I don't normally take a backpack on vacation as my purse, just a tote bag or larger purse. The reason is that with children they normally end up handing you things as you are out and about, a place to put our passports, camera, map, etc
Those of you that have gone to London with children, or not, do you take a larger purse or tote bag and use that as you are out and about? We are traveling next week and into early April and since the weather can be ever changing I know that we will all be wearing layers and I can see them taking off the lighter jackets if it warms up or while we are indoors at a museum. I imagine we will want to take small umbrellas with us also in case of rain.
So what does everyone usually carry around? I really don't want to be carrying anything heavy
Would a backpack be a good thing to have along for our daytrip to Paris?