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Day in London with kid

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Day in London with kid

Hey, Im in London for a football game with my 7 year old shortly - game is at 8pm so we basically have a day to spend in the city, 9am to 6pm. Looking for any ideas of areas to visit/activities. I dont want to try and do too much underground travel and walking during the day but we will need some focus to spend our day also and it'd be nice to see parts of city that might be interesting. He's big into football obviously so any football related ideas would be good - we've done the football museum in Manchester before, anything similar in London? Any museums that'd be worth a morning or afternoon? What areas would be good for a nice lunch or even a market area that'd have food stalls to wander around - Covent Garden? Again it'd be good if there was an area that we could base ourselves rather than spending the day running from place to place, any suggestions? He is into Harry Potter also but I think it'd be too much of a rush to try and do the Harry Potter tour that day also?

Thanks for help.

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1. Re: Day in London with kid

There is a (rather expensive) Harry Potter shop at Kings Cross train station (near platform 9), where there is usually a queue of people wanting to have a photo taken pushing a luggage trolley through the brick wall (££). There are some streetfood vendors behind the station during the week at Granary Sq. Primark has a selection of Harry Potter themed clothing and housewares (cushions/throws/candles) for a more reasonable price.

A quick google for football tours revealed these:

https://www.timeout.com/london/attractions/l…

I would tend to try Borough market or behind Southbank/Festival Hall for streetfood stalls. You might find it warmer and drier to use an app like vouchercloud and get discount vouchers for a chain eatery.

As far as bases go, South Ken isn't so daft. There are some child-friendly chains like Carluccios/Pret/Comptior Libannais amongst others near the tube station and then you have the Science and Natural History museums just up the road (both free of charge).

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2. Re: Day in London with kid

What About Wembley Stadium Tour

www.wembleystadium.com/Wembley-Tours.aspx

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<<Kings Cross train station (near platform 9), where there is usually a queue of people wanting to have a photo taken pushing a luggage trolley through the brick wall (££). There are some streetfood vendors behind the station during the week... >>

And there's the real food market outside the front of King's Cross from Weds-Fri every week, there's some very nice stuff there (if a bit dear).

realfoodfestival.co.uk/real-food-markets/…

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^^^ Hailey2018 joined TA today and has made 2 posts both linking to the same website. Possibly just coincidence ?

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Which game are you going to? There's not a specific football museum in London, but both the Chelsea and Arsenal stadium tours are very good.

Maybe Camden would be a nice place to take your son. The food stalls around the Stables area are very good and you could look through all the other areas selling t-shirts, hats and other stuff.

Also from there you could take the canal boat to Regent's Park for the zoo, or all the way to Maida Vale. However, until the end of March it only does the trip three times a day. Many more journeys in summer.

http://www.londonwaterbus.com/timetable.html

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Seems there is a Hailey or works for the website she posted the link to. Reported.

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8. Re: Day in London with kid

The London Transport Museum in Covent Garden is popular with kids:

https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/

A boat trip along the Thames from say Westminster Pier to the Tower of London might appeal too.

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You can take your boy to HMS Belfast and to Golden Hynde ( full scale replica of Sir Francis Drake's ship ) - both are extremely popular with the boys of that age.

A visit to V&A for the Samurai Armoury exhibition won't cost you a penny, and it's really good.

Yehuda.

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10. Re: Day in London with kid

Hey thanks for all the suggestions. Tottenham game at Wembley is one we are going to.

Just further queries. Is there a hop on/hop off bus tour that's better than the rest, as that might be a good way for him to see the city without killing ourselves walking? Any suggestions on a nice Italian for lunch?

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