Category Archives: London

30Mar/18

The National Gallery, London – is it child friendly?

I love The National Gallery in London but as much as I love it, it’s not somewhere I would rush to take the children. Well, certainly not all of it.

You see, I think children should be exposed to art from a young age, but an art gallery is not always the best environment. Children tend to be…..energetic, shall we say? And art can’t always be appreciated by others if they have short people running around them and shouting “boobies!” whenever they see a life drawing.

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Our trip up the Thames with City Cruises, London

February saw the twins’ seventh birthday. Instead of a party, we decided to spend the money doing something they really wanted to do instead. They decided on a trip to London. They wanted to see where the Queen lived, and where Paddington was filmed. While this wouldn’t be my first trip to London (understatement!) it would be theirs, and I thought the best thing would be to show them as many as the famous sights as possible. City Cruises invited us to try out their River Thames cruise, and it was perfect for seeing some of the most popular sights in London. Have you ever done a river cruise?

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26Jul/17
Picturing Hetty Feather at the Foundling Museum

Picturing Hetty Feather at The Foundling Museum, London

This week, The Foundling Museum in London invited us to go and see the exhibition Picturing Hetty Feather and meet author Jacqueline Wilson. As my two older children have read pretty much every Jacqueline Wilson book ever written including the entire Hetty Feather series, we couldn’t say no to this one!

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16Jun/15
With Mark Champkins at The Science Museum

A night at The Science Museum with Mark Champkins and BT

As a family travel blogger, we get invited to some fantastic places. On most occasions we are invited to test somewhere as a regular punter. We get to see what everyone else sees, and try out the things that are available to everyday paying guests. We love sharing our thoughts and experiences with you so you can make up your mind if a particular day out is the right one for you and your family. Continue reading

26Apr/13

Big Bus Tours, London

Call me a geek if you like, but I love the London bus tours. They are a great way of getting your bearings and learning lots of new things about one of the  biggest cities in the world.
 
They are not cheap and you really need to do every bit of it to get your money’s worth, but I could honestly sit on them all day going round and round. Unfortunately, the day we went, we didn’t have the time to do it all (we interspersed our voyage with trips to The Royal Mews, and to have afternoon tea) but we ran like crazy to make sure we caught the last one and had a fab trip round London as the evening drew in, and the lights came up.

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