Thursday, 25 October 2012

Our London Break

Because of my new little business has been keeping me busy every day, we have not had chance to go away this year as a family.

Now things have quietened down at work we thought we would take the children to London for a few days.

I did some research and got a great deal for 2 days at Legoland and a night in a hotel.

So we spent two very happy days wandering around Legoland.  It was a bit dull and damp, but quite mild there, but the best part was because it is October and not all schools are on holidays this week there were no queues!  Most things we just walked straight on which makes things much easier!

We left Legoland and headed to stay with our best friends for a night and had the chance to meet their beautiful new miracle baby boy -ahhhh so broody now!

Wednesday we headed into London by train for a lovely day or mooching around the Natural History Museum  (which has a fantastic restaurant by the way), followed by seeing the sights on an open topped bus, then heading to Covent Garden to drop our stuff off at the hotel, then head into Leicester Square for dinner.

I worked for some time in Covent Garden, so it was great to go back and see the old places again and do all the touristy things I never got round to doing whilst I was there.

But my favourite day has to be today.  We had booked the London Eye as my son was desperate to have a go. It was a bit misty but fine.  But when we nipped into the new Jubilee toilets by the Eye, the lady in there said that the Queen was coming later that morning to officially open the Jubilee Gardens. So we waited 10 minutes and then she and her entourage arrived!

We were amazed.  I have never seen the Queen and then there she was.  Soooo excited!

Photo: Added bonus when walking around London  - the Queen!


  1. Your break sounds so special.Perfect family time with lots of fun and treats. And look who came out of their palace when they heard you were in town.

    Sft x

  2. Sounds like you have had a lovely time & a well deserved break. Fancy seeing the Queen! I love London & cannot wait until I am lucky enough to go again sometime. I have been to Legoland in Denmark which the boys really enjoyed - still don't know if I did though LOL! They also enjoyed the London Eye, no Queen there that day :0 Sx

  3. Lucky you getting to see her Madge.

    I tagged you in a game of blog-tag here I hope you don't mind.

    Arwedd xx

  4. Hi Becky Bee,

    Just thought I'd invite you to our SEALED POT SUNDAYS! Let me know when you have decided on your goal. I miss you!

    Sft x


    Sft x