London – May 2016

This time, we did not have plans for our stay in London – except the musical.  😉

We stayed at St. Giles Hotel – perfectly situated for our purposes. As you can see on the map, it is not far from the usual points of interest; it took us only ten minutes to reach the Cambridge Theatre.


We had pints of Spring Sprinter and Oliver’s Island at The Jack Horner pub:



We had breakfast at the Kaffeine, they serve delicious coffee and also have a variety of vegetarian dishes.


We visited the Amnesty Bookshop Hammersmith (same procedure as every time – we never leave empty-handed).  🙂

Leaving Hammersmith is always hard. Here are some photos from our trip back to the city centre:

The IWM (Imperial War Museums) are at five locations.

Five years ago, we visited the HMS Belfast:


Four years ago, we visited the Churchill War Rooms:


This time, we visited the Imperial War Museum London:


Several exhibitions keep the visitors’ minds busy. Walking through a fire trench is something else. The Holocaust Exhibition is intense.

“This award-winning exhibition traces the Nazi persecution and murder of Europe’s Jews from 1933 to 1945. Learn how the political climate enabled Hitler to rise to power and how his ideas spread throughout the country, ultimately affecting people all around the world.
Not recommended for children under the age of 14.”

We were lost in thought on our (bus) trip back to the hotel. It was comforting to see some Buddhist monks entering the hotel lobby; a little peace was exactly what I needed then.

Wolfgang’s birthday treat – as stated before – was revisiting Matilda The Musical. We just adore the Cambridge Theatre:


Seated in Box A we had a fantastic view. As filming and taking photographs is prohibited during the show, here is at least a shot of the expectant audience:





17 thoughts on “London – May 2016

  1. Thanks for your virtual tour- looks like you’re experienced travelers in London! We have yet to visit England even though we’re so close now in Portugal – hopefully soon. So many great places to visit and the Imperial War Museum sounds especially interesting as does the Holocaust Exhibition. We’ve been to the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC and you’re right, the experience is very intense. Anita

    • You are welcome, Anita. There are lots of interesting places and events. If you have sufficient time, all three parts of the Imperial War Museum in London should be a part of your tour.
      Happy travelling!

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