Sunday, 31 January 2016

Buckingham Palace and Britain's Got Talent.

A Very Cute British Outing with Fiona, Michaela and Oliver... 
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Buckingham Palace, 1927: Posted by Leonard Bentley
"Another photograph of an unusual event in 1927 when Constitution Hill, The Mall and Marlborough Road were used as an alternative bus route whilst road works took place in Piccadilly. The Postcard company used this opportunity to change the advertising on the side of the buses during processing to advertise their own company, in this case, it was 'Tucks'." Leonard Bentley.

Hi there! To begin this blog post I need to state that the date of the events was four days prior to the posting. I wanted to put all the images together to make everything look pretty and neat as this is my first blog post, ah! Today I'm going to talk about my trip to the Britain's Got Talent and our impromptu trip to see the Royal Residents of our reigning monarch. 

So to begin, on the 27th of January 2016, Fiona won 4 tickets to watch the Britain's Got Talent Auditions. Naturally, I was over the moon. I'd won tickets for the day prior but we couldn't go due to being at University, so we were extremely excited to actually get to go the same week. Myself, Fiona, Michaela and Oliver decided we wanted to do some sight-seeing beforehand which is why we ended up going to see Buckingham Palace.

The weather was a little windy and rainy but we braved it and got to see the Headquarters of the Royals! We even took some cute pictures. If we went again, I'd love to see the "Changing of the Guard" and also go on a tour inside the residence. There is also the Queen's Gallery right next to the Palace, but we didn't have time to go in and explore further. The British Flag was raised on the roof so her Majesty was in the building! There's also a really cute gift shop nearby with Royal Family merchandise. After looking around the area we decided to get some food. Being the poor students we are, we ended up chilling in McDonald's till the rain calmed down and then popped over to Top Shop because they had a massive sale on! I ended up getting a really cute denim jumpsuit for £28 (which was meant to be £60) We got our free tickets for the Britain's Got Talent show at around 5pm.

They told us when we got there that we could either come back for the show at 8pm or we could go backstage and get filmed! Instantly we chose the latter option and were took behind the scenes. We got to sit in the same room as the contestants, but we didn't really do a lot because we were just there to fill the space up. The room was a lot smaller than I imagined it to be on television. We left after about an hour and a half and went to Starbucks to try and get something from the Secret Starbucks Menu. We went to the one on New Oxford Street, but they didn't have certain ingredients and they didn't really seem aware of what the Secret Menu actually was, so we had to just show the barista the list of ingredients to see if he had them. We tried ordering the Butterbeer Frappuccino, Rolo Frappuccino, Peppermint Mocha and Sugar Cookie but they didn't have the ingredients for the first three so we ended up just having the Sugar Cookie without the raw sugar on top. 


- White Mocha Hot Chocolate.
- Hazelnut Syrup (1 pump for Tall, 2 pumps for Grande, 3 pumps for Venti)
Vanilla Syrup (1 pump for Tall, 2 pumps for Grande, 3 pumps for Venti)

I think the secret recipe menu may just be an American thing? They didn't seem to have a lot of the ingredients to hand. This Sugar Cookie Hot Chocolate, however, is amazing and you can get it at any Starbucks worldwide!

Finally, we got to the Dominion Theatre for Britain's Got Talent and took our seats. The event started at 8:20pm and we ended up sitting in the middle of the Circle. Our seats were actually really good but as the night progressed people started to leave (as the event went on past 11pm) so we ended up moving to the front of the Circle. We stayed until the end and watched all the acts. I won't be writing about any of the acts in particular just because I feel it will spoil things for anyone who wants to watch when the show actually airs. I will mention, however, that David pressed the Golden Buzzer!!! The whole room went crazy! 

It was really nice to go back to the Dominion Theatre again as it was the first West End Theatre I ever visited. I went in high school to see "We Will Rock You". Overall, we had such an incredible day, exploring London and seeing a thoroughly entertaining show on the evening. Really hope you enjoyed this post and all those to come,
Thanks for reading,


TITLE: "Let's Misbehave."
ARTIST: Originally, Irène Bordoni. Irving Aaronson Version.
YEAR: Originally, 1927. Irving: 1928.
COMPOSER: Cole Porter.
GENRE: Jazz.