A Wander Through London {The Ordinary Moments}

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Last weekend we were invited up to London for a preview screening of the new My Spy movie and as we were all done by lunchtime we decided to have a wander through London whilst the sun was shining.

It’s so nice to just play tourists every so often and London is getting more and more familiar to LP and Little Man with every day out we have there. We went two weeks before to visit the London Transport Museum and we’ll try to go a few more times this year too. As a family we all really love London and it’s not too far away from us either.

Our walk gave us the opportunity to tick off some more of the Harry Potter filming locations and we got to see Piccadilly Circus, Australia House which was the setting for Gringotts Bank and the corner of Scotland Place and Scotland Yard which was the entrance to the Ministry of Magic.

We’re quite enjoying ticking places off our list but we also saw so many of London’s landmarks – like Trafalgar Square, Monument and the London Eye. I love that the children instantly recognise so many places now.

We walked past Aldwych Station, one of many disused parts of the London Underground system. We learnt about the hidden side of the London transport network when we went to the London Transport Museum and it would be great to go on one of their walking tours of the closed areas at some point.

We also stopped at the obelisk and sphinx by the Thames which was a new sight for the children. The obelisk, Cleopatra’s Needle was presented to the United Kingdom in 1819 by Egypt in commemoration of the victories of Lord Nelson at the Battle of the Nile and Sir Ralph Abercromby at the Battle of Alexandria and it dates back to 1450 BC – it could well be one of the oldest things in London!

We finished our walk with a wander through Covent Garden, enjoying the flower displays and the street performers. It was a really lovely day in London and I’m sure we’ll be back again soon.

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