Celebrate Roald Dahl Day

September 13

In honor of one of the world’s best storytellers, Roald Dahl Day takes place every year on September 13th. Four fantastical ways to celebrate in London and Surrey:

Roald Dahl Museum & Story Centre (Great Missenden) — Get a glimpse into the life of Roald Dahl and what inspired his fanciful stories and enduring characters (Willa Wonka is 58 years and counting).  Here you will find his Writing Hut left as is — including the ball of foil wrappers from the three bars he ate nearly everyday (consequently he needed false teeth at 21 — also on display!) and part of his hip bone and the handcrafted writing table finished with cloth from a pool table.  Apparently, over his 36 year writing career, he wrote exclusively with US pencils and legal pads of paper.
www.roalddahl.com+44 1494 892192
81-83 High Street, Great Missenden, Bucks HP16 0AL

Charlie & the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea (London) — Speaking of having a sweet tooth, One Aldwych, located across the street from the Lyceum Theatre features one of the sweetest afternoon teas and is sure to please kids or kids at heart. Special touches include a keepsake illustrated menu featuring different characters on the cover from the book. With Afternoon Tea service Wednesday – Sunday beginning at Noon until 3 pm (weekdays and 4 pm weekends) it is perfectly timed to enjoy before a 2:30 pm Lion King matinee.
onealdwych.com+44 2073 0010008
1 Aldwych, London 

Matilda The Musical (London)— Winner of 99 international awards, including seven Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical (record for the most won by a musical), Matilda The Musical re-opened at West End's Cambridge Theatre September 2021 and recently celebrated its 10th anniversary in London. A Netflix film adaptation of Roald Dahl's Matilda is set scheduled to be released in the UK on December 2nd.
uk.matildathemusical.com+44 2039 252998
Earlham Street, LondonWC2H 9HU

National Motor Museum (Hampshire) — While Roald Dahl was best known for his book writing, he helped co-write the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang screenplay that was made into a film. The original vehicle is included in a world-famous collection of 280+ vehicles at the National Motor Museum.

BONUS : The Beaulieu Attraction is one of the top visitor's destinations and the all-inclusive ticket includes access to The National Motor Museum, World of Top Gear, Palace House & Gardens, Little Beaulieu, Beaulieu Abbey, The Secret Army Exhibition and unlimited rides on the monorail.
www.nationalmotormuseum.org.uk+44 1590 614650
Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7ZN

As Roald Dahl once said 'A little magic can take you a long way.'


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