Do you ever have those days when you think, “I live in London but I haven’t been to <that sight> or <that museum>. I should do more.”?
Well as we have a 17 month old and are thinking of moving out of London, I thought we would write a series of posts offering ideas of things to do in London with a toddler.
We are currently in the process of selling our house and escaping the clutches of the M25, for reasons of bigger houses with more garden, better schools, more countryside, less crime, yada yada yada, and of course a big pull – to be closer to my family.
Mr Dog will still be working in London, but with added flexibility of his new job crossing different timezones, he can now work a bit from home, and as I already work remotely, for the first time in about a million years, we don’t have to live in London.
In true Kirsty and Phil style…
We’re focusing our property search on 2 lovely villages just outside of Rugby in Warwickshire – Dunchurch and Clifton-Upon-Dunsmore – but unlike the usual participants of Location x 3, we have a healthy budget as we’re selling a house here in London, realistic criteria, and are not put off by a house in need of a bit of work.
We just have to wait for someone to sell their house now.
“Why Rugby?” I hear you cry…
Well, because it’s virtually halfway between the two sets of grandparents with a pretty neat rail link into Euston within 50 minutes*.
*Ignoring the fact it will cost a pretty penny to pay for.
Hurrah! Living just one hour from my family could actually be a reality!
So whilst we undertake on the process of aligning the stars in order to sell and buy properties, before we move, I wanted to set out a list of things we should do with Lady P.
In other words, a list of all the touristy child-friendly things in London of interest to a toddler that she will have done before she’s even two years old.
Probably more than most people do in their entire lifetime!
Note: This is a way of hopefully diffusing the “why did you move from London to this boring place” moans of our daughter when she hits the teenage years. Followed by, “I hate you” *slams door*.
In the meantime, hopefully it will help anyone with kids find ideas of things to do with a toddler in London.
*** At the time of writing this post intro, it is intended to be a work in progress so as we check things off, we’ll add to it. ***
- The SEA LIFE London Aquarium
- Visit The O2
- Go on a Thames River Cruise
- Watch the London Marathon
- Visit a farm