This post is admittedly coming a few weeks later than intended but things have been hectic with me the past few weeks with New York and my graduation, so lets roll back to early October. I had booked my trip to London way back in February but a lot of other things popped up in the mean time including an in-between jaunt to London in April. This was my fourth trip to London and I can definitely say that it has captured my heart this year. The purpose of this trip was to see Danny Elfman perform the songs that he composed for Tim Burton’s films at The Royal Albert Hall but of course I crammed a whole lot more into the trip.
My first stop in London was Honest Burger in Soho. I had heard so much about this place that I just had to try it. I was looking forward to it all day after traveling and it didn’t disappoint. It’s a very small and busy place but we were lucky that we didn’t have to wait very long to be seated. We both had the Honest burger even though the black pudding burger was very tempting. All of the burgers come with house fries which are salted with rosemary and may just be the best chips ever. The burger itself was absolutely delicious. I also had the homemade lemonade which came in mason jar with and a cute straw-it’s the little things! Our bill came to £20.50 which is pretty brilliant for London.
On Monday we started our day by popping into Harrods. I love the food hall here-forget the clothes and shoes! Next we wandered up the road to The V&A as I had been dying to visit for so long. There is literally too much to see at The V&A and we only got the ground floor covered. A highlight was the Tea Rooms which has some amazing cakes and the decor isn’t to shabby either.
And of course the whole purpose of our visit was to see Danny Elfman preform with the BBC Concert Orchestra. I am a massive Tim Burton fan, although I do think that one of the main reasons for my love of his films is the music. I adore The Nightmare Before Christmas, I always have. Even before it was cool to dig Jack Skellington as a teen I was a massive fan as a child. I love the music and lyrics to the songs, specifically Jacks Obsession and Jacks Lament. The experience of seeing Danny Elfman preforming these live was truly thrilling and more than worth the trip. London, I will see you soon!