Day Five in London was Saturday and we began it by visiting the original Twinings tea shop on the Strand. It was a tiny tea heaven and it smelled divine. C bought out the shop…well, not really, but she did purchase quite a bit. I probably would’ve done as well, except that I’d have to carry it around with me for the next three weeks and I’ve already got almost more stuff than I can manage. So, best to save that visit for when I get back to London. After that, we had a yummy lunch at this little café-sandwich shop down the street, across from the impressive Royal Courts of Justice building, and then headed back to the flat to change for our afternoon matinee of Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap at St. Martin’s Theatre (near Seven Dials, funnily enough).
The Mousetrap is currently in the 63rd consecutive year of its run, the longest running show of any type in the modern era, and has had over 25,000 performances. I’ve read the story that it’s based on, but seeing it performed was really fantastic; I’ve wanted to for years and my mum saw it many years ago with my grandparents. The current cast is spectacular and the production absolutely marvellous and I’m so very glad that we saw it. Afterward, we caught the Tube at Leicester Square back to Earls Court, stopping at Sainsbury’s and then M&S Food for some nibbles to take back to the flat to have with our goat cheese and sourdough.