Trip Planning: London Bucket List

Our first big trip of 2020 is London and I couldn’t be more excited! We first went as a couple almost a decade ago, and not it’s time to bring the kids to see if they also fall in love with this city.

So first, a confession. As a former history student, I was especially interested in all things monarchy. Ok, not all, things, more like medieval about the 1800s. And most definitely I have a better understanding of European monarchy than other, so London is kind of a nerd-girl-dream-come-true city. So you can imagine how excited I was when, in my research, I realized I could get my very own child learn to be a knight at the infamous Tower, sight of many a noble beheading!

This may be my dream come true, but may not be my die-hard-LEGGO-loving kids dream. However, in the spirit of high hopes and unrealistic expectations, I’ve pulled together a bucket list of things I will attempt to achieve with two kids (one who is 2 and one who is 6) over the course of the next week:

  • Knight school, obviously
  • Check out the major sights: Big Ben, London Bridge, Westminster, etc. This walking tour is going to be soggy based on current forecasts
  • British Museum and Museum of Natural History (because 6-year olds LOVE dinosaurs)
  • Official Tea Time
  • Changing of the guards
  • A day trip to Paultons – and some exciting adventures in Peppa Pig Land and a Dinosaur Land
  • Shopping in Portobello Road
  • Exploring Shoreditch
  • Date night (sitter pending)

Stay tuned for our stories and a recap to come!

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