London Day 2 | More Paddington, Disney and The Cursed Child

Would you look at that, it’s still 2017ย while I’m writing this anyway now it’s just a matter of finishing and publishing this in 2017

If you haven’t read about day 1 yet, click here. Day 2 of course started with breakfast, which I’m not going to bore you with, though it was a good breakfast! We had read negative reviews saying there were barely any choices – those people must have been really spoiled! There were different kinds of bread, jam, yoghurt and fruit (maybe more but I don’t remember) so I don’t get what the problem is? Oh well, some people complain about everythingย ยฏ\_(ใƒ„)_/ยฏ

The previous evening my cousin and I had planned our day, by starting at a mall where a Victoria Secret was located where she and my mom wanted to do some shopping. To get there we had to go to Paddington Station, so of course I had to see the Paddington statue.

@ All the train stations in Amsterdam where is your cute mascot

In my previous post I mentioned my mom being a paparazzi and she didn’t disappoint on Day 2 either

Back in Amsterdam we had looked up everything we wanted to do, but I had initially written down the Disney Store in Oxford Street since that’s the biggest one, so I didn’t know there was one in this mall as well.

Me when I saw the Disney Store

I WANTED TO BUY EVERYTHING

I remember there was this really cute Mickey and Minnie Christmas jumper but it was SO EXPENSIVE so you know never mind

Of course I didn’tย need an excuse to go to a Disney Store, but Iย was on a mission (my poor mom and cousin had flasbacks of Dutch Comic Con and my search for an Alice in Wonderland Pop Funko WHICH WAS SOLD OUT EVERYWHERE) to find…

Unfortunately this store didn’t have Baymax* but I did find some cute Tsum Tsums to add to my collection!

Here you can see a Tsum Tsum Collectorโ„ข in the wild

* Or should I say… Baemax hahaha I’ll go see myself out now

Okay but seriously though look at all those plushies*. Looking at this pic makes me wish I had bought some of these lmao. I just remembered that they actually DID sell Baymax plushies, but it was a Christmas edition and I wanted a regular one.

* Did I ever tell you guys that I have a serious plushies addiction because I do

Afterwards we found the Victoria Secret, but turns out it as a PINK store and the bras my cousin was looking for were only found in regular stores. We hadn’t really paid attention when looking up the address the previous night woops. At least we got to see a part of London were none of us had been before. We went to some other stores as well, but I don’t really remember anything about them lol. Iย doย remember going into a bookstore, but I didn’t buy anything so it wasn’t that memorable.

After some lunch* we walked back to the metro where my mom once again decided to play paparazzi

There are more but these two are my favourites. Oh and look at that those cute bags! Both times I bought something at a Disney Store I chose the Zootopia one (they didn’t have the Mickey and Minnie one at the second store)

* Or in my case only a smoothie?? I don’t have any food in the pictures of lunch?? And I do vaguely remember that I was only craving a smoothie. I’m so confused though. Me not hungry?? Who is this imposter)

Eventually we made our way back to the hotel with Subway sandwiches for dinner (since we were going to see Harry Potter and The Cursed Child Part 1 that evening we didn’t have time to sit at a restaurant), relaxed a bit and got ready.

Like I mentioned in my previous post, we had gone to the theatre the previous day so that we wouldn’t get lost today. I HONESTLY DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED? BUT WE GOT LOST. It took much longer than the day before and I started to seriously stress that we would be late, since they had said we had to be there on time because of bag checks. In the end it was fine, but you know, #anxietyyay

They seriously chose the right theatre. It fits Harry Potter so well and really makes you feel like you’re going to see a Harry Potter play. It was really hard to take proper pictures, especially since I hadn’t brought my camera (not that my previous camera was that great) but I tried to capture the theatre’s beauty

I tried to take a picture of the first decor, but it was unfortunately too dark

We were pretty high up on the balcony, so these binoculars were really useful for my mom. My poor aunt had forgotten her glasses though, so she couldn’t really see it that well. She got the script book for Christmas and she was like ‘now I can finally know what was going on’ย ๐Ÿ˜‚

Even though we were so high up I was still able to see everything properly, so thank Merlin for that!

 

 

 

Anyway, I don’t really want to talk about the play in this post (sorry!) but save that for Day 3 so I can talk about the entire play in one go. I can say that I thought it was really cool how they left things at a cliffhanger.

We went back to the hotel on a high – the magic of theatre folks. I know a lot of people have mixed feelings about The Cursed Child, which I totally get because I kind of do too? But still, it was an amazing experience and it made me really excited to see Part 2 the next evening.

When you’re the only one posing for the picture

On our way back it was also the first time I saw this poster*:

I LOVE THIS DOGGO AND WILL FIGHT EVERYONE WHO CALLS IT UGLY EVEN IF IT’S ‘FABULOUSLY UGLY’**

* Or maybe the first time I had the opportunity to take a picture who knows
** The poster says that’s what fugly means in this case but DON’T CALL THIS DOGGO UGLY YOU BULLIES

And on that note I’ll leave you guys. Next post I’ll talk about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in more detail, including my feelings on it. Also will I find my bae Max*? Will I succeed in my mission? ย SO MANY CLIFFHANGERS JUST LIKE THE PLAY

* When you remember there’s a creep called Max who might have had a crush on you and completely ruin your Baymax pun for yourself rip

Do you have any people near you that act like they’re paparazzi? Have you seen The Cursed Child? Would you fight for that doggo? Let me know in the comments!

15 thoughts on “London Day 2 | More Paddington, Disney and The Cursed Child

  1. YES YES YES. I’m glad you managed to write this post so quickly, I AM SO PROUD OF YOU MICHELLE <3 I just love hearing about your adventures…and I'm secretly happy you get as crazy as I do in Disney stores?! I just want to buy everything and have a serious plush addiction as well. Someone needs to help us with this, ahah, it's getting out of hand at times?!
    AND THE PLAY, it's so exciting that you got to see it, I can't wait to hear all about it! :D

  2. AHH I HOPE YOU FOUND YOUR BAEMAX (not the creepy guy but the inflatable cutie). All those plushies though!!!! I love the binoculars you get in the theatre it’s so posh haha, can’t wait to read the next post!

  3. That Disney store looks INCREDIBLE <3 <3 I'm also super intrigued to hear your thoughts on Cursed Child… there's so much hype surrounding it! Glad you had a great time!!

  4. I have a Paddington bear from Paddington Station that my sister bought me, but I’m hoping when we go to the UK next year, I can take my kids there. I didn’t know there was a Disney store, my daughter will love that.

    By the way, I just realised that I tagged you in a post but never stopped by to let you know. I assumed WordPress would tell you. #fail. No pressure to participate, but just letting you know. The post is https://theroadtoelle.com/2017/09/27/music-for-the-occasion-tag/

    • There are multiple Disney Stores in London, but if you only have time for one I’d recommend the one in Oxford Street! It’s the biggest and most fun one to visit (though the one in Harrods is also fun!)

      Oh thanks for the tag! WordPress lets you know if you link to someone’s post or page :) I’ll check it out!

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