London is synonymous with Museums and understandably as she has seemed to have found herself in the centre of modern history. Obviously visiting one of London’s many, many museums would be the most natural of choices if the weather was to be unfavourable. Although Churchill’s War Rooms are popular amongst history buffs I have never had the opportunity to visit the Museum myself so am unable to comment personally on the quality of the museum, however, I have only ever heard good things. I am certain though that the long list of Museums and Galleries that are available to visit in London are equally as good.
One of the only museums I had the pleasure of visiting whilst I was in London was the Clink Prison. If you are in to terrifying your children or the fascinating history of London then this should be high on your list of places to visit. The Clink is Medieval London’s most notorious prison, situated in Southwark, England. I have mentioned the number of things to do in Southwark in a previous post found here https://berlinstorm.com/2014/08/05/london-and-good-weather-part-2/ What is so fantastic about the Clink is that not only is it kid friendly in regards to the information provided but the Museum has been reconstructed on the original site. The staff have quite successfully (in my opinion) maintained the originality of the site, creating an interactive and informative experience at only £7.50 for adults and £5.50 for kids.
Now it should be a crime to be in London and not see a show in West End. The link to the current and upcoming shows has been provided below and my recommendations are as follows: Wicked, Billy Elliot and Les Miserables, although I hear that the Book of Morman is quite excellent as well. Oxford Circus and Picadilly Circus are the best stations for either the West End Theatre Bookings or a majority of the theatres.
If you have a couple of hours to kill before a flight or the rain is just making you too miserable to get out and explore then Harrods Department Store will certainly keep you and your family entertained for a number of hours. Arguably a London institution, a visit to Harrods in Knightsbridge is a jaw dropping, spectacular experience with lavishly decorated themed rooms and staircases. You will find a section/floor for every member of the family. The Millionaire Gallery is well worth a visit if you are a fan of self-torture by eyeing off things you cannot afford. If and when all that exploring makes you hungry then pay a visit to the Food Hall which will most certainly satisfy your needs.
That’s all for the London series for now.