This morning we headed into the West End to watch a preview of the new Get Santa film. It was very funny and we all enjoyed it. After a quick stop for lunch we went looking for the Paddington Bears statues, there are 50 of them dotted around London. We stuck to the area around Leicester Square and Covent Garden and found all of these:
Blush by Nicole Kidman
The Bear of London by Boris Johnson
Bearodiversity by Peru
Paddington the Explorer by Ripley’s Believe It Or Not
Paddington Lloyd Webbear by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Rainbow by Darcey Bussell
Special Delivery by Ben Whishaw
The last one Little Sis just had to get up and kiss, she was slightly obsessed! They were very popular and we all enjoyed looking for them and learning who had designed them. They are on display until the 30th December. More information can be found here.
Little Sis and I had a rather epic day out. We took our favourite Met train to the end of the line, ticking off Aldgate Station from our neglected list of Underground stations.
Our destination was to see the poppies, or Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, at the Tower of London before they start to dismantle them.
We weren’t the only ones! It was heaving but it was free and an amazing experience.
It was a beautiful sunny day and quite difficult to photograph the poppies but we took a few. Then we walked to the Museum of London to see their latest exhibition, Sherlock Holmes: The Man Who Never Lived and Will Never Die. On the way we spotted this Paddington statue by the Guildhall, part of the Paddington Trail for the new film.
We didn’t think much of the exhibition, it was photograph heavy and there was nothing for Little Sis to do. We treated ourselves to a tasty Sherlock Holmes biscuit in the cafe.
Then we ticked off Barbican station from our list before heading home.
Today we had some friends over and we thought we’d take them to one of our favourite places, the Lido.
We took bikes and scooters to help the little legs get round. Unfortunatley the miniature train wasn’t running but that didn’t seem to matter.
There was plenty of time to play.
Which helped build up a huge appetite for a delicious homemade lunch.