It’s not very often that we pop into the centre of London these days. Even when I was working, there wouldn’t be time to linger after work as I’d have to rush back to Enfield to pick Betsy up from nursery. So it felt like a huge treat when last Sunday we all took a trip down to the Southbank along with Sian and her family.
Betsy was super excited about the day. Travelling on trains is one of her most favourite things to do and she hadn’t been on one since before Arthur was born, plus she was with Seren (who in Boo’s own words is her best friend – Sian! Totes forgot to tell you that the other day) and there was the promise of some dancing too.
We started off getting some food from the market behind the Royal Festival Hall and ate it under the shade of a tree in Jubilee Gardens. I had the most amazing duck confit burger from The Frenchie.
Inside London Wonderground next to Jubilee Gardens is a plethora of bars (including a moving carousel bar) and food joints but most importantly the Spiegeltent where a whole host of cabaret, burlesque, comedy and more is performed over the summer. This was the main reason we came into London – to have a jolly good dance at Monski Mouse’s Baby Disco.
We came here twice last year and we had so much fun we knew we had to come along again. The music set this year was pretty much the same as before, but if it aint broke, don’t fix it, as they say. So we prowled around like cats while listening to The Cure, did the conga to Harry Belefonte, roared like dinosaurs, slept and hopped like bunnies and danced and danced. You know when something is good when the parents are clearly having as much of a good time as the kids and the forty-five minutes of disco went all too quickly and I think Betsy and Seren could have gone on for much longer given the opportunity. We’re already looking forward to going next year when Arthur and Imogen can join in with the fun too!
Monski Mouse’s Baby Disco Dance Hall is at London Wonderground on the 10th and 24th August and the 7th September and also up at the Edinburgh Fringe. Disclaimer: We were given these tickets for free for the purpose of this review, but all views are my own.