the movie on TV and experiencing it live in a theater. I am totally recommending you to watch this show, and believe me, although tickets tend to be expensive (specially during Christmas Period) its worth it. The Story The mysterious confectioner Willy Wonka comes to life in this Olivier Award-winning West End musical directed by Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes. Now in its fourth and final GOLDEN year at London’s Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. When Charlie wins a golden ticket to the weird and wonderful Wonka Chocolate Factory, it's the chance of a lifetime to feast on the sweets he's always dreamed of. But beyond the gates astonishment awaits, as down the sugary corridors and amongst the incredible edible delights, the five lucky winners discover not everything is as sweet as it seems. Featuring ingenious stagecraft, the wonder of the original story that has captivated the world for almost 50 years is brought to life with great music , a book by award-winning playwright and adaptor David Greig, set and costume designs by Mark Thompson (Mamma Mia!; One Man, Two Guvnors) and choreography by Peter Darling (Billy Elliot The Musical; Matilda The Musical). A chocolate garden, an army of squirrels and the curiously peculiar Oompa-Loompas must be believed to be seen in this gigantic musical that is choc-full of fantastical treats to dazzle your senses. All waiting for you to experience, live on stage! The Venue Theatre Royal Drury Lane is located near Covent Garden. I would recommend you to pay a bit more to get a seat in the middle or front and avoid getting a ticket backwards since you won't enjoy it. Back seats are located far from the main stage and you might need binoculars. You can access the Theater via Charing Cross, Embankment, Covent Garden or Holborn tubes. [...]

2018-01-30T08:55:32+00:00 November 21st, 2016|

London Calling: Things to do in London

London is definitely one of the most must-visit popular destinations. Most people link London with Big Ben. It’s the UK’s capital city with the Big Ben tower clock, the Parliament Houses,  the London Eye and many others.  Since I was born in London, lived and worked there, I’m going to make some proposals for what to do and see if you are in London. London Transportation London's Underground rail network or "the Tube" as it is known, is normally the quickest and easiest way of travelling around London. If you buy an Oyster card or a day ticket, you can also use this on other transportation e.g. bus. London buses are a quick, convenient and cheap way to travel around London, with plenty of sightseeing opportunities en route. Believe me; you’ll get to see a lot of things that you would have missed using the underground tube. Attractions to See Coca-Cola London Eye is another popular attraction situated near the Houses of Parliament and the Big Ben.  It’s a must to get a ride on the London eye in order to enjoy panoramic views. I’ve done the ride twice, one during the day and another one during the night. I have to say both times are amazing, each with its own unique way. Admission: from £6.53 Things to see/do around: Houses of Parliament, Big Ben. Nearby Public Transport: Waterloo and Charring Cross, Tube: Westminster The Houses of Parliament is near the London Eye, so after you enjoy a ride on the amazing wheel you can walk around here. The Houses of Parliament (Palace of Westminster) is right next to the famous bell– Big Ben. This nice complex is located next to the river Thames and is one of the most photographic scenes. Admission: Free Nearby Public Transport: Westminster Tube Station, St James Park Tube Station, Charring Station Trafalgar Square is located right in heart of London, is one of the city's most lively open spaces. Normally I reach this square by walking from the Houses of Parliament and the Big Ben.  There [...]

2018-01-30T08:55:32+00:00 November 12th, 2016|