Borough Market, Jamie’s Italian and STOMP

After a meeting with my dad, we went into London again. I am still sick, yay, so after dosing myself up on more medicine from the highly unhelpful pharmacy people at Boots, we got onto a train and went to Borough Market.

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Onion Bhaji’s!

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It is such a cute market setting…

Oh, there’s the Shard

Again, the nicest setting for a market.

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A little wine merchant we looked into.

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This is where we stopped to get lunch, right next to the market.

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Literally one of the best burgers that I have had in a very long time at Whiskey Ginger, with great staff and cooked right there in front of you.

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A single wall, all that’s left of Winchester Palace, melts straight into the modern buildings around it.

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Globe Theatre! We were going to try and see a show there but they were sold out until next Saturday.

We were then going to go up onto the top balcony at St Paul’s, but the prices were a little bit pricey for a view…so we took a look from the outside.

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That evening we found a Jamie’s Italian, and had dinner. I had the Penne Carbonara, and it was incredible. The décor was all very retro, and colourful and I just loved it.

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After that we made our way through to the Ambassadors Theatre, because we had tickets to see STOMP. I didn’t have any concept or knowledge about what STOMP was about, which was actually really nice because it didn’t leave me time to have any preconceptions about it. The show itself first premiered in 1991, and has been going ever since. It’s been running in New York for 20 years. The website describes the show as “Matchboxes, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and more fill the stage with energizing beats at STOMP, the inventive and invigorating stage show that’s dance, music and theatrical performance blended together in one electrifying rhythm,” and that doesn’t even scratch the surface. Highlights for me were their use of matchboxes, rubber tubing and when the cast were all suspended on harnesses to play on objects on all levels of the stage. The lighting and set layout was amazing, and it made me miss drama in school again. was quite amazing – all the sound is created by just the cast members and a wide range of found objects. They involved the audience, make you laugh and send goosebumps down your spine. Such an amazing show!

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