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17/06/2013 at 13:52
With H and the girls, it's a while since I've been and never with kids in tow never mind a stroppy 19 month old.
we arrive at Euston about 9ish and plan to head to the natural history museum. Take a packed lunch too.
lucy wants to see the queen so were off to the palace too and maybe if we get time Houses of Parliament etc then end up in covent garden for an early tea.
any tips for the order I should be doing things?
we are taking the zia and sling so managing the tube shouldn't be too tough. Lucy also wants to go on a double decker but I looked at those open top tours and they seem so expensive, am I missing something?
17/06/2013 at 14:05
Sounds like the order you should be going in is the one you've listed!
Suggest taking the Piccadilly line to south ken for the natural history museum first (will get sooooo busy later!) - you'll need to get it from kings x though so you can either go one stop on the northern line, or just walk down the Euston road (latter will be so much easier).
Then you can get a bus from Nat history museum along the Brompton road to Hyde park corner, am sure that one of the routes along there will be a double decker (though can check if you want). Then walk through green park to buck palace. Houses of Parliament is a bit of a detour if you want to go to covent garden though? Depends which is your priority. I would suggest CG over HoP.
HTH and you have a fab day :)
17/06/2013 at 14:37
Thanks Bw that's really helpful. Hop not essential but would be nice, I do want to do covent garden as I like it plus there's thedisney store and street entertainers
17/06/2013 at 15:05
Natural History museum is big for little legs - don't try to do too much in there. Look at the floor plans pick a few things and stick to those. If you want to do the dinosaurs - and some kids find the TRex really scary while others love it - go early before the queue starts.
You can get the bus along from the Houses of Parliament down the Strand towards Covent Garden and then get off at the top end of the Strand.
17/06/2013 at 22:53
no advice as I've no idea, but enjoy xx
17/06/2013 at 23:18
Thanks weekender, I can't wait and cedar, more great advice thank you x
17/06/2013 at 23:19
Get the little explorers packs from the customer service desk in the natural history museum, you can choose which gallery to focus on and makes it good fun for little ones
17/06/2013 at 23:22
Thank you Catarina, I shall do that. I presume it's too big to do all in one day
18/06/2013 at 06:04
Yes! Especially if you want to do other things as well. We do natural history and science museum quite a bit, and just do parts rather than rushing around the whole thing, they are just too big. The little explorers packs are free by the way, you leave a deposit and get it back on return. Mine like the dinosaurs and the animal galleries best, but look at their website if you haven't already and work out which bits you want to see the most.
18/06/2013 at 09:23
My daughter likes the mammals room and she also likes the insects room - it has a house with displays of the different insects. Science museum has loads too - we generally run out of steam before we explore this much.
You could get the District line tube from South Ken as far as Victoria then its just a short walk round to Buck Palace. Then either potter through St James Park towards Trafalgar Square and get the bus there or go back to the tube at Victoria go to Westminster get off there and see the Houses of Parliament then get the bus there along the Strand. Covent Garden is just behind the Strand. None of these bits are very far apart, it just depends how much stamina the children have for walking.
If you look on the Transport for London website you'll be able to see the bus routes.
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