MAY 18,2013 - MAY 18,2013 (1 DAYS)
The Embankment and "Let it Be" Matinee' in Savoy Theatre :
Start & End: Embankment Station.
Head northeast and turn right toward Victoria Embankment Road. Turn left onto Victoria Embankment and take the crosswalk. You face Cleopatra's Needle. This is one of London's great landmarks. It is one of a pair of twin obelisks that were gifted, in year 1818, by the nation of Egypt to London. It's much old than Queen Cleopatra. The Sphinxes are beautiful. Everyone climbs on them, so hard to get a picture without some stranger riding on them:
Before you go to the Strand and the Savoy Hotel and Theatre to watch the "Let it Be" marvelous show - take one hour to stroll in the Embankment and the blooming Embankment Victoria Gardens. Just the view across the Thames itself is sufficient reason to walk the Embankment.The Embankment Victoria Gardens are gorgeous park with a very relaxing, comfortable atmosphere. The place is full of all sorts of legal system employees at lunchtime.
Walk to northern end of the gardens. Turn left onto Savoy St. Turn left onto Strand and the Savoy Hotel will be on the left. The entrance reception area is breathtakingly luxurious. You feel you had stepped back in time walking through the hotel. The decor is absolutely beautiful:
Next door is the Savoy Theatre with its immortal show "Let it Be". The theatre itself is art deco and trendy. The seats retain their art deco designs as does the wall decoration. A truly great afternoon out. A wonderful set of Beatles songs played and sung in the style in which the legendary 4 boys would have done it themselves. Great show, great acting, great music. Cameras are allowed. An excellent show that gets you up and moving. We felt 50 years younger by the end of the show.
In case you have time step into Somerest House in the Strand.
Opening times: Embankment level 10.00-18.00, The Edmond Safra Fountain Court 07.30-23.00, River Terrace & Seamen's Hall 08.00-23.00.
Call +44 (0)20 7845 4600 for latest information. Much depends on current exhibition there ! Somerset house is quite an impressive neo-classical piece of architecture. The inner court with its water feature is a haven of tranquility in the center of this bustling city. In the massive courtyard during summer children play under the water fountains. The grounds of Somerset House are good for taking photographs and also inside. The various photographic exhibitions are also of an extremely high-calibre and tastefully chosen. Pleasant cafe and in the summer pleasant to sit outside overlooking the Thames !!!