The next day we decided we would use our bus passes and take the bus immediately outside our hotel to the centre of the city. We wandered Oxford Street, Regent Street, and theatre-land, and found a fantastic French patisserie where we had to try their wonderful cakes, along with hot chocolate. We had tickets to see "Sunny Afternoon" (the story of the Kinks) produced by Ray Davis and once at the theatre were invited to upgrade to a box with free drinks and nibbles. It would have been unkind to refuse, don't you think. The show was very very good, and only then did we realise the number of songs they had created in the 60s, and the story behind their success. After the show, we got caught in a real downpour before taking the bus back to our hotel on the North Circular, preceded by a Chinese buffet.
Our next day we took the bus to the Imperial War Museum on the south bank and wandered their WW1 exhibition before having our lunch at a local Wetherspoons. A short rest before going out to North Finchley for tea (again at another Wetherspoons).
Monday saw us returning home via visiting our close friends in Lincolnshire, taking them out to lunch and then tackling the commuter traffic on M42!
I can honestly say although we enjoyed our weekend away, we really looked forward to getting back to the peace and quiet of the Forest.
(Photos can be seen on the Photo Gallery).