For our wedding anniversary, I treated us to a pair of tickets to see the Book of Mormon in London. We thought we’d make a nice romantic weekend of it, so booked up in a nice central hotel for the night.
We stayed in the Best Western Shaftesbury Avenue. I mentioned during the booking process that it was our first wedding anniversary, and when we checked in they told us they’d upgraded us, which was a lovely surprise.
We were upgraded to a bigger room, with a four poster bed and given complimentary wine, chocolate, a fruit bowl and mineral water. All very nice of them!
Although we were right in the thick of it, it really wasn’t that noisy at night. Although when we got back to our room, ear plugs (and more chocolate) had been placed on our pillow. So if you’re sensitive to noise you don’t need to worry.
Below is the view from our room.
The bathroom was lovely, but the best bit was this little mirror….
It’s a TV!! Brilliant!
The room was lovely, I couldn’t fault it. A lot of the time hotels with such amazing locations often trade off the location aspect and let other areas of their hotel down. But this was great – a lovely room, well decorated, nice and modern and great service.
If we ever need to stay in a similar area in London again I’d book this hotel. Our basic room cost us £150, which for a central London hotel really isn’t too bad.
Pre-Theatre Dinner at Kettners
We booked an early dinner at a local restaurant called Kettners.
This is a lovely restaurant – full of pre-theatre people, so even though it was 5pm, it was still bustling and full of atmosphere.
We had bread and olives to start…
… then a very tasty steak for main.
Washed down with wine, beer and finished off with cheesecake for Tom and sticky toffee pudding for me.
The Book of Mormon
Now I must apologise, this is the point in the night at which I forgot to take any further photographs. Sorry! This is all I can give you….
The Book of Mormon is hilarious. Totally inappropriate and offensive at times (okay… all the time!), so not for those who are a bit over-pc. But Tom and I found it completely laugh-out-loud funny. It’s not often you sit with a massive smile slapped on your face for two hours solid.
I’m not sure how much longer it has to go, but if you can still get tickets then I’d definitely recommend it.
We finished off the night at another bar in Soho… again, no photos, nor can I remember what it was called! It was at the end of Frith St though – hope that helps!
Breakfast in Soho
We had planned to get up nice and early the next morning and go to The Breakfast Club in Soho… but you can’t get up early and checkout of a lovely hotel when you’ve been upgraded to such a lovely room! So we had a cheeky lie-in and headed out to Soho to see how long the queue to the Breakfast Club would be… it was long.
So with rumbling stomachs we walked on by, and round to the corner to another breakfast favourite and a great alternative to the Breakfast Club – L’ETO Caffe.
L’Eto Caffe lets you create your own juice, which is great since Tom and I are used to having this healthy juice every morning. So we ordered one each, with Tom opting for a very tasty croque monsieur and me going for freshly made crepes with Nutella and berries. Lush!
Look at all those gorgeous cakes! We showed great restrained and just walked on by them.
So that was our wonderful weekend in London. Only one night, but it felt like a proper little mini-break. Just what you need in January.