Friday, 10 May 2013

Visiting London

We recently went to London for C's retirement 'do' for his work colleagues. We stayed for the one night in a hotel in the Covent Garden area and had a very little amount of time for sightseeing or shopping, but I made the most of what time we had.

After checking into our hotel on Tuesday afternoon we went for a quick amble around Covent Garden.

And then on Wednesday morning I had time to visit Liberty's of London before heading to Paddington Station to catch our train home.

The London Palladium is very close to Liberty's. We haven't seen this production of Chorus Line, but we did see the original production over thirty years ago at Drury Lane.

Liberty of London, such an iconic building. I had a wonderful hour or so wandering about and looking at the lovely things they have in store. I didn't buy much as it is rather expensive, but I did buy myself a tin for keeping my seed packets in and of course I couldn't leave without buying some fabric. I bought two lengths of their Tana Lawn to make myself a blouse and a dress. I'll show you that in a future post.


Diane-crewe said...

sounds like a good use of your time to me xx

Adam said...

cool market

Anonymous said...

Nice photos! I had a wonderful time in London back in 1969. I bought my first winter coat and gloves there.

Nina said...

This time last year my sister and I were on our London/Edinburgh vacation. Your post made me wish we had returned this year. Airfare has gotten so expensive and she just made a big move so we decided to skip our annual sister trip. Maybe next year.

Tanya said...

I'm looking forward to seeing your Liberty fabrics. I'm afraid I can only drool over them when I see them... though I did buy a bag of scraps one year that I can't seem to find now. That fabric is so nice to just PET!

Candace said...

I'm so far behind, and your life has been busy it looks like. I doubt that I'll ever get to see in person the wonderful places that you share. Thank you again for letting us enjoy them, too.