Buckingham Palace and Britain's Got Talent.

On 27/01 Fiona @londonforastudent won 4 tickets to watch the Britain's Got Talent Auditions. Naturally I was over the moon excited. 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. The four of us decided we wanted to do some sight-seeing before-hand.

We decided to go to Buckingham Palace! The weather was a little windy and rainy but we braved it and got to see the home of the royals! We even took some cute pictures in front of the gates. If we went again, I'd love to see the changing of the guard and go on a tour inside the Palace. There was also the Queen's Gallery right next to the Palace that looked really interesting, but we didn't have time to go in and explore further. There's a really cute gift shop nearby with Royal Family merchandise. The British Flag was raised on the roof, so her Majesty was in the building. After looking around the area we decided to get some food. We chilled 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, reduced to £30 and then my friend, Michaela gave me her student discount to take it down to £28! Thank you, my angel!!! We got our free tickets for the 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. It was the most amazing coffee EVER!!!!!! To the point where it might be my new staple beverage, taking over my Caramel Frappuccino.

SUGAR COOKIE STARBUCKS RECIPE.

  • White Mocha Hot Chocolate.
  • Hazelnut Syrup (1 pump for tall, 2 pump for grande, 3 pump for venti.)
  • Vanilla Syrup (1 pump for tall, 2 pump for grande, 3 pump for venti.)
Finally, we went back to the Dominion Theatre and got our seats. The event started at 8:20pm and we ended up sitting in the circle. Our seats were actually really good but as the night progressed people started to leave because it was getting past 11pm, so we ended up moving to the front of the circle. We stayed till the end and watched all the acts. I won't be writing about any of the acts in particular just because I feel like it spoils things for when the show actually comes out. What did happen however was David pressing his Golden Buzzer! The whole room went crazy! It was like an outer body experience. It was nice to go back to the Dominion Theatre again because the only other time I'd been there was with my High School to watch 'We Will Rock You' - my first West End show. Overall, we had such an incredible day, exploring London and seeing a show on the night. Can't wait for next week!

Thanks for reading,
Alexandria.

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