Taking a much needed day off work, the Boyfriend and I had a nice chilled day around Covent Garden, arriving for afternoon tea at the Raddison Blu at 3pm. We were taken through to Scoff & Banter and sat down ordering an Earl Grey tea each and awaited our tower of goodies. It didn’t disappoint! A selection of tasty sandwiches, Paul proclaiming the ham and dried tomato his new go-to favourite, was followed by warm scones and delicious cakes. The Prosecco and Eldeflower jelly was pretty boozy, something Mary Berry would be proud of! Aside from the scones, my favourite was the Victoria Sponge, a simple choice done very right.
The staff were friendly and very attentive and the hotel is nicely furnished. It’s also in a handy location as it’s situated right opposite the Cambridge Theatre so you’re ready to go to your showing after you’ve finished or pop to some of the shops around Seven Dials.
I’ve been wanting to see Matilda The Musical for a long time now, so I was pleased I was finally getting to see it. As we walked into the theatre, we were immediately wowed by the stage design as there are wooden blocks and letters scattered from floor to ceiling and the lighting is beautiful. We sat down seven rows from the stage in the stalls so we had a pretty amazing view of everything.
The performance was quite special as 9 out of the 11 children, including Matilda, were a new cast performing for the first time, so their friends and family were present and cheering throughout the show. The kids were brilliant and Matilda was wonderful. My stand out favourite character though, was Miss Trunchbull. The guy playing the part was seriously amazing!
If you haven’t already seen it, I would definitely recommend going to see Matilda. It’s fun, a little emotional (there was a little tear at one point) and you really are amazed at how well the children perform. If you loved the film as a child, then you will definitely love the show even more!
Thank you Matilda The Musical and Raddison Blu for inviting me to review the afternoon tea and the show – all opinions are my own