Weekend trip to London
Is London the most magnificent city in the world? No other place in the world has such a famous queen as Elizabeth II and, the symbols like the Big Ben, House of Parliament, Tower of London and Buckingham Palace. This, to say a few. Not to mention the Beatles, the most famous rock band in the world, founded in 1950 by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Star and George Harrison.
The Beatles dragged crowds, established Rock in England in 1960, and changed the history of World Music.
Last time when we’ve been to London, Kid’s greatest joy was only to walk the streets, get into the Tube, ride London buses and see the city.
Boys loved Waterloo Station and walked around the city, like in Oxford Street.
Here is some Tipps about two incredible attractions to take the kids: London Eye and National History Museum. We haven’t time to make it, but I also give some info about the visit to Parliament.
We look forward to returning and going to The Making of Harry Potter, at Warner Bros Studios, just outside London. For those who are going, you have to buy the tickets in advance!
Link to Park’s official website here
One of the symbols of London seems to float over Central London and has a privileged view over much of the city. Worth its to buy the tickets online: Standard Ticket Adults £27 and children £22
(Possible to combine the ticket with other attractions, like the London Aquarium or the Madame Tussauds Museum adult price £ 36)
To purchase your ticket, click here on the official website of the London Eye.
Big Ben and Parliament
Guided visits to Parliament, exclusive to families with children, can be held every Saturday between October and February. In December and January, also on Fridays.(Adults £ 18.50 and children up to 15 yo free)
Link for booking and information, here.
Natural History Museum
A must for the whole family is the Natural History Museum in London. One of the most visited museums in the city, with more than 5 million visitors per year.There is much to see, and the main attractions of the Museum are:
-Gallery of Life
-Temple for Nature
-Minerals and Fossils
-Ecology, Biology, Garden Nature and Birds
-Volcanoes, Earthquakes, and more!
One of the most interesting exhibits for me is Earthquakes. We can participate in a simulator that takes place inside an apartment in Japan. Amazing!! Take a look at the website for special exhibitions and events for the time that will visit the Museum. And arrive early to try to avoid the queues!
The Natural History Museum
London SW7 5BD
Open every day from 10:00 a.m. to 5:50 p.m. Last admission at 5:30 p.m.
The Museum closes from 24-26 December.
That was only some few things that we can see and experience in London, much more you find it on Visit London website, link here.
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Thanks for reading!! I´m Aline and glad to show you our tips for your best vacation in Switzerland with Kids! We are based in Lucerne and weekly testing families day trips and outdoor adventures! Enjoy and welcome to Switzerland! 🙂