Obviously millions of people pass through London all the time, and there are some major tourist attractions that everyone visits, but yesterday I went off the beaten track ever so slightly, and headed to Kingston Upon Thames- about half an hour on the train out of central.
It's a very affluent area, filled to the brim with high end interior stores, and it's also very fashionable, but it still maintains bags of character through it's old buildings and unique bits and bobs. We stopped off for lunch in a pub, and then wandered along the river.
It was all very nice, very lovely. But then tragedy hit- my friend Dan needed the toilet, so we went into a pub along the river- the balcony terrace was ideal and gave a great view.
But! I paid £3.10!!!! For a very crappy Coke. The bar man even told me it wasn't great Coke- mid pour!! I wasn't impressed. As a poor student, the sweet taste of shitty Coke left a bitter taste in my mouth.
Anyway, the main reason we were here was to visit the Hippodrome, to see Alt J. This venue was a w e s o m e. It only holds about 600 people so it was a super intimate affair, and inside it looked great!
How many music venues do you know with giant cogs lit up on the ceiling?! (£5.10 for a Budweiser though- almost as offensive as the Coke!) Anyway, Alt J were great as expected, and it was v cool to see them in such a small little place, after seeing them only at festivals or arenas before!
Just a quick little post for you today then! I hope you enjoyed it, and thanks for reading! Make sure you're following me for more!!