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    London day out tomorrow. Advice needed.

    Taking the kids to London tomorrow (aged 12 & 13). Can anyone give any tips on where to visit? I'm hoping to make it a cheap day out so want to avoid the usual expensive attractions. We've already done the main museums & want to do something a bit different. The kids are really hoping to go 'celeb spotting' so any tips would be appreciated.
    Also I'm planning to drive from MK to Watford met station & get railcards. Is this the cheapest way to do it?

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    London bridge
    Tower of london
    London eye
    Madam tussauds
    London Dungeons
    Harrods
    Hamleys
    Regents park
    Globe theatre
    Natural history museum

    list goes on and on

    visitlondon.com/att…ns/

    Hiya, We were planning on a trip to london a while back, so I created a list of free places to go, plus the tube station to get off at or bus number. I'll just paste it in, hope something is of use. xx


    Trafalgar square - Charing cross (northern / bakerloo)

    National Gallery - Charing Cross(northern / bakerloo) / Leicester Square (northern / picadilli)

    tate modern - Southwark (jubelee), Blackfriars (district/circle)

    British Museum - Holborn (central/piccadilly)

    Bank of England museum - Bank (Waterloo & City)

    Buckingham Palace (changing of the guard 11.30) -
    Green Park(picadilli/victoria/jubele), Victoria Station(district/circle/victoria), St. James Park(district/circle) Hyde Park Corner (piccadilli)

    Regent's Park - Baker Street(circle/Hammersmith & City/metropolitan), Camden Town(northern),
    Great Portland Street(circle/Hammersmith & City/metropolitan) and Regent's Park(bakerloo)

    Hyde Park, Hyde Park corner (picadilli) Bus: 9, 10, 49

    national history museum - South Kensington (district/circle)

    science museum - South Kensington (district/circle)

    Science Museum and Natural History are both fantastic

    British Museum is also supposed to be very good (not been myself)

    Most importantly, all three are free!

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    Hiya, We were planning on a trip to london a while back, so I created a … Hiya, We were planning on a trip to london a while back, so I created a list of free places to go, plus the tube station to get off at or bus number. I'll just paste it in, hope something is of use. xxTrafalgar square - Charing cross (northern / bakerloo)National Gallery - Charing Cross(northern / bakerloo) / Leicester Square (northern / picadilli)tate modern - Southwark (jubelee), Blackfriars (district/circle)British Museum - Holborn (central/piccadilly)Bank of England museum - Bank (Waterloo & City)Buckingham Palace (changing of the guard 11.30) - Green Park(picadilli/victoria/jubele), Victoria Station(district/circle/victoria), St. James Park(district/circle) Hyde Park Corner (piccadilli)Regent's Park - Baker Street(circle/Hammersmith & City/metropolitan), Camden Town(northern), Great Portland Street(circle/Hammersmith & City/metropolitan) and Regent's Park(bakerloo)Hyde Park, Hyde Park corner (picadilli) Bus: 9, 10, 49national history museum - South Kensington (district/circle)science museum - South Kensington (district/circle)



    Exactly what I needed. Thanks.

    Ripleys Believe It Or Not is an absolute must. They will love it :-) You can also get BOGOF tickets from National Rail

    Definately do the Science Museum - some hands on experience there

    I live in London but have never been on a tour bus - I'd love to do this.

    Go to Leicester Square or Covent Garden to see street entertainers! Especially in the early evening, if you are there that late.

    Banned

    not sure who your train company is but they might be running something similar to this

    firstcapitalconnect.co.uk/Mai…167

    Would recommend a trip up the thames its a great way to see london and if you time it right you can use it as somewhere to have a picnic.

    Original Poster

    Thanks for all the tips. We had a great day. It was £11 for 1 adult & 2 kids for travelcards from Watford met. We then went to Oxford street, chinatown, walked to Covent garden & watched the street entertainers, then went by bus (covered by the railcards) to knightsbridge & went to harrods. Then we went by tube to camden & walked around the markets. The kids loved it & it didnt cost me a fortune!

    Cheers.
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