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What To Do In London With A Child?  
User currently offlineSpantax From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 323 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2693 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


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User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2684 times:

Well, the locals have found The Tower will keep them occupied for a very long time.


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User currently offlineDoor5Right From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 707 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2676 times:

The science Museum is a must!

http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visitors/index.asp

Next to it is the Natural History Museum which is also worth a visit and has a Christmas ice skating rink:

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/

This site might have some ideas:

http://kids.visitlondon.com/

and, of course, The London eye big wheel:

http://www.londoneye.com/

Have a Great trip!



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User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3503 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2671 times:
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My favorite is the RAF Museum at Hendon. A ways out but doable by Underground.

http://www.rafmuseum.com/london/index.cfm

And depending on your tastes and the patience of your child, there is likely age appropriate live theatre...



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2648 times:



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Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2627 times:
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Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 4):

I know some 10 year olds that could be annoying even with, uh, er,... with the product you picture....



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User currently offlineSpantax From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 323 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2625 times:

ANCFlyer: Wonderful !!!! (Sorry but it took me at least 10 seconds to realize what was the meaning, must be the age...) Regards


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User currently offlineGraphic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2600 times:

Quoting Spantax (Thread starter):
What To Do In London With A Child?

Sell it into slavery.


User currently offlineLewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3623 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2583 times:

The Aquarium is an interesting place for a 10-year old to visit. There might also be some plays around that can be appealing to children.

User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4627 posts, RR: 36
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2572 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.


Kris



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User currently offlineAndesSMF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2568 times:

Well, why don't you simply ask him. You might be surprised at the responses he will give you about interesting things to see in London.

User currently offlineFlyKev From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 1380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2556 times:
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Ill throw in Oxford Street.
Home to Hamleys, the world famous toy shop.

Defiantly recommend the science museum for anyone with kids.

kev



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User currently offlineSpantax From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 323 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2551 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


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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 13, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2513 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.



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2511 times:

The Wax museum.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineWillo From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 1352 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2508 times:

Quoting FlyKev (Reply 11):
Ill throw in Oxford Street.
Home to Hamleys, the world famous toy shop.

Regent Street, actually  Wink

A boat trip down to Greenwich is a good way of seeing the London skyline and there's plenty to see and do once you get there.

The "Eye" is great, particularly if you get a clear sunny winters day.

"Changing the Guard" at Buckingham Palace. 11.30 every other day. Lots of stomping about to music.

Whatever you chose make the sure the places will be open. Some operate restricted hours over the Christmas / New Year period.

Enjoy!


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