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alwaysrunninginheels Fri 07-Oct-11 11:54:57

Not sure is this the is right forum to post this on but hey ho. I am heading on holiday which is going to involve taking my 10 yr old DS to London for a day. Have not been to London with a child ever and haven't been in years and years anyway. So can i ask some advise......thinking of taking him to the Imperial War museum. Would this be a good place to visit? And if yes what is nearby that would be of interest to a fairly easily pleased child? Don't want o have to juggle too many line changes on underground( yes i know i sound like a hilly billy but Perth is a wee town!!!!) All advise/hints/tips ideas would be really welcome. Heading away tomorrow so please help soon!

BarryShitpeas Fri 07-Oct-11 12:12:44

Have a look at old threads in the UK travel section here.

Or use search for London day trip.

Lots of ideas on there.

Imperial War museum excellent for this age group, and you can walk up to the river after- lots to do there.

PANCHEY Fri 07-Oct-11 22:41:11

Science museum good too, and close to natural history museum and Victoria and Albert museum all at south Kensington tube all free and fairly close to Hyde park too.

Sleepwhenidie Fri 07-Oct-11 22:54:59

If weather is nice a walk along the South Bank (from London Bridge) is great-HMS Belfast and Tower Bridge, the Golden Hind, Tate modern (for a 10yo probably just pop into the turbine hall for a quick look, it's free to get in), millennium bridge and St Pauls, London Eye and finish at the Aquarium...Usually lots of mime artists and similar en route and there are plenty of boats to watch and ride on (Thames clipper) if you want. Easily fills a whole day and plenty of family friendly places to eat along the way.

South Ken as someone has already said is great, Nat History museum and Science museum both free and next door to each other. Good places to eat in both.

Vampirecella Fri 07-Oct-11 22:57:03

The London Eye and Aquarium are £$£ for what they are though grin

I'd suggest doing a couple of the museums (IWM is brilliant) and a walk along the South Bank tbh

TastyMuffins Fri 07-Oct-11 22:59:03

I'd second the walk along the South Bank. Whenever I've set off to do this with my DS it normally takes longer than expected and we often don't make it as far along as intended because there's always something there to catch our attention.

London Walks guided walking tours are good too, there's a Harry Potter one if he's in to that but plenty of others are good for kids too.

AnyoneButLulu Fri 07-Oct-11 23:09:27

Third the walk along the South Bank. You didn't mention a budget but Tower Bridge experience is great, and not too expensive, Tate Modern is free and HMS Belfast, though not cheap, should be perfect for a boy his age, and very educational.

alwaysrunninginheels Sat 08-Oct-11 06:57:26

Thanks everyone!!! Can't wait!

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