Spantax From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 323 posts, RR: 1 Posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2734 times:
Hi, We shall be in London for 5 days in Christmas. My son is 10 (and so lovely, of course...). Question: nice places to visit with him. Yes, yes, I know there are a lot of travel guides about London but, anyway, I would be grateful for all kinds of clues. Thank you in advance
VonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4627 posts, RR: 36
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2613 times:
If your child has asthma be sure to bring his inhaler. I have mild asthma and hadn't had an attack for 3 or 4 years....until I showed up in London. It was like a ran a marathon through a hay field, I guess my Canadian lungs (used to pure, clean air) couldn't handle the soupy London atomosphere hehehe. Just a heads up.
It's a great city otherwise though!! Tons to see and do.
Spantax From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 323 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2592 times:
Dear all, thank you for your ideas (even the birght one with the tape...). Of course, Science Museum and Natural Sciences Museum come directly to mind; the same with Hamleys, but the Aquarium is not bad either. What I would like to know is if the London Eye Big Wheel is worth the price and the queues (I tried once some years ago but had to give up due to this). Regards
Banco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 13, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2554 times:
Quoting Spantax (Reply 12): What I would like to know is if the London Eye Big Wheel is worth the price and the queues
A qualified yes. You will think it's worth it, whether a child would I'm less certain about. But it might be an idea to do it first, because you'll be able to point out all the places you're going to afterwards, and that might maintain an interest.
Another suggestion would be the Imperial War Museum in Southwark. Lots of toys in there for a child to see, and of course, like all London Museums, it's free.
She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.