London for Family – Things You Can Do With Your Loved Ones
London has emerged as a hot tourist spot among visitors in recent times, especially among families. Gone are the days when holidaying in London meant venturing out of your London airport hotels, taking a pre-destined tour covering major attractions (with bemused kids), eating at a good restaurant and then heading back towards your hotel room.
Now, there are so many options in London, making it an extremely popular choice for families. In fact, now London is giving a heated competition to other major family hotspots. There is a huge variety of options for every member of your family, be it an adult or a kid. So, this year choose London for your family holiday. Rest assured, you would not regret your choice.
Your Kids are Going to Love London
Kids are perhaps the most demanding and the most troublesome travellers to have. They are always in the over active mode, searching for new avenues for fun. However, rest assured, London is well prepared to host your kids in the friendliest manner. Here are some of the things, which will engross your kids quite attractively.
Let Your Kids Fly
Take your kids on the London Double Decker Bus and let them fly. Apart from being a thrilling journey, the London Double Decker Bus Tour covers all the major attractions like Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, and many such visually pleasing London landmarks.
The Potter Magic is On
Who does not love Harry potter? It is quite certain that you would also be in love with this wizard apart from your kids. Then, why not have a guided tour of the locations in London and Oxford, which featured in the blockbuster movie? It will be the perfect gift for your little children and they are going to love it a lot.
Plunge into the Sea Life
Sea Life London Aquarium houses one of the largest collections of global marine life. Here, you have a real chance of getting up and close with some of the most dazzling wildlife found on this planet. Your kids will almost shout in excitement when they will see six different species of shark swimming beneath their feet.
Rev up the Heartbeats
Considered as the most exhilarating theme park of the UK, Thorpe Park is an extremely popular tourist destination in London, especially among kids. Stuffed with extreme thrills and terrifyingly exciting rides, this park is a “must-go” with kids.
The roller coaster of this adventure park is extremely alluring and terrifying at the same time. Complete with three death-defying inversions and a vertical drop of 100 degree from a breath-taking height of 100 ft., SAW –the ride is the most daring roller coaster this park has to offer. “Unholy Trinity,” another ride is also extremely popular among visitors.
Pose with the Stars
Kids always have their favourites, be it in the field of sports or in movies. So, what about snapping up your kids with their favourite stars? Madame Tussauds in London is the place to be. Storing wax statues of all the famous celebrities of the world, this museum gives your kids the opportunity of getting up and close with their stars. Here, your kids can sing with Beyoncé, dance with Michael Jackson and play with Ronaldo.
Romantic Break with Your Spouse
London may not charm you like Paris, when it comes to romance. However, that does not mean that you cannot have the moments of romance and togetherness with your beloved in this city. There are a number of things, which will boost your love life like never before.
Let Your Love Touch New Heights
With the Shard, London, you will take your love for your partner to altogether next level! At the height of 310 m, the Shard is the tallest building in the Western Europe. The view is situated at the floors 68, 69 and 72. At this level, you will almost feel suspended with a breath-taking panoramic view of London city accompanying you.
Just take your spouse to the 72nd level and renew your wedding vows with the skyline of the city kissing the sky. With the London skyline forming the background, it is quite certain that you will take your love to unimaginable heights.
Add Food to Your Love Fire!
A romantic meal with your wife can have a magical effect on your love life. It can almost turn around the things for you. Then, setting up the date with your spouse at a charming restaurant and bar is the ideal option for you. It will serve two purposes: First, the exquisite meals and services will win your heart straightaway and second, your love life will get that “food” punch, totally revitalising it. The restaurants that you can visit are:
• Bentley’s Oyster Bar and Grill (11-15 Swallow Street, St. James’s, London, W1B 4DG)
• Chez Bruce (2 Bellevue Road, London, SW17 7EG)
• China Tang (The Dorchester, 53 Park Lane, London, W1K 1QA)
• Club Gascon (57 West Smithfield, London, EC 1A 9DS)
Be King of the World
This famous dialogue of “Titanic” with that huge ship is not quite possible in London. However, a miniature version of that immortal scene can be replicated at the River Thames. Take a night cruise at the Thames and let your love fill the ambience with sheer magic. Hold your “Rose” and with arms spreading outwards (like that ship scene in the Titanic), proclaim your love for your beloved.
Whether you are visiting London with your family or alone, this city has something for every visitor. This holiday season, visit London, and have the best time of your life.
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