When we arrived outside the “secret” location, we snapped a few pictures before sealing our phones and proceeding through security. We were transported to Montmartre, Paris, 1899, where the elaborate sets and actors allowed us to actually experience the characters and atmosphere of the Moulin Rouge.
We spent about 2 hours eating/drinking and wandering through the interactive world that was filled with actors playing out their characters and performing acts on various stages. Eventually they gathered everyone into a big parade through the "streets" and transported us into the Moulin Rouge viewing area to watched the actual movie. During the movie, the interactive actors continued to re-enact various scenes and performances in parallel. After the film, most people stuck around to continue drinking and dancing.
It’s a pretty pricey event, but the unique experience made it worthwhile.
We took an early morning train and had a delicous breakfast at "Rosarios" in Bath. Then rode the cycle path to Bristol encountering long dark tunnels, pretty views of the country side, and an old heritage steam-powered locomotive along the way.
We dropped our bikes off at the hostel in Bristol and explored around town. A lot of Bristol was destroyed during the second world war, so it's generally a city with a more modern feel, but there are still some older surviving areas and markets that that were worth visiting including the really nice walkway along the river.
Besides taking Dom’s mom and aunt to Ireland, Cambridge, and Canterbury, we also showed them some of our favourite areas in London.
Less than 50 meters from our place is the Marylebone Farmers Market, which occurs every Sunday from 10:00 to 14:00. It’s fairly small, but we often go there for our weekly vegetable, bread, milk, and butter supplies. Charlotte and Celine bought some delicious quiches and chilli sauce.