May draws to a close with an amazing burst of sunshine and blue sky. It’s light til nearly 10pm so we’re squeezing the last moments out of each evening.
We love May in London – it’s when the sun comes out and we have not 1 but 2 public holidays so we get to spend more time having a good time.
I’ve been trying out some great restaurants – Dehesa, Terroirs and L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon – all recommended and showcasing the current welcome trend of grazing/small plates. More traditional new restaurant was Chor Bizarre and also The Real Greek out at the new huge shopping centre called Westfield, so many shops so little time!
The Globe Theatre has seen a couple of visits from me – once to an amazing modern play called The Frontline which was a blast of energy on stage. And once to their lovely bar and restaurant called Swan at the Globe where we wiled away a very long lunch looking over the Thames to St Paul’s dome on another sunny day.
It’s been a good month for theatre with some big hitters on stage like Gillian Anderson, Judy Dench and we are waiting for Jude Law to bring us his Hamlet. I went to see When the Rain Stops with less well known players but still a good night out at the Almeida theatre, combined with a drink at the restaurant of the same name opposite.
May also saw a visit to the Jazz Cafe to see the wonderful Mali guitarist Vieux Farka Toure who put on a great show for us on my birthday – thanks Vieux!
And there’s more…. Bookslam this month hosted David Simon of the Wire fame, reading from one of his books. Bookslam is a fun and funky event of poetry, music and book readings held in a night club. A very different feel was the Conspiracy Theories talk from David Aaronovitch in the fabulous surroundings of the Miller’s Academy club.
Well that was May in London, well just the highlights but it certainly was fun.