Wednesday, 21 July 2021

Best Laid Plans

 
Come From Away

I’m going to London again on Friday.
I will be returning on Monday.
Originally the weekend was more or less sorted. 
Friday was geek day with my nephew Leo, ( we had obtained tickets for comic con for an exhausting 8 hours looking at super heroes and zombie killers ) and Saturday night was booked Nuala’s post covid friends from far-from_away…get together. 
Sunday I’m planning to meet a friend Alex for art house cinema and soho drinks…so the bare bones planned seemed an electric mixture which I could dovetail with some niche London on-my-own things.

Covid has meant Geek day is cancelled until November ( my nephew was incredibly sanguine about it all) and Nu’s party has been cancelled due to track and trace.
Undaunted I’m filling in the gaps 
So people give me some ideas…fucking hell I'm still going

I have pockets of Friday, Sat and Sunday to fill…..Friday night I’m going to see The musical Come From Away again and Saturday night will still be “Nuala” time but apart from a few hours on Sunday afternoon with Alex , I have lots of time to do interesting things….so what do you suggest? 
I’m working all day. tomorrow , so will have only tomorrow night to sort out my ( your) ideas
What fun….
Can’t wait …..
What do you recommend ? 
Hey ho xx

The gayer the better xx

53 comments:

  1. Lots of galleries and museums in London. Have a Google and see if any take your fancy. Whatever you do, enjoy! xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh I need first hand , gushing suggestions

      Delete
  2. Being locked inside myself at the moment, I wish I could offer some advice!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Well I researched this for you John-I had never heard of it previously but the name caught my attention-The Horniman Museum and Gardens would you believe x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Just seen your photo John-Very svelt! x

      Delete
  4. Samuel Johnson's house in Axe Yard, near Fleet Street. Cross the road by the Royal Airforce church.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Tate Modern would occupy you for easily two hours with the permanent collections and the Blavatnik Building and with all your arty farty wall you would like it, and coffee, lunch, shop as well. Free to go round all of it but book on line.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Strange , I’ve just booked the south bank into my visit

      Delete
    2. you could walk along to Tate Mod

      Delete
  6. John - I am a spoilsport and old enough to be your granny. Stay at home. Too hot.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Not a clue. I live London through you. Whatever you do will make ME happy. (And don’t let’s get started on track and trace. What a fiasco.)

    ReplyDelete
  8. visit william and find out what the hell is going on with he and harry.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Why not google "gay single seeking adventure" and see what comes up?

    ReplyDelete
  10. Some great ideas!https://www.timeout.com/london/things-to-do-in-london-this-weekend [I use this for NYC, fun]

    or

    You wanted gay.
    https://www.timeout.com/london/lgbt

    ReplyDelete
  11. Oh, how I wish I could have a weekend in London! I'd go to the British Museum and say hello to the Lewis chess pieces. I love them. I'd move on to the National portrait gallery and see their new work, and enjoy my old favourites, then I'd spend the rest of the day at the V&A, wandering. Of course there would be lots of stops for coffee - there's a lovely place down in the bottom floor of the Portrait Gallery, and I treat myself to the wonderful Arts and Crafts decorated cafe in the V&A. Oh ... Oh ... that's made me seriously yearn for a trip, and it may never happen again. Whatever you do, enjoy yourself.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Take your pink Speedos and googles and go for a swim in The Serpentine. Failing that, you could visit Tate Britain though I believe you will need to book in advance. Visit their website at https://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-britain

    ReplyDelete
  13. Lisa R12:22 am

    Sir John Soans museum. The most amazing building and contents in London.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I long to see London again! If it were me, I would go to Liberty's and buy some fabric. Then I'd get a sandwich from M&S and eat it sitting on a deckchair in Regents Park.

    ReplyDelete
  15. How about the Chelse Physic Garden, maybe you could meet a cerebral sweetie and learn something about the Olde Ways of treatment. I hope to get there at the end of this year or early next year as my daughter and here sweetie live in Edinburg and are getting married!
    There is another garden in Alnwick that is the Poison Garden.

