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A couple of hours in London with kids

For the last two years as part of our Lapland adventure we had to transit via Gatwick airport in London and due to the exceptionally early flight we end up staying in an airport hotel the night before. However following our incredible 2019 Lapland adventure we have decided we want to go back again in 2020. However this time we would like to spend a couple of hours in London as part of our 2020 trip.

london ferris wheel

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Ever since I was a kid London holds a sense of magic for me. We had been before kids, actually to celebrate my 21st many moons ago, but haven’t been with them so hopefully we will change that in 2020. Given the vastness of the city and so much to do. I decided to reach out to my fellow bloggers for some tips and highlights to make our limited hours as productive as possible.  However I must say at the very top of my list is a visit to The Apollo Theatre London I know my kids would go wild to see Horrible Histories there. I think most of us have heard of The Apollo so would love so much to see a show there.

So what do my fellow parenting bloggers recommend for a few short hours in London?

The boys are ages 7 and almost 5 so these recommendations do reflect the ages of the kids so do bear that in mind!

  • First up Typicalmummy.co.uk suggests the Harry Potter studios and I must admit while I know my oldest will really love this, I would too.  Ella refers to it as one of the best family days out they have had which is quite the review.
  • Next The Incidental Parent gives us a great insight in Kidzania. This is actually already on my pairs radar having see it on a YouTube video some time ago. I can really see the appeal of this for kids as its set up like real life simulated play areas
  • Laura from Threelittlezees.co.uk gives us a whistle stop tour of a day out in the London Bridge area, one of their highlights was the Shrek Adventure which looks very cool.
  • If off the beaten track is your preference then deepinmummymatters.com has you covered with her top picks for families that aren’t the typical London attractions. London being the tourist hotspot that it is this could be a fantastic list if you want a more chilled look at London.

Whatever you decide to do on a London trip one this for sure is try to catch on show. There are many family friendly shows available on best-tickets.co.uk.

If you do have any further tips for London in December drop them in the comments below.


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