This thread ties in with several other threads going on here. Excursion #1 - Leicester Square to British Museum area Get your fill of comics and merchandise at Forbidden Planet, GOSH! Comics, the Cinema Store and Comicana. For books check out Borders. For a bit of culture head onto the British Museum, see Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre or Lord of the Rings the Musical at Theatre Royal. After all that walking, head to Bali Bali for an Indonesian culinary treat. Excursion to Forbidden Planet Gentle Giant talk on 12th July being planned - here [image=http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m309/timbolton/CE%20London%20maps/FF_outside_trip_01.jpg] Map Guide: 1. Bali Bali Bali Bali 150 Shaftesbury Avenue London WC2H 8HL Phone: 020 7836 2644 http://www.balibalirestaurant.com/ Mon - Sat 12pm - 2.15pm and 6pm - 11.15pm Sun 5pm - 10.15 Open Bank Holidays for dinner only. 2. Forbidden Planet Forbidden Planet London 179 Shaftesbury Ave London WC2H 8JR Telephone 0207 420 3666 Opening Hours Mon - Wed and Fri - Sat: 10:00am to 07:00pm Thurs: 10:00am to 08:00pm Sun: 12:00pm to 06:00pm http://www.forbiddenplanet.com/store/fp http://www.forbiddenplanetinternational.com/ http://www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/ 3. Lyceum Theatre (Lion King Musical) Lion King Performance Times Evenings: Tuesday to Saturday 7.30pm Matinees: Wednesday and Saturday 2.00pm Sunday 3.00pm The performance runs approximately 2 hours 45 mins which includes a 20 minute interval. Please note that strobe lighting is used during the show. Friday evenings & Sunday matinees (And Tuesday ? Thursday performances 29-31 May, 24 Jul - 30 Aug) Â£55.00, Â£47.50, Â£37.50, Â£30.00, Â£22.50 The Lyceum Theatre is located in Wellington Street situated at the corner of Aldwych in the heart of Covent Garden. Lyceum Theatre 21 Wellington Street London WC2E 7RQ 4. Borders Borders 120 Charing Cross Road London, WC2H OJR Phone: 020.7379.8877 Hours: Monday - Saturday 09:00 am to 11:00 pm Sunday 12:00 pm to 06:00 pm 5. Gosh Comics GOSH! Comics 39 Great Russell Street London WC1B 3NZ Open seven days a week 10am - 6pm Late nights - Thursday & Friday until 7pm http://www.goshlondon.com/index.html 6. Comicana Comicana 237 Shaftsbury Avenue LONDON WC2H 8EH Telephone 020 7836 5630 www.comicana.com No opening times provided. 7. The Cinema Store The Cinema Store (London) 4b Orion House, Upper Saint Martins Lane London WC2H 9NY Tel : +44 (0)207 379 7838 Mon to Sat:10am until 6.30pm / Sun: 11am until 5pm 8. Theatre Royal (Lord the Rings Musical) Lord of the Rings Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5JF http://www.lotr.com/home.php http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/venue/279090 Performance Times Monday evenings at 7.00pm Tuesday to Saturday evenings at 7.30pm Saturday matinees at 2.00pmThursday matinees at 2.00pm from 28 June Seat Prices Stalls Â£60.00, Â£50.00 Grand Circle Â£60.00 Upper Circle Â£42.50, Â£35.00 Balcony Â£27.50, Â£20.00, Â£15.00 Excursion #2 - Star Wars Exhibition, London Eye and Big Ben Head to the County Hall to view the Star Wars Exhibition, go for a spin on the London Eye and then off across Westminster Bridge to take in the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. [image=http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m309/timbolton/CE%20London%20maps/FF_outside_trip_02.jpg] Excursion to Star Wars Exhibition at County Hall being planned - here 1.