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London Show & Medieval Banquet 2012
By Wendy Williams
Tuesday 5th June
We arrived at the president hotel in time for a cup of tea. We were pleased to hear that this was the hotel where the Beatles stayed when they first went to London. It was very nice. After a cup of tea we unpacked and we all wanted to watch the Queen’s jubilee speech on TV.

After that we went out for dinner. We did not need to walk far before we found a large number of places to choose from. We fancied the Italian one and were very pleased with our choice. Especially the lovely deserts. By the time we got back to the hotel it was time for bed.

London Show 2012Wednesday 6th June
We had a leisurely breakfast with a wide choice of food available and then hit the shops. After that we got the bus tour and went first to Green Park and had lunch in a pub. We walked to the next part of the bus tour and then after passing Big Ben and Westminster Cathedral we got to Tower Bridge and caught a boat for a trip on the Thames. After that we got back on the bus and returned to the hotel in time to have tea and change for the theatre. We got taxis to the theatre and saw ‘Wicked’. It was brilliant. We got taxis back to the hotel and then had sandwiches and crisps and drinks

Thursday 7th June
We got up early and went to get the bus to see the changing of the guard. We had to wait a while but we got there in the end and had a very good view. There was no entrance to the area by the palace due to the removal of the stage from the jubilee concert. We saw a marching band and every one was clapping It was great fun. We had lunch in a pub then did a further tour on the bus getting off by Tower Bridge to look for a cup of tea. It rained and we could find no where under cover so we got taxis back to the hotel for tea and cakes. We got changed for another night out. A medieval banquet.

London Show 2012We got taxis to St. Katherine’s dock where we were welcomed by our hosts. Most of us dressed up in period costumes and we were soon joining in the fun of the evening. When we wanted a drink we had to shout “wench”. When they danced or sang we had to bang our fists on the table instead of clapping. The singing and dancing were great and the acrobats were amazing. The food was lovely, 4 courses so we all tucked in. We had to drink our soup out of our bowls. What fun. At the end of the meal we had time to dance for a while before getting taxis home.

Friday 8th June
Well it was time to say good bye to our new friends we had made during the holiday, some we had met before and some old friends but it was great to be together and we look forward to next year. Requests were” Jesus Christ Super star” as that is to be Lloyd Webber's new TV. Show and we also fancied” Matilda” we will have to see what we can do