My planned post for today was going to be a review of the “Flying Vinyl” subscription box or the “Vamp Stamp” winged eyeliner applicator, but alas, neither of them arrived in time for the post, so instead you are all going to be treated to a quick photo post full of pictures from my day in London yesterday!
I travelled to the bustling British capital with my family for a day of seafood, shopping and the most incredible “Later…” with Jools Holland 25th anniversary concert. The concert was the main purpose for our day trip, but we decided to make the most of the time we had in London by squeezing in a few essential hours of retail therapy…
Once we arrived at King’s Cross Station, we grabbed a taxi to Regent Street. I then spent the next few hours lusting over every single designer bag and pair of shoes before crying at the prices in Selfridges… FYI I need an Alexander McQueen handbag! The Oxford Street Topshop was next on our hit list – this particular store is probably my favourite shop in London simply because I love the small concessions and the cute Bubbleology and Lola’s Cupcakes stands.
We were a bit unlucky with the weather towards the end of the day because the Heavens opened and drenched us all just before we hopped into another Cab to take us to the Royal Albert Hall. I’d never been to this venue before but I absolutely loved it!
We were lucky enough to buy tickets soon after they were released, so we managed to get ourselves some seats in a box on the second floor. We had an amazing view of the whole Hall because we were situated just above the stages for Paul Weller and Van Morrison which was very cool. The concert was also being filmed as it’s being shown on BBC 2 at 9pm on Saturday night, so we’re all looking forward to watching it back tomorrow!
I’m ashamed to say that originally I wasn’t too impressed with the lineup. However, my initial reaction changed as soon as I heard the opening bars of Foo Fighters’ first song…
The whole atmosphere of the hall changed the second Dave Grohl ran out from the wings. I don’t listen to Foo Fighters very often but I was so excited to be able to see them live! They were the one act I was really happy to be seeing, but I was surprised by how much I loved Paul Weller, Van Morisson and Jorja Smith.
There were a few acts I hadn’t heard of before but I enjoyed every single one of them and would definitely go and see them all again! My Dad has promised me a few of his old Vinyl albums so I won’t have to go out and buy them for myself – I want albums from every act I saw!
What was the last concert you went to see?
Jorja Smith –> So Lonely