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Trip to London

On 7 Jul 2014 at 7:18pm Lottie wrote:
I want to take my son (he's 6) on his first trip to London. Any suggestions as to what to do? Just have a look at the sights? or a specific museum? I get a bit anxious so want to plan something properly
On 7 Jul 2014 at 9:51pm Extra wrote:
My four year old Grandsons love the National History Museum, ride on the top deck of a London bus and picnic in the parks.
They don't like the always packed four carriages return to Lewes.
On 8 Jul 2014 at 8:47am tom wrote:
Science museum
On 8 Jul 2014 at 10:22am belladonna wrote:
Natural History or Science museum are great for kids but always packed especially in the school holidays. The South Bank is always fun and free, as is Covent Garden, or any of the many markets. We used to take a ride on the number 15 Routemaster bus which gives a great trip across town with all the sights without having to pay for a tourist bus.
The other thing you could do is take a boat down the river, stop off at Tate Modern across the river from St Pauls.
Or there's the new high wire gondolas across the Thames at Woolwich and the new Olympic park.
if you take a train to London Bridge you can visit Borough market and walk to Tower bridge, visit Tower of London.

My advice is to choose one thing in one area and stick to that - don't try to do too much. Take a packed lunch and pre book tickets and travel cards.
If you're a bit anxious about the trip why not introduce him to the Booth museum in Brighton instead, just to whet his appetite for Natural History and museums ?
On 8 Jul 2014 at 11:34am Slarty wrote:
As has been said, Natural History and Science Museums are good.
Hamleys in Regent Street is an eye opener for kids (especially if they have been good).
Rain Forest Cafe if a fun place to eat.
Lady Dianna Memorial park (in Kensington Park I think) is a good play stop.
London eye is good but will include a big queue and if you or your son gets scared of heights, you're stuck for 30 mins!
Has he done any projects at school about London? My son wanted to see Pudding Lane (from the Great Fire) and Tower of London. Perhaps a trip to Buckingham Palace (if you/he is that way inclined).
If you have Tescos vouchers you can make big savings on loads of attractions.
As has been said, get a plan before you go rather than just wandering.

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