Today we all headed into town for a very special trip on the London Eye. We’d been a couple of times before but not since having children. I was unsure what they’d think of the whole experience but I’m pleased to say they loved it!
We didn’t tell the toddler where we were going until we were standing right beneath the London Eye. He wasn’t phased at all by the crowds of people or the height of the London Eye which I took as a good sign.
Our London Eye tickets were via Superbreak and we were able to collect them from the ticket desk which was really easy before joining the queue. The queue looked really long but it actually moved quite quickly and before we knew it we were jumping on to our pod. It was a little tricky – two adults, two children, one folded buggy and three bags – but we made it.
Our flight lasted about 20 minutes, which was just the right length of time. The pod was large enough so the children could move around freely and we all enjoyed spotting our favourite landmarks, from Ally Pally, the BT Tower and Big Ben. We were even lucky enough to get a birds eye view of The Colonel’s Review which was happening at Horse Guards Parade (this is the rehearsal for next week’s Trooping the Colour).
All too soon it was time to jump back onto solid ground. We then walked along the South Bank, watching the street performers and enjoying the Southbank Centre’s Festival of Neighbourhood. After a delicious lunch at Wagamama, where we sat outside and people-watched, we headed to the sandy beach to build sandcastles before an ice-cream and heading home.
We were able to cross off three new tube stations from our list of Underground stations – Finchley Road, Westminster and Waterloo.
A big thanks to Superbreak for the tickets. Superbreak offers holiday packages for short breaks and city breaks including London.