Yesterday I got to see The Cherry Orchard at the Old Vic. The actors were amazing however I am not sure about the adaptation itself. Bit too modern and slapstick-y. We were lucky to get the best out of the worst seats in the house. There were people kneeling next to us just to see the stage. How are they even allowed to sell tickets so you don’t see the stage? I had to lean over the barrier but it was ok.
Since the play finished just after 17.00 we wandered round The Cut trying to find the Dutch Color Cafe, to no avail, in fact it’s called Waterloo Sandwich Bar and we walked past it a couple of times. Oh well. It’s closed on Saturday and Sundays anyway. There are several nice pubs and gastro pubs on The Cut and we settled in one of them for a pint. Afterwards we decided it was time for an early dinner so went to Livebait Restaurant for some tasty fish and chips with the most amazing minty mushy peas.It’s a really nice fish restaurant, dishes from the grill looked amazing, they also do crabs and lobsters. I shall visit again.
After our heavy meal we decided to walk as far as we can and then catch a bus home. We eneded up walking down the Lower Marsh which is a wondeful little highstreet. It’s been operating as a local street market from the Victorian times and in the 1980 it became a conservation area due to it’s distinctive character. There are so many treasures on this little street. The first place that cought my eye was Radio Days – a fantastic vintage shop selling clothing, accessories and various home objects. A real treasure chest.
As we walked along we stumbled upon yet another shop that looked vintage but they actually sell beautiful jewellery, the shop is called Prophet (after the designer in charge William Prophet) and all the pieces are displayed on stunning little dishes, they also design funky coffee tables.
There are some old skool caffs in the area as well as cool bars. A great place to hang out on Saturdays. I was so enchanted by the place that on the way home through Kennington I was looking at the beautiful houses and dreaming of living in the area. So close to town, few parks around, theatres, places to eat and hang out and a fab little veg market is all I need.