If there’s one city that has my heart it’s London. Courtesy of our unwelcome friend Covid, it’s been a year since I’ve stepped foot in my home town. I have lived in Asia for the past 18 years but London never ceases to amaze me. There’s so much to do, from galleries to restaurants to strolling around the city. The city has a plethora of accommodation options, making it easy for a staycation. I can’t wait to get there in 2021!
In anticipation of my next visit, I decided to round up the top 3 attractions on my London Bucket list. Of course with limited visitor numbers, check in advance for opening times and whether you need to pre-book tickets. Most of all, be careful and stay safe!
Let’s face it, kids want to visit a museum where the exhibition is interactive. The Science Museum has lots of fascinating parts to it but Wonderlab is the winner for kids. From chemistry experiments to friction slides, the kids will have fun whilst learning. All visitors are now required to pre-book a free museum ticket. You’ll then need to buy a ticket to Wonderlab. Of course my favourite part of the Science Museum is the fact that my dad volunteers there on a Wednesday. Once the world is safe and in full operation, you’ll find him giving tours around the Space Gallery.
The Science Museum is handily located on Exhibition Rd in South Kensington. So if you haven’t had your museum fill, you can always pop into the Natural History, or another favourite of mine, the V&A after.
Strolling around Covent Garden
Covent Garden one of central London’s most charming neighbourhoods. Covent Garden Market has numerous specialty shops selling interesting nick nacks. Street performers line entertain the crowds and the human statues spook the kids. Combine with a visit to the London Transport Museum, another family friendly winner.
There are so many delicious eateries in the neighbourhood. A favourite of mine is Balthazar, which does all day brasserie dining.
Tower Of London
The last time I visited this historic monument was on a school trip aged 8. I’ll never forget admiring the Crown Jewels in the Jewel House. Made For Mums has a handy roundup of tips for a visit. Keep your eye out for one of the famous raven. Lore dictates the kingdom and the Tower of London will fall if the six resident ravens ever leave the fortress. There are seven ravens remaining at the Tower today…
If the weather is compliant, you may want to combine with a walk from Tower Bridge to Westminster. Babyroutes has a suggested walk of an hour, easy to do with a stroller.
This post was written in collaboration with Hotels.com, but all views are my own.