Today Saturday, October 11, 2014, I got to spend my first true day as a tourist in London. And typical to the common tourist, I partook in visiting a couple War Memorials,
Big Ben, Parliament Square, the London Eye, the Parliament Building, and Westminster Abbey.
All of this was a precursor to the main event of the day: attending films at the BFI London Film Festival. The first movie We saw was called, “Maidan”. It is a documentary about the events surrounding the Ukrainian ousting of President Yanukovych of Ukraine. It was void of commentary by the film makers and featured footage of the protests as they happened with an occasional intermittent screen to give a date or time of a key event.
After watching the riveting documentary we enjoyed a nice lunch in the British Film Institute at The Riverfront café under the Waterloo Bridge. I ordered the Chicken and Avocado BLT for £12.50. It was a delicious sandwich served on a hamburger bun with a side of delectably seasoned French Fries. I would give it five stars out of five!!!
Afterwards, we raced across London via the London Overground to Hackney Central to catch the Hungarian film “Freefall”. Interesting bordering the realm of truly bizarre might be the best way to describe this movie.
All in all, the day was one well spent. London is a city of many attractions, and hopefully, I will catch a couple more tomorrow before we take our train back to Canterbury.