Today we start off late. We walk around the neighborhood, which has Fulham as the closest underground, and head off to Covent Gardens. My pancita (belly for all you non-Spanish speaking peoples) is kind of grumbling so I must go to the closest eatery before I get cranky and unbearable to deal with. First, however, we take a look around.
And then literally dive into the first restaurant we find which happens to be an Italian one. Bella Italia. Food was excellent. My salmon delicious. Dean’s spaghetti bolognese as well.
So now with pancita llena (full belly) we venture off to explore Covent Gardens. There are all sorts of performers around. People that look like statues, musicians, clowns, and Charlie Chaplin. I’m liking this area. It’s thriving. Paella -which I am sure is cooked purely for my delight in the biggest paella pan I’ve seen. Full of life and craziness. Business mixed with tourism. Work and play cohabitating somewhat harmoniously.
Taxis (London cabs) waiting to whisk those that can’t handle it away.
Theater is next! How I love it. Today I will be a child again. Matilda is on the itinerary. We go towards the West End where it is showing. The Broadway equivalent of London. Love the area.
I really think it clever how they have the directions to the seats and the cast written in chalk. Stalls is the equivalent of orchestra in the States and that’s where we are headed.
The theater is smaller than expected which makes it quite cozy.
We leave refreshed. Matilda started slow and then was just perfect. Left a smile on my face. Walking around the area at night is fun. And what is London without Agatha Christie?
But it’s unseasonably cold so a stop at a café is in order. And since we are in the Italian theme a pseudo Italian café is in our path.
Back to the underground where even the locals are tired. 🙂