We used Saturday to stop in on a couple of places we had on our secondary list.
Our first trip was back to the West End to try to get tickets for Les Miserables that evening. Despite it being a Saturday evening we still had a reasonably wide selection of seats available to us.
The Duke of Wellington's House was an interesting 18th century mansion. The Duke had quite a collection of impressive gifts from contemporary world leaders. The place was pretty interesting.
The Hayward Gallery is a modern art gallery on the south bank. When we visited the entire space was dedicated to an artist whose theme was slashed canvases. Yup, canvases with various numbers of cuts across them. We didn't get it and were in and out in about 5 minutes. Luckily it was another Go-See pass museum, so it didn't cost us anything.
The National Gallery is simply amazing. There was more talent in the cloak room of this gallery than the entirity of the Hayward. It includes art from Cezanne, Monet, Raphael, Rubens, da Vinci, Gauguin, van Gogh, etc., etc. Just amazing. Best of all was that it was free.
Finally, we headed back to the West End to catch our production of Les Mis. We
had 5th row seats all the way on the side. We were able to see the actors and sets very
well. Only in one very short spot was the lead actor out of our sight line. The production
was amazing, particularly the lighting effects.