When I first visited London one of the first things I noticed was the ridiculous amount of ads that plastered the walls of tube stations. As you stood on a crazy long escalator you were bombarded with things to buy, shows to see, online shopping sites to try… etc. But the thing that really interested me were the shows.
The theatre culture in London is awesome, there are a huge variety of shows from musicals, Shakespeare, the latest book adaptation, comedies and more. The musicals with never ending runs, like Billy Elliot, Lion King, Les Miserables and other ‘classics’ are more targeted at tourists who want to experience the theatre culture, rather than the ‘theatre connoisseur’ who enjoys frequenting more obscure productions.
Wow it has been so long since I have posted a blog! Many things have occurred since my last update in June, post-exams and we’re now midway through autumn term at Imperial! To new readers: greetings. To old readers (i.e. my parents): sorry I haven’t been posting for a while! I’ll do my best to catch you up with what’s going on in my life at the moment.
For one thing, the student bloggers are having a photoshoot done today to update our pictures that appear on the blog. Although the finished products always look great, the process of the photoshoot itself is very cringey and involves standing in a small room striking random poses until the photographer puts you out of your misery.
At the beginning of May I had the opportunity to go with my friend to see the Lion King for her birthday! I often tend to talk about cheap and frugal things to do around London, as I’m often pinching pennies due to working part time and paying for my own rent while studying my masters here at Imperial.
With tickets starting from £30, this would be considered a very special treat for me and not considered within the normal “Hey – let’s hang out!” type of activity. Nevertheless, it was a great experience, and if you liked the movie at all, I would suggest you go and see it!