Hi, i shall be in London for a week and need to find things to do to occupy my days! We have done alot of the touristy stuff...Madame T's, Dungeons, Covent Garden, Oxford Street etc., anyone got any ideas that might be something just 'London' people might know about!!?? Oh, and is Primrose Hill worth a visit? Thanks
Primrose Hill is nice if you want a good view of London from a pretty park. Nice cafes too.
I always love walking along the South Bank and at this time of year there are often bits a pieces of dance, or stalls or some kind of festival type thing which you may well chance upon.
Anyway there's lots to look at and you're away from the cars and alongside the calming influence of Old Father Thames. You can also pop into the Tate Modern which is worth a look for the turbine hall alone.
Dr Who exhibition at Earls Court is v good, we went this week
Aquarium is fine if you book in advance and then you only have to queue briefly otherwise the queues are HORRENDOUS
I think my children would have liked the Tate Modern Street Art exhibition but we didn't get the chance this week
You could take a ride in a rickshaw, have posh afternoon tea in Claridges or some other great hotel, def go to Borough Market and have lunch, great food there. I know these are touristy things but still fun to do.
Covent Garden is good for street performers if your children might like that and the Science Museum and NAtural History museums are great.
I also love the beauty of the buildings in The City at the weekend when it's all quiet. National Portrait Gallery is great too.
Spend some time in the parks. Either go up to Regents Park, which is very pretty-pretty, or walk from Oxford Street across Hyde Park to Knightsbridge, much nicer than using tubes and about as fast. Or from Hyde Park directly into Kensington Gardens, where there's a tiny little art gallery called the Serpentine, which looks like this right now:
My nine year old son (first visit to London) enjoyed the river trip from Westminster to Kew, and the badgers set at Kew. He also enjoyed West Side Story at Saddlers Wells. But the best bit was playing in the water feature running along More London Place on our last morning. Going on the tube, learning how to hail a taxi, the breakfast buffet at the hotel and room service were all appreciated, too. He was less impressed with the London Eye, but is glad he did it!