I was fortunate enough to see the Bodyguard last Tuesday. It is an award winning musical based on the film of the same name which starred Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner. The 1992 film was a blockbuster hit and I was curious to see how they could turn this film into a musical.
London is one of the most exciting cities in Europe to explore. However, living costs (mostly rent) and travel costs means there is little left from the budget to see the city. Never you fear, I have found some free and cheap things to do in London so money doesn’t have to prevent you from exploring the capital city.
British 10km run
The annual 10km run takes place on Sunday the 13th of July. It is a great course, the loop takes runners through central London, starting at Green Park, running down Lower Thames Street, past St Pauls and it finishes at Westminster. There are always lots of spectators to welcome cheer on the runners. For those feeling a like getting fit and can afford the entry fee of £50 each, enter the race and do your personal best. I will be raising money for Help for Heroes. I hope to complete the race in under an hour. I am not a natural runner and therefore I am training a lot in the lead up to the run.
Going to Sydney was a great experience and when I got there, I set about exploring the city and finding out where my favourite food haunts were located. As I love pancakes, I was on a mission to find the cafes spots that served the best ones in the city,
1. The Royal of Darlinghurst
Situated in Darlinghurst, this café is quite small but has a lot of outdoor space on the pavement. It is well known for its pancakes, which is how I found about it. The Royal is very popular, therefore it is best to arrive early (around 10:00am) to have the highest possible chance of securing a table. The pancakes lived up the hype and cost. They are know as “Buttermilk Pikelets” and can be yours for $14.00. They were a very generous portion.
The café is open Monday to Friday 7:00 – 4:00pm and on the weekends from 8:00am.
Address: 128 Darlinghurst Rd, Darlinghurst 2010 Sydney NSW
Sydney is one of the hardest places I have visited to find free WIFI. The usual Starbucks only offers 30 minutes, which is not sufficient for those who require more than just a quick email check. Entrepreneurs who need reliable internet, (but want to work out of home) can find it difficult. These are just 8 places I discovered during my time in Sydney, which offer the most reliable WiFi.
1. NSW Library
I spent many weekends and evenings at the NSW library. It is best to arrive early (before 10:00am) at the weekends as the desks soon get full. If your laptop battery is already full, then there are more couches and seats to sit on, located on the ground floor. The café in the library, is also a great place to catch up on emails over a coffee.
Address: State Library of New South Wales, Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000