I received tickets for my 18th birthday last year to see Harry Potter and The Cursed Child at The Palace Theatre, so me and my boyfriend decided we may as well make a weekend of it and booked a hotel just after Christmas and started counting down the days till February 11th as this would be our first weekend away together and we’d heard such good reviews on this play we were intrigued to see if it was as good as everyone was saying ( Bare in mind I’m a massive Harry Potter fan and have literally seen every film and read every book, I had pretty high expectations).
So we started off our weekend by getting up at 6am to catch an early train into London as we couldn’t get a train straight there as the line was being repaired so had to go all the way to Cambridge to change to get a train to King’s Cross which added an extra 45 minutes at-least to a journey that should’ve taken 55 minutes all together. We arrived in London around 10am and because we hadn’t yet eaten and the first thing we saw was a McDonald’s we couldn’t resist and had to grab ourselves a McDonald’s breakfast, from there we headed to the tube to catch the Piccadilly Line to Leicester Square which was where we were staying.
Once we arrived in Leicester Square we decided to drop our bags off at the hotel before doing some exploring, but luck seemed to be on our side because ours was the only room ready early, so we headed up to our room for around an hour to freshen up ready to see the play. We had a bit of time to kill before having to get to the theatre so we decided to have a look around and headed into M&M world as that was the closest thing we saw and decided because we wanted to make as many memories as possible and have things to look back on to take some goofy photo’s on the photobooth that was in there.
Finally it was time to head to the play and I won’t say much as I wouldn’t want to spoil it for anyone but even if you don’t like Harry Potter you’ll love it, because all the stage props and the way they did things were completely mind blowing and left you speechless. It was honestly incredible and I would recommend it to everyone and anyone. As well as recommending Angus Steakhouse in Leicester Square where we headed for our meal in between the two parts of the play, it was honestly one of the nicest and best steaks I’ve had..Seriously just ask my boyfriend he won’t stop raving about it!
We decided to have a bit of a lie in and the Sunday before heading out to do a little bit of shopping and sightseeing. I can’t wait to return to London again soon..Maybe when it’s just a little bit warmer though!