A visit to London does not need to be restricted to just a day trip. Why not consider planning a fabulous weekend adventure in our capital city it’s easier than you think! Booking an apartment or house offers you many benefits including: freedom – cost effectiveness – flexible locations – ability to keep the all-important routine for younger children.
The tube experience is an interesting one and worth doing, if only to warm the children up on a cold day! For fun sightseeing take an open top bus ride touring the major sites and looking at the truly stunning architecture, old and new. My children always compete to spot the longest limo! On warmer days the river taxi is fun so many of London’s iconic landscapes like Tower Bridge are easy to spot and admire. You could end your journey at Canary Wharf and visit the O2.
The British Music experience at the O2 is fabulous fun for all of the family with memorabilia spanning decades and interactive instruments such as Gibson guitars, pianos, drums and also a vocal booth to record yourself singing and release your inner pop star! With plenty of genres to enjoy this really is a fun family experience.
When you finally drag yourself away from all the musical fun and leave the O2 you could perhaps try a walk with a difference, walk across the roof of the white dome and take in the breath taking views.
You will find The Shard on the Southbank the tallest building in Western Europe at an impressive height of 310 metres. Travel up 68 floors in a Kaleidoscopic high speed lift the view will be exhilarating. Opening to the public on 1st February and booking tickets is recommended. The Shard is the new ‘must do’!
Heading back towards the London Eye, as you stroll along the river be sure to have some spare change for the truly brilliant street acts that line the embankment. From incredible break-dancers to fire-eaters you will be wowed by the tricks and turns that make such a great show.
If it’s a live circus that takes your fancy…
|Cirque du Soleil|
The amazing and intriguing Cirque du Soleil – at the Royal Albert Hall: one of London’s most iconic venues which opened in 1871 and was named after Queen Victoria’s late husband Prince Albert. This magnificent building hosts over 300 events a year from Classical concerts, Opera, Pop and Rock to charity events and now Cirque du Soleil’s Kooza. A story about “The Innocent” told using Acrobatic wonder and the art of clowning; taking you on a loners’ journey in search of his place in the world and told with humour and emotion. A visual treat for the senses so prepared to be wowed! Showing from 5th January – 14th February.
Sticking with the theatrical..
|Matilda the musical|
Museums for something educational and fun...
|The Science Museum|
Planning a weekend in London really allows you to enjoy all that is on offer in this wonderful city.
This is a Guest post from Kirsti Banyard, a travel writer for Home Away.