Sunday, 29 April 2012
On the few occasions which have taken me into the West End in the evening such as a theatre visit, I dine nearby before the show so I can hurry away from the centre as soon as the curtain falls.
I never really enjoyed the crowded streets of Soho and Covent Garden at night when I was young. I did my share of bars, clubs, and late-night eating; but the best times were the ones I can remember who I was with rather than where.
These days I stay local and invariably choose weekdays when going out.
This was brought home to me when I realised my Sunday nights had become linked to watching the US drama/thriller Homeland. What will I do when the series soon ends?
Don't tell me to transfer my loyalties to The Bridge on Saturday nights. The Danish/Swedish cop show has quickly tailed off; dies in fact when sociopath woman detective Saga Noren isn't on-screen.