    ReplyDelete
  16. How about street walking with that shirt on.

    ReplyDelete
  17. The British Museum. Covent Garden. Bookstores.

    ReplyDelete
  18. The Tate (the old one). You could spend 20 minutes admiring Stanley Spencer's self portrait. It could be the best 20 minutes of your life!

    ReplyDelete
  19. I'm sorry to hear Comic Con has been canceled. Maybe another time. I don't know London but I would think, as others have said, there would be many wonderful museums and that would get you out of the heat as well. Whatever you do have fun!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Dennis Severs House … two minutes walk from Liverpool Street station. …. And, I second Sir John Soanes museum. Charles Dickens house is good too ( near Russell Square. ) Have a great weekend. Think lots have to be booked. XXXX

    ReplyDelete
  21. I'm certain you want to shop for women's clothes at the chicest shops and mail them to me in the U.S. tee-hee

    Love,
    Janie

    ReplyDelete
  22. If you like neon art you could try God's Own Junkyard - bit eclectic. x

    ReplyDelete
  23. Don't know London really so not sure where will be close to you. Another vote here for the Serpentine Lido, and maybe "Epic Iran" at the V&A. Also one of the markets for a snack and a wander such as Borough Market, Berwick Street in Soho or Brick Lane Market.
    Also my favourite place is the Natural History Museum

    ReplyDelete
  24. I went to the Alice in Wonderland exhibition at the V&A with my son and his boyfriend on Sunday.
    We found this fab place for brunch.
    https://www.bromptonfoodmarket.com/
    It has a secret garden out the back.
    Enjoy whatever you do.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ooo yes-that looks very interesting x

      Delete
  25. The last time I went to London was 20 years ago, with my husband...we were glad to get away and back to the Shropshire Hills.
    An evening with Nu to yourself will possibly be more fun than seeing a little of her at a party! x

    ReplyDelete
  26. Whatever you wind up doing to fill your time in London, it will be good to be out and about, living life again.

    ReplyDelete
  27. A blog I follow Ganching has a post about a new exhibit at the Tate https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/sophie-taeuber-arp
    I'd like to go- but unable to travel at the moment. I'm passing it on to you as an idea. I love London, and am happy to people watch and just to feel part of the city for some brief time.

    ReplyDelete
  28. I've been to London twice in my life, as a tourist, so I am afraid I cannot give any good advice about the good things to do in London. I LOVE the t-shirt!

    ReplyDelete
  29. red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet. I think your rainbow is missing blue. Have a great trip.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Count the gays at the Portrait museum.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Covent Garden. Market, shops, cafe and restaurants galore

    ReplyDelete
  32. Just wander, look, ponder...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Or you could go mad and arrange a date online (but I don't think you will). Ach, go to Battersea dogs home and rescue a puppy (unlikely, but more likely than a date).

      Delete
  33. Camden Market….wacky, good food, great people watching opportunities, interesting views along the Thames, shopping….. I always have fun visiting there!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That just what I was going to say Laurel,Camden Market!...or even Camden Passage market in Islington..Angel tube stop.Its not huge but its got lots of interesting stalls and shops to browse around.xx

      Delete
  34. Churchill's Bunker and Florence Nightingale museum!

    ReplyDelete
  35. Clerkenwell is good for a wander - google self-guided walks, like this one: https://www.london-walking-tours.co.uk/free-tours/clerkenwell-walk.htm and do a tour. Exmouth Market is good for restaurants. I've been to the gay Retro Bar off the Strand a few times with a group of gay & straight mates and had a great time and it's just opened up again. Second the recommendation about John Soane Museum, well worth a visit.

    ReplyDelete
  36. Sorry a bit late with my suggestion, but may I suggest The Garden Museum, they have a fab Constance Spry exhibition on.
    Jean.x

    ReplyDelete
  37. The Wellcome collection.

    ReplyDelete

I love all comments Except abusive ones from arseholes