Just a few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited down to London for a press showing of the Kinks musical Sunny Afternoon, as a huge fan of London I jumped at the chance.
The journey started off well by bumping into an old colleague that worked on the train, he was good enough to bump us up to first class. I’m not one for paying extra to travel in first class but I could be tempted in the future, you don’t realise how bad you have got it travelling like a peasant until you get to travel like a king.
So, after the comfortable train journey down from Glasgow we found the hostel that we were staying in, again I am not one for paying over the odds and find a hostel is a great place to lay my head, after all I don’t travel to London to stay in a Hotel.
Thankfully we had the opportunity to get about and see a bit of London so we nipped over to Camden Market to take a look at what they had. I am always a fan of Camden and even in the pouring rain it still has the same charm.
Oddly enough we came across a bizarre art installation type thing in Hammersmith. It was a massive ball pit filled with thousands of white balls, the strange thing was that it was in an office. Don’t get me wrong, it was a pretty cool office for a creative company called Pearlfisher who are a design agency.
That night we went along to see the Sunny Afternoon musical and because it was a joint 1st birthday of the show as well as a press night there were a load of celebrities including Ray Davies himself, Liam Gallagher, Martin Freeman and a whole host more.
The show was excellent, I have loved The Kinks for years but had forgotten just how many great songs they had until I saw this. If you are thinking about heading to London I would highly recommend heading along to the Harold Pinter Theatre just off Leicester Square to see it.
The next time I head to London, Jersey Boys is definitely on the cards because I loved the film and Frankie Valli, lets face it though a trip to London without catching a show is just a wasted opportunity!