One of the high-on-the-list/do-not-miss things
to do and see when in London
is definitely going to the Royal Albert Hall.
This architectural delight of a building just across Hyde Park
and a 10-minute walk from South Kensington
is in the heart of Albertopolis,
a London area which comprises the Natural and Science Museums
named after Prince Albert, Queen Victoria's husband.
So, if you are like me and wanted to tick one box off
your London iconic buildings list, here's your chance:
the world-renowned Cirque du Soleil is presenting
its latest show, Amaluna, at the Royal Albert Hall.
We were invited to the premiere of Amaluna;
having never been to the Royal Albert Hall
and having never watched a Cirque du Soleil's production,
we promptly said yes and ticked off two boxes out of our London bucket list.
And we were in for an unforgettable experience.
For those that wonder if Cirque du Soleil is worth the money,
I will quickly reply 'Yes!"
The costumes, the impeccable performances,
the live music, the props, the settings and the acrobatics
transport the audience and can have one saying 'wow' every couple of seconds.
Is the Cirque du Soleil Amaluna kid friendly?
Most certainly, if your child can sit and watch a performance.
The story is a quite simple love story
and there are some moments where the music can be a bit loud,
but nothing too scary for young children.
In fact, on our way out we saw lots of families
with very happy and excited kids,
so I guess that when my little ones grow up a bit
I will definitely be taking them to watch a Cirque du Soleil show.
In a nutshell: a breathtakingly spectacular circus show
for all the family.
Amaluna from the Cirque du Soleil at the Royal Albert Hall, from 12 January to 26 February 2017 | Tickets from £20
Disclosure: Complimentary tickets.
All views and wording my own.
*All images courtesy of Cirque du Soleil