Sarah Jessica Parker is really quite obsessed with the London Underground

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  • January 31, 2024
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Published Jan 31, 2024, 1:37pm|Updated Jan 31, 2024, 7:50pm

Sarah Jessica Parker is in love with the London Underground.

More than that, the Sex and the City star, 58, says she wants to be ‘completely conversant’ with the Tube.

Oh Sarah, that’s the dream of many a Londoner. How much you have to learn.

‘I want to know Jubilee, Piccadilly, Northern,’ the star said speaking at the opening night of her play Plaza Suite, running at the Savoy Theatre.

‘I want to know Edgware,’ – okay then – ‘I want to know all of it, Barnet, High Hill (sic), whatever’ she added, chatting to What’s On Stage.

‘I want all of it and I even found a map store that takes me back to the early maps of the Forties. So your system here is so exquisite, you have great public transport.’

Why thank you kindly, Hollywood icon Sarah.

But although Sarah loves our colourful transport system, she’s not so impressed with the restaurants’ opening times – which do not cater for the theatre, darling.

She said: ‘I could go on and on about how deeply in love I am with this city.

‘However, you have a curtain that comes down at 10.12pm-10.14pm and it’s your big meal of the day and you’re starving and the hustle to get there before you’re holding up an entire staff and a kitchen, which is the last thing we want to do.

‘That’s the talk that surrounds the show – “where is our meal tonight?”‘

The US actor stars alongside her husband Matthew Broderick in the comedy play, written by Neil Simon.

This isn’t Sarah’s first time in the West End, as she actually rehearsed her first ever Broadway play in central London, when she starred in The Innocents, directed by Harold Pinter and starring Claire Bloom.

Given Pinter and Bloom were situated in the UK at the time, they rehearsed in the capital’s Drury Lane Theatre back in 1976.

As for grafting with her husband, Sarah said it’s a real first. Childcare duties had previously stopped them working on the same show, so one of them could be home.

SJP’s husband Matthew, fellow acting royalty and star of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, said the couple try to keep the show in the theatre, not wanting to bring work home with them.

Instead, much of their conversation is dominated on how to find an open restaurant in central London past 10.30pm. Maybe they ought to try Edgware…

In 2019, Sarah shared her very random love for key cutting shop Timpson’s on London’s High Street Kensington station.

Sharing an amateur picture of the front of the store, the fashionista complimented her ‘new favourite wee shop’ for their umbrella display.

‘Scenes from a rendezvous with a London working husband. Included among them my new favorite wee shop at Kensington High St tube station,’ she said, to the bafflement of fans.

Sarah and Matthew tied the knot in 1997, around six years after they first met.

Despite being two of the biggest names in Hollywood, Matthew and Sarah have kept much of their marriage firmly behind closed doors.

They welcomed 21-year-old James in 2002 and their 14-year-old twins, Marion and Tabitha, in 2009 via surrogate.

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