Thursday, 21 September 2017

London with kids - My top tips

London with kids is a brilliant day out but some planning makes the trip a lot easier.  There is so much to see and do that a little research before you go will make a huge difference.  If you can stay overnight this is beneficial as it can be tiring especially with little ones.

London with the kids - My top tips

  • Plan your visit. Have a rough idea of what you want to do & order. We knew we were visiting the Tower of London so I found a hotel within a few minutes walk from there. 
Raven's at The Tower of London

Tower of London

Tower of London

  • Don't worry. I thought the children might find the rush & tube daunting but they were totally unfazed.

  • Rest. There's so much to do you can have the tendency to squeeze everything in but this just results in tired/grumpy children & no fun for anyone.

  • Premier Inn offer free breakfasts for children & have loads of locations with family rooms. We stayed at London Bank (Tower) hotel.

  • If you have a Merlin Pass you can visit Madame Tussands, Sea Life London, Shrek's Adventure, London Dungein and the London Eye for FREE.  Please check terms and conditions as some passess have restictions on peak time.

  • If you are able stay on a Sunday most hotels offer a better rate.

  • A hop on hop off bus is a good way to see lots in a short space of time and save tired little legs.
Trafalgar Square
Big Ben (Elizabeth Tower)

View of the London Eye

  • Check for voucher codes at restaurants.  We went to Zizzi and saved £15 with an offer on their own website.  Can definitely recommend great kids menu and lovely food.
Lego Store - Leicester Square

National History Musuem

  • Remember there's loads of free activitiesHyde park with the Diana memorial fountain, play area and Serpentine, St James Park near Buckingham Palace famous for it's resident Pelicans and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with the Tumbling Bay playground.  The National history museum, Museum of London Docklands, The science museum, for Harry Potter fans visit Platform 9 3/4 at King's Cross Station. Visit Covent Garden to see the street performers and watch the Changing the Guard ceremony outside Buckingham Palace or simply stroll around taking in the sites, my son was thrilled to see Big Ben in real life.
London with Kids
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Emma xxx

1 comment

  1. Thanks for sharing your experience of London with your readers.I will definitely keep these tips in my mind when ever I visit this beautiful city London.