03/04/2015

Dreaming of a perfect London Stay

We love London and taking the monkeys to show them the sights. There's so much to see and do there. Mr Monkey worked in London for 17yrs so he knows a fair few places, and can easily navigate his way around the tube. I on the other hand am a total novice and typical sightseer. We've been giving some thought to our perfect London day/stay. Tots100 are running a fab competition to win a weekend family stay in the 5* Royal Garden Hotel.
We would have to travel by train as little monkey would nag us to death if not. About 45 minutes away from London, this is very doable and fun fun fun for the two of them.
If we were able I would definitely go for afternoon tea somewhere that welcomed children too. The perfect tea would consist on finger sandwiches, pastries and cakes and of course a good old English cuppa....I'm not sure the Ritz would welcome us with two monkeys in tow! Maybe that's for Mummy and daddy's 10th wedding anniversary!
We could not go to London without taking the monkeys to Hamleys of course. I'm just as much a kid in there as they are. Perhaps more so. I remember going as a child myself. How many floors of toys!
The M&M store is a must too! 
 
Dinner would have to be at the Rain Forest Cafe. I've been to one in Florida and it was fab. I know the monkeys would love eating there.

We'd probably end up staying in a travel lodge or Premier Inn but dream of staying in a executive room in the Royal Garden Hotel. Of course if we stayed somewhere like there breakfast would have to be on the menu! I hope they don't mind kids jumping on the beds! 

Our day after our first night in London would consist of visiting the Natural History Museum. It's on our to do list and is again somewhere I remember going as a child. Mr monkey would fit right in with the dinosaurs! 
I think lunch would have to be on the lawns in front of Buckingham Palace. A pit stop for supplies at Pret a Manger would do nicely before finding a spot to people watch from the grass. The monkeys have never seen the changing of the colour.
Next in our busy schedule I think we would wander the South bank and take in the sights along the Thames. The monkeys have done a boat ride, so on foot along the bank it would be! An ice cream each in hand. Perhaps even popping on the London Eye or into the London Aquarium.
After that busy day I think we would retire to our room at the hotel for a quiet tea and some entertaining TV, hoping the monkeys fall asleep quickly, so Mummy can use the free wifi and share our time in London on social media!

Our second day would be spent at Regents Park and London Zoo. Somewhere we were meant to go to last year but didn't quite make. We love going to the zoo.

No trip to London would not be complete without stopping at Wembley on the 'way home'. So a tube trip it would be before taking photo's and then heading home tired and happy.

This is my entry into the tots100 competition to win a weekends stay at the Royal Garden hotel. #rghfamilies 


 

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