London bucket list

london bucket FI

Up until about a year ago London scared me, in my head all I pictured was hoards of people bustling around pushing and shoving trying to cram into the next tube that came along. I steered well clear. The thought of taking children up to London brought me out in a cold sweat how ever since starting my blog I have been up and down a fair few time for various events and I have fallen in love with the capital.
Yes it is busy at times but there is just an energy up there which is so different to the slow paced life I’m used to down in Dorset – it’s fun. It’s exciting.

The kids have been up with me a few times and loved it, all the trains and tubes are a really thrill for them. As it’s pretty direct and only a couple hours away I plan make in more of a regular thing for us to do, particularly as Maisy start’s school in just over a weeks time (eeeek!), I want those weekends we have to be special and full of fun so a couple of mini breaks in the city will be perfect. With great affordable London accommodation available it is absolutely ideal for a last minute break for families. There is so much to do I have been putting together a little list of all the places I’d love us to visit in London and thought I would share them with you!london bucket list

Our London bucket list:

  1. Museums – I was amazed at just how many museums there are in London and we’re not talking boring old museums we’re talking amazing interactive places where children can learn and have a ton of fun at the same time. A few I definitely want to tick off are, London transport museum which is free for children, science museum free for all (amazing) and the natural history museum again free admission!
  2. Discover children’s story centre –  My girls have wild imaginations, I would love to take them here too see that come to life in such a stimulating environment it looks like so much fun.
  3. London zoo – I love going to the zoo so this one is for me, I have never been to London zoo so over the next year that is 100% being ticked off, I am yet to take the girls to a proper big zoo like this they will love it.
  4. Take a walk along South Bank – from what I have heard and remember from a cold afternoon walking along my self in my teens, South Bank is an amazing place for children with a ton of things to do for instance the London Eye, Sea life London aquarium and the London dungeons (this I’ll save that for when they are a little older though!)
  5. Harrods – no trip to London would be complete with out a little visit to Harrods, I do love to shop but I want to take the girls to see Harrods toy kingdom, it sounds like every kids dream.

Have you done any of these with your little ones? Is there anywhere else you would add?

Disclaimer: This post was written in collaboration with Travelstay.co.uk 

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8 Comments

  1. August 27, 2015 / 5:17 pm

    I don’t quite get the London appeal just yet but when we do go I really want to do the museums, London zoo and the oceanarium!! The story centre sounds so good! Xx
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  2. August 27, 2015 / 5:30 pm

    I went to a boarding school on the outskirts of London and on weekends we would sometimes go to London for a trip. We would go to London Zoo, Madame Tussards, London Eye, Imperial War museum, Globe Theatre, Oxford Street shopping, Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and so many more. As I got older though I was too scared to venture into London by myself. But now that I’ve moved back up to Merseyside where I’m originally from I’d love to go back and see all the new tourist attractions. My favourite place in London though is Camden and Portobello Road.
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  3. August 28, 2015 / 10:52 am

    We loved our two trips to London. I highly recommend the Science Museum. In the basement, there’s an amazing sensory learning section for little ones & there’s a big water table with different flaps & squirtie things. My kids loved it. They also loved afternoon tea! #TheList
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  4. August 28, 2015 / 6:53 pm

    It’s really bad, but I haven’t taken my 3.5 year old to London yet, even though it is only a 30 minute train ride away! It always seems like such a big event that has to be planned down to the tiniest detail, but I think I need to just go for it! I really want to take him to the Natural History Museum, so that’s the plan for the autumn. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Katrina
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  5. September 1, 2015 / 2:07 pm

    Great bucket list. There are so many things to do in London I have been numerous times and its a never ending want to do lists and whether its just you going or taking kids there is something for everyone there. That’s why I love it so much. Happy exploring London sometime hun. Thank you for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme
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