London’s Calling

London's Calling
It’s been ten years since we last visited London, a lot has changed since back then. We are now married, have moved house and are parents to two beautiful children. I can’t wait to show them the big city, especially to take them to the all-famous toy shop ‘Hamleys’ and watch their jaws drop at the sheer size of the place never mind its contents.

We are planning to drive down with as many stops as possible considering that we have a rather travel sick little lady. Hopefully we can ‘skip the sick’ and make it through the journey without any Dramas, wishful thinking hey?

My brother-in-law and his lovely fiance have recently had a beautiful baby boy who we are desperate to meet. This of course will be our first stop, we are then hoping to share a couple of days out in the big smoke together.

We have booked into a hotel on the outskirts of London and whilst we are driving down, we will be letting our Zafira rest in their car park and then travel via train and tube into the city to avoid possible road rage and wasting time in traffic jams.

There is so much to do in London and with only a couple of days I have put together an itinerary list so that we are able to get as much out of the weekend as possible.

Firstly after the big drive we are planning to relax with our family, grab some cuddles with our nephew and then to get some serious sleep before heading into the city the following day.

The following day we are hoping to visit the Natural History Museum with my brother-in-law, his fiance and their beautiful bub. We were struggling to decide between The Natural History Museum and The Science Museum but after hearing reports from friends and family I think The Natural History Museum may have more to offer for a three-year old. Perhaps when E is older we can have a day out at The Science Museum, we are hoping to make our visits to London an annual trip so there is plenty of time for all the other attractions.

The next day will be our final day before travelling home. We are hoping to do a whistle-stop tour around the city. I am not sure whether to do this via the tube or perhaps by a boat on the Thames. Either way we are hoping to see:

  • The London Eye
  • Big Ben & The Houses Of Parliament
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Trafalgar Square & Nelson’s Column
  • Tower Bridge
  • St Paul’s Cathedral

We will then travel to Hamley’s Toy Shop for the rest of the afternoon where I am fairly certain the kids will want to remain until they have emptied our wallets. That evening we are hoping to grab a take away and to rest our feet after the day sight-seeing before the big journey home.

I have yet to write my many lists for packing, I also need to pickup our suitcases from the in-laws who are currently storing most of our garage contents due to the ongoing building work. If you have any tips, suggestions or advice for our London Trip then please be sure to add a comment below.



Dear Bear and Beany


  1. October 18, 2016 / 2:36 pm

    Sounds like a great trip planned! Kids or no kids, Hamley’s is a must for any London trip. Have fun and hope there’ll be no dramas or sickness on the way.

  2. October 18, 2016 / 10:46 pm

    I have never been to london but would to go and see a theatre production!

  3. October 20, 2016 / 2:16 pm

    Sounds like a wonderful trip! Imagining it will be absolutely gorgeous with all that sight seeing! #coolmumclub

  4. October 20, 2016 / 4:11 pm

    Sounds like a great trip, I really want to take my two as well. The open top tour buses are a great way to see all the sights as you can get on and off at any of the stops as many times as you like. Good luck for the journey, hope you have a fab time x

  5. October 20, 2016 / 9:40 pm

    I take it for granted that london is on our doorstep. We took the kiddies in the summer for the first time – I’d highly recommend the Rainforest cafe, it was their highlight!
    Thanks for linking to #coolmumclub – have a safe and awesome trip!

  6. October 21, 2016 / 11:29 am

    Wow thats a lot to do in one day! I have posted about my top trips road tripping’ with little ones on the blog if you’d like to have a gander! Have a wonderful time… I used to live in London and had forgotten about Hamlets entirely… will definitely have to go with the little man soon! Thank you for reminding me <3 #coolmumclub

  7. October 22, 2016 / 7:22 pm

    Oh, I can’t wait until my son is old enough to visit the Natural History Museum – I loved our visits there when I was little. He’s two and a half, so I think a bit longer to wait, but I think 3 is a good age. Have a wonderful time – I hope Hamleys doesn’t bankrupt you! Thanks so much for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  8. October 23, 2016 / 9:57 pm

    I love a trip to London! I have only taken Alice to the O2 before and can’t wait for Holly to be a bit older so we can start doing trips with both the girls. There is so much to do and see. I think Hamleys will be on our list too! Have a great time. Thank you for for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove x

  9. October 25, 2016 / 1:08 pm

    I think last went to London in 2008 and watched the Olympic Games Handover concert outside Buckingham Palace! I remember going with the school one time – maybe 2009? I remember it was arund the time that Michael Jackson died.

    I’d like to go back again one day. Hope you have a great time in London!


  10. October 25, 2016 / 5:08 pm

    I’ve never been to London ( or anywhere in Europe ) but it’s on my list. Looks great #tuesdaytreasures

  11. October 26, 2016 / 6:49 pm

    Sounds like you’ve really thought the trip through. #tuesdaytreasures

    • October 26, 2016 / 6:50 pm

      All done now and glad I planned it all x

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