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14/07/2013 at 22:39
So we've decided we want to go to London in the 6 week holiday and are hoping to stay at a premier inn for 2 night. We will have 3 days and are interested in the Natural History museum, Imperial war museum, the science museum aswell as touristy places like Buckingham palace, Covent garden (this is where the street performers, little cafes ect are right?) will we have enough time? Is there anything we must must do? Any hidden gems? There is four of us, me, H, T (11) and C (10 months) if that makes any difference?
14/07/2013 at 22:56
We're planning similar, but will have a 4.5 yr old and a 6 week old ... eek, I must be mad. We aren't going to be able to do much in a day because Zoe will get over tired. Our plan is to stay at the Premier Inn County Hall as it is right by London Eye. Will buy a ticket for the big red bus and use that to get around so Zoe can see things without us having to actually go to them.
We are planning on doing Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London in two days, and will probably do the London Eye as well.
14/07/2013 at 23:01
Yup you must be mad :-) I thought I was! Oh the red busses, good idea, I think we were going to use the underground. Would the red busses be better do you think? We're up in Suffolk so whilst we're not a million miles away, we're far enough away that i dont plan on doing it again for a long time!!
14/07/2013 at 23:03
And meet me JB, yes?!
15/07/2013 at 08:10
The river cruises are good and you can often get a combined boat/red bus ticket. Yes Covent Garden is where the street entertainers are and lots of good places to eat there too.
15/07/2013 at 09:50
Oo i like the sound of a river cruise! Wish we could afford longer down there! I thought it was covent garden, thanks :-)
15/07/2013 at 20:16
It's obviously the place to be - we're going to London for a few days with a 13 month old, not sure what to do with him! River cruise could be an idea! x
15/07/2013 at 20:29
Rusty, we will be with H so not sure how much time we will have. Depends what time we get down on the Friday - and what time he actually finishes work. I'm trying to get him to meet me at Kings Cross otherwise Zoe, pram & luggage could be interesting ! However if we don't manage it this time I am sure we will be down again at some point.
15/07/2013 at 21:34
If you are doing the bus tours you can convert Tesco clubcard vouchers for bus tickets which is def worth doing as its about £30 an adult!
We went last Sunday with a 3 year old and 9 year old, it was roasting! We managed changing of the guard at the palace then walked through st James park up to Trafalgar square, ate lunch on the steps there (sandwiches from the Tesco express across the street) then went on the bus tour which took almost a fill three hours without getting off anywhere!
Think you can also use clubcard vouchers for London eye x
16/07/2013 at 07:22
Oh brilliant! Thanks for the tips, not sure how to exchange clubcard points but will try and wotk it out. Thanks again.
16/07/2013 at 07:57
Have a look at duck tours, it's an amphibious bus that does a tour on land then onto the Thames. We did it in February and it was good fun, the tour was kept quite humorous but interesting and it was great fun driving into the river.
16/07/2013 at 08:08
If you go on to the Tesco website and click on clubcard and log into your account click on exchanges/rewards and you just add things to your basket then it lets you select clubcard vouchers to use x
16/07/2013 at 08:17
Oo that sounds good! Got lots of looking up to do online. Thanks for the clubcard tips :-)
16/07/2013 at 10:38
Zoe and I did the duck tour last year and she really enjoyed it. This time we are specifically going to see where the Queen lives so having to prioritise this. I'm also now a bit scared, even though I know it is silly, because on of the Ducks sank in Liverpool the other week - the one my mum & Zoe go on almost every month.
16/07/2013 at 11:07
All the museums are great. You can fill plenty of time with walks along the river etc too. River trips to Greenwich are also lovely, and I also loved the bus tour though wouldn't use it as my only mode of transport. Tower of London is fantastic but expensive. With a lot of things if you buy a day travel card on the tube you'll get BOGOF entry.
Absolute must for me would be a trip to hamleys - was a highlight of my childhood trips to london. Do be prepares for everything to be heaving during the holidays though
16/07/2013 at 11:39
Duck tour sounds brilliant! And definatly need to do Hamleys, we're going to go in the last week of August but expect it to be busy!!
16/07/2013 at 12:28
We're going bank holiday weekend .... we must be mad.
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