We pre-bought visitor oyster cards and had them posted to us so that when we arrived we were ready to ride the tube. I thought the kids might be frightened with it being so busy with lots of escalators, lifts and trains to navigate. They weren’t bothered and enjoyed looking out for all the stations. I also felt a bit better as I’m doing this journey by myself in a few weeks with my big trek bags, this was good practice.
We stayed in a Premier Inn at Earl’s Court getting a family room, we’ve always found them to be clean and comfortable and if you eat there for breakfast the kids eat for free. My son always takes advantage of the cooked breakfast and this time the pancakes with chocolate spread! I didn’t mind as we a full day of wandering around planned so he needed a full tummy.
With a long list the kids wanted to tick off we headed for Hyde Park and Marble Arch. The park was lovely and we even got some plank training in!
After the boat trip, we wandered around Westminster (no sign of Larry at Downing Street), Trafalgar Square and eventually making it to Chinatown and Leicester Square where we had a great meal in a Chinese restaurant. We had worked up quite an appetite now and despite some sitting on the boat had walked over 7 miles.
On the way there we had walked through the stunning Kensington gardens and stumbled upon the newly opened Princess Diana Memorial garden. It was beautiful and the lovely weather had meant some of the flowers had come out early.
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