In my younger and more vulnerable years, my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since. “If you ever take a bunch of teenagers to England,” he told me, “just remember to allot at least one full day for shopping. Oh, and see The Immersive Ensemble’s Great Gatsby Experience if you can. It’s just tremendous.”
He didn’t say any more, but we’ve always been unusually communicative in a reserved way, and I understood that he meant a great deal more than that. In consequence, The Londoneers took their second Friday in The City as an opportunity to shop the stores and the markets, and shop they did, touring up and down famed Oxford Street, pouring over the infinite pages contained in the apply named Daunt Bookstore, and finally ended their mercantile mecca at Camden Square.
Back at the hotel, all changed into their best 1920s attire for the evening’s immersive Gatsby event. Held in a “speakeasy,” The Great Gatsby Experience lived up to its billing as the entirety of Fitzgerald’s most famous narrative played out right before our eyes in all of its sordid and tragic glory.
And so we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly to our hotel bedrooms so we can rest up for our very last night in Foggy Londontown!
Chris Spying the Best Deals
Riding in Style
At Gatsby’s,Waiting for the Party to Start