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London for kids

Bergen
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London for kids

London:

Mid May

Father (3rd visit)

Two sons (7 &10) (2nd visit)

5 days

Staying: West Kensington (station)

"Quality time" (and shopping)

Have done: Portobello Road Market, London Eye, Natural History Museum, Oxford Street.

Kids rejected: Theatre

What should we prioritize this time?

Why are there so few treads on kids in London?

Sam

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1. Re: London for kids

Quite a lot of threads regarding kids in London:

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/SearchForums?scope=2&ff=17&geo=186338&q=kids&sub-search.x=0&sub-search.y=0&sub-search=Click+to+search+forums&returnTo=__2F__

(Too long to make a link, you'll have to copy & paste).

Regards.

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2. Re: London for kids

Thanks, bu I did the search and the newest tread is six months old and closed.

Edited: 11 February 2010, 20:06
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3. Re: London for kids

Time to boat down to Greenwich then!

Have you been to the Tower of London?

Hampton Court Palace

Hamleys Toy Store

Get out of London and visit Warwick Castle...

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4. Re: London for kids

Second on Tower of London. Add British Museum (focus on things they might like). Windsor Castle is great and you can see Changing of the Guard there easier than at Buckingham. Covent Garden Market- each day has different vendors but Friday and Saturday are great with kids. Camden Lock Market. Regents Park and Zoo. Maybe London Dungeon. Curise to Greenwitch- do on a Sunday if possible as there is a good market then. The Greenwitch park is very nice and lots to do in the area if kids are intersted. Ask them about Lion King or similar theatre- might could still talk them into it.

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5. Re: London for kids

My son was 10 when we saw Lion King and he loved it. The Tower was a favorite, as was Hamley's. Also the HMS Belfast (though I don't know if it's open in the winter).

Derfinitely take the cruise down to Greenwich and wander around there.

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6. Re: London for kids

You might find this website useful:

http://www.visitlondon.com/people/family/

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7. Re: London for kids

Have a look at the London Transport Museum. There were school groups there the day we went and the kids (perhaps in the 8 - 10 age group) really seemed to be having fun -

http://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/

Edited: 11 February 2010, 22:00
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8. Re: London for kids

Thank you for the suggestions. I have done some research and had some of the suggestions on my list, but this was excellent input.

- Boat to Greenwich (with market): Brilliant idea, starting to check boat etc.

- Tower of London: Got it on the short list.

- Hampton Court Palace: This will have to wait until a visit including mom

- Warwick Castle: Know a little about it and are considering it

- Hamleys Toy Store: Have to do this every time I guess :-)

- British Museum: Got it on the long list (Been there myself an loved it)

- London Transport Museum: Will find time for one museum. This could very well be the best choice

- Windsor Castle: Not on the list – thanks

- Covent Garden Market: On the list, thanks for the details

- Camden Lock Market: High up on the long list (must do at least on market)

- Regents Park and Zoo: A bit down on the long list. Prioritizing other parks and more “Londonish” things than the zoo

- London Dungeon: To though for the youngest

- Lion King: Already turned down, but I'm thinking about relaunching the idea in London

The main aim for the trip is relaxation and good times, which means that we rather cut a sight than get stressed up. London is just 2 hrs away from Bergen and we will undoubtedly be coming back.

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9. Re: London for kids

Glad you'll be coming back - can I put a plea in to take your boys outside of London sometime? So much to see and do!

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10. Re: London for kids

I'm staggered you don't have natural history or science museums on the list? Or a RIB ride (google it)

Edited: 12 February 2010, 19:18