I have only been to London once, I was 16 years old and on a school trip to see a play – If I remember rightly, it was an Inspector Calls by JB Priestly (it was our subject matter for one of our GCSEs the following summer). We stayed over in a hotel near King’s Cross and had to be evacuated from the hotel in the early hours as the fire alarms had been going off. It will certainly be a trip I will always remember.
I think it’s about time I revisited our capital and I’d love to take the boys with me. I think they’d love to see the sights of Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace (as would I) but London has so many things to offer that we could visit for a week and not see or do everything it has to offer. I am definitely going to see if we can go in summer when the boys are off school and their brother will be staying with us. It would be the perfect trip for us as a family of 6.
Here are some of the places I’d love to take the boys.
Harry Potter Studio Tour
The tour isn’t in London but it’s a shortish train journey on the tube. I am a huge, huge, huge fan of Harry Potter and would love to visit the studio tour. As we live so far away it would be the perfect attraction to visit whilst in London as it’s nearer there than home.
The West End
A visit to the theatre is definitely high on my list of places to go. I’d love to see Wicked or the Lion King (hoping to see one or both of them on Broadway when we get married in New York). The great thing about the west end is that there is so much choice of shows to see. If you’re planning a visit to London soon and want to treat you and your kids to a show be sure to look for discount tickets from Discount London before you book as you could save as much as 58% on admission prices. The savings you could make would then be able to be spent on a nice treat.
If you have a head for heights there’s no better way to see London’s skyline than in a pod on the London Eye. This isn’t an attraction for me as I don’t like small enclosed spaces but Matthew and the boys would love it, so whilst they took a ride on the London Eye, I would enjoy a little time to myself with a cup of tea and my kindle.
What isn’t to love about a day at the zoo. You could spend a whole day here and still leave wanting to see more. We are huge animal lovers in our house so getting up close to some of the world’s most endangered species. Apparently, the zoo is home to 750 different species and over 17,000 animals including tigers, lions, gorillas and Galapagos tortoises.
My Three hate shopping but I bet if I was to take them to The Disney Store and The Lego Shop they would leave very happy boys. We wouldn’t spend a whole day shopping but it’d be lovely to spend a little time shopping on one of London’s most famous streets. I’d probably take a trip to Regent Street and Harrod’s too just to say that I’d been.
Have you been to London? Are you planning a trip? If so, I’d love to hear where you plan to visit.
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