This week has just flown so haven't been able to post as much as I would like, apologies if you have been checking in and found nothing to amuse. I hope this post will make up for it as I have some thrifty tips to impart which should be useful.
The Mister's birthday last Friday, so a trip to London was on the cards. We had tickets for an evening performance of a one man show playing at a tiny theatre just off Leicester Square. The play 'Two Halves of Guinness' was written by one of my husband's clients, Mark Burgess and it was brilliant.
Because we had the day to ourselves we went up to town around midday and had it in our minds to visit the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden. I quickly googled discount offers for the museum and discovered that if you travel to London by train there are over 150 2FOR1 offers when you show your rail tickets when paying your admission. This saved us a whopping £15.00 on the entrance fee. The tickets themselves were off peak and saved us another £21.80.( I only learnt recently that if you travel in a party of 3 or 4 you can travel for the price of 2, but you have to ask as British Rail don't seem keen to widely advertise the fact).
With so much money saved we felt justified in stopping off en route to the museum at the Bakery Covent Garden for a shared croque monsieur and some jasmine tea and cake.
I was very impressed with this sweet little shop and the staff. We asked to share a croque monsieur and they served each half with a salad dressing and two sets of cutlery instead of just serving it up on one plate with two sets of cutlery. The cakes are pretty amazing too.
We wanted to visit the LT museum to have a squiz at the totally fabulous travel poster exhibition that's on there at the moment but actually the rest of the stuff there is great fun, especially sitting in old trolley buses and
|Good to know|
|My favourite poster|
|The Mister's favourite poster|