London - first week of Easter hols?

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London - first week of Easter hols?

Postby A_W » 04 Mar 2014, 20:38

We're hoping to have a couple of days in London the week beginning 7th April - not sure which days yet though.

Anyone fancy meeting for a random cup of tea with us somewhere friendly for a toddler and a nearly 6 yr old? x
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Re: London - first week of Easter hols?

Postby Mummyto1 » 04 Mar 2014, 20:53

We might be around! Unfortunately I can't commit as we might be moving that week, but given recent experiences to do with house moves I'm aware that might not happen... I will see what your plan is and try and join in.

The South Bank is my go-to central meeting place with kids - there's a lot to explore and masses of room inside at the royal festival hall if it's wet so you can have coffee while they run riot.
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Re: London - first week of Easter hols?

Postby Rosie_t_Riveter » 04 Mar 2014, 20:58

Ooooh, yes! It would be lovely to see you again. I'm around the Monday/Tuesday of that week, and Southbank suits me in terms of transport and stuff to do. The boys love the play area near the eye.

Will you be coming just for a day or two? Where will you be staying? Corams Fields/the British Museum are near KX so might be more convenient for you.
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Re: London - first week of Easter hols?

Postby A_W » 04 Mar 2014, 21:11

We'll be coming to stay in Peterborough and visiting for a couple of day trips to London. H wants to go on the london eye so southbank could be a possible. I've no idea what coram fields is I'm afraid? Enlighten me? I think dh wants to go to the Natural History Museum. I'd like to try a giraffe restaurant for a meal. x
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Re: London - first week of Easter hols?

Postby Rosie_t_Riveter » 04 Mar 2014, 21:19

Sorry! Corams Fields is a kid friendly park/playground in Central London. It has climbing frames, sandpits, a splash pool that probably won't be open in April, and you're only allowed in if you're accompanied by a child. It's our go-to London meetup place if the weather is nice.

And I love that you want to go to giraffe! Is it just a London thing? I thought they were a biggish chain? I think there is one at Southbank. Could be wrong though, where is Kate when you need her???
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Re: London - first week of Easter hols?

Postby mamapup » 04 Mar 2014, 21:27

I'm not Kate but yes, there is a giraffe on south bank. Often big queues so might be worth seeing if you can book a table.
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Re: London - first week of Easter hols?

Postby A_W » 04 Mar 2014, 21:33

I've no idea what it's like but have heard it is child friendly? Would you bring a push chair with us in case A gets tired? He does walk alot but not sure he'd cope with a full day in London...
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Re: London - first week of Easter hols?

Postby mamapup » 04 Mar 2014, 21:36

It is very child friendly. Food is mediocre but they give balloons and colouring pencils. Wagamama also there and child friendly.

Id say yes to a buggy for A. Think kids stay in them for longer in London than.other towns as.it's so much bigger and.busier.

If A is too small for the playground opposite the eye,.head.to archbishop's.park opposite st Thomas's.hosp.as.it has a great.playground.
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Re: London - first week of Easter hols?

Postby KateGladTidings » 04 Mar 2014, 22:22

I've been packing! But yes there's a giraffe and yes we'd love to meet you IRL!!
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Re: London - first week of Easter hols?

Postby A_W » 05 Mar 2014, 08:05

Oh I'm getting excited! Lots of possibilities. I'm sure we can meet at least a couple of you somehow.

We go to Wagamama alot up north and occasional Yo Sushi, so we were after somewhere different that is child friendly to eat lunch. Any other suggestions?

If we have just two days, what would any of you recommend for H's first trip to London? London Eye is a definite. And dh wants to show H the dinosaurs in the Natural History Museum.

We'll also need advice on using the tube etc. with a phil and ted's sport. Help!
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Re: London - first week of Easter hols?

Postby Toasty Crumpet » 05 Mar 2014, 11:23

The littlest one and I would be up for meeting.

In terms of getting around, go to http://journeyplanner.tfl.gov.uk/
The advanced settings allow you to pick step free access. Also, the tube map marks stations with lifts. Jubilee line stations tend to be more accessible. Your levels of access will also depend on whether you would be comfortable taking the pram on escalators (many are but the thought terrifies me!)

Or, ask Kate!
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Re: London - first week of Easter hols?

Postby Sandytoes » 18 Mar 2014, 23:16

There's also a Giraffe in the Brunswick Centre which is the shopping mall just outside Coram's Fields. Not nearly as busy as the one on the South Bank.
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Re: London - first week of Easter hols?

Postby biccytoria » 18 Mar 2014, 23:21

Yay! I've got the first week of the Easter hols off!
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Re: London - first week of Easter hols?

Postby Rosie_t_Riveter » 31 Mar 2014, 18:49

Bumping! Is this next week now? When are you coming AW?
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Re: London - first week of Easter hols?

Postby biccytoria » 01 Apr 2014, 10:02

Next week, how did that happen?! I've been blithely saying I've got the first week of the Easter hols off' without realising just how soon it was!

i'm still up for a meet, got nothing planned at all :scream
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