Today was a
rainy day. It was the wettest day of our
stay in London. It was a bad timing since
we were about to leave for Cambridge in a few hours. While we were eating breakfast at the hotel,
the owner approached us and asked about our plans for the day like he usually
did. We told him about Cambridge. He smiled and said that we should ditch our
trip to Cambridge and stay in the capital instead. Queen Elizabeth was going to give her annual
speech in parliament that morning and it will be a good opportunity to see the
queen in person. He said we can wait
for her convoy at the parliament house and if we’re lucky we might catch a
glimpse of her inside her golden carriage.
It’s not everyday chances like this happen. I would do anything to see any queen, even
Queen Latifah. But the problem was, our
tickets to Cambridge were pre-booked so we chose Cambridge. Forgive us your majesty.
We were figuring out how the bus system works in Cambridge when a man approached me. He offered me and my family a free walking tour to the town center. In the Philippines, an attractive offer like this always comes with a catch. That’s why I found it sketchy and decided to decline his offer. I can’t believe what I said. I told him, “We’ll think about it. I’ll just ring you if ever, yeah?” Since when did I ever use the word ring as in call? I watch too much Downton Abbey.
Our punter was in a middle of telling one of her stories when all of a sudden she stopped. She whispered that the guy punting the other boat ahead of us is William Moseley, the actor in Narnia. Apparently, he played a lead role in the movie (Peter Pevensie), the eldest of the four children. We were still trying to process that unexpected information when his boat came beside ours. Our punter asked us to say hi to him and we awkwardly did a “you're a freaking actor why are you punting” hi. What the hell is he doing there? Maybe there's no offers for him anymore. Too bad we weren’t able to take pictures of him.
Want more? Read London Day 6!
- Trains in Europe are always on time. Filipino time doesn't work here.
- Visit Cambridge University, one of the oldest and best educational institutions in the world.
- Take advantage of Days Out Guide’s 2for1 or 4for2 promos. It’s legit.
- Make sure to do a punting tour. It's the best way to see the university!
- Before watching a musical in London, check Theatre Monkey for the best seats in the house.
- Check this out for discounted musicals in London.
- Watch Wicked! Don't mind me. Everyone loves it except me.