Last weekends in London...Greenwich

There are so many things in London that we haven't done yet. With the big move just over a month away weekends are disappearing fast. I feel the need to get the family out and about visiting all those places we haven't quite managed to get to yet. This weekend we trekked across London to Greenwich, our destination being the National Maritime Museum. It was as much about the journey as getting there as we took the train to Waterloo and then the Thames Clipper all the way to Greenwich.


I don't know who was more excited me or the kids! The Clipper is a bit like a bus on the water, with stops along the way. The kids were thrilled with rounds of 'whoo whoo' as it picked up speed. It's a great way to view some of the best bits of London...the London eye where we embarked, the iconic buildings of the Shard and the Gherkin, the Tower of London and Tower Bridge.


At Greenwich we were greeted by the Cutty Sark which the kids decided was a pirate ship. Despite glorious sunshine the day before it was cold and cloudy, but we braved the wind nevertheless and had a picnic in the grounds of the University before venturing into the Maritime Museum. Here we let the children lead the way as they explored the exhibitions, found some treasure, and had fun pushing each other around on toy boats on a giant map of the world. They got creative and took part in a workshop where they got to create their own maps. They each came up with their own land and we ended up with a train land, dinosaur land, monkey land and battleships at sea!

Creating their own maps
 
I thoroughly recommend Greenwich as a place to visit if you are in London as there is so much to explore. As well as Cutty Sark and the Maritime Museum there is also the Queens House and the Royal Observatory. I'm gutted we didn't walk up the hill to see the Observatory, especially as it's one of the places Reuben has to tick off in his Charley & Lola London book! There is also a great market and of course the Royal Park. We will just have to add it to our list of things to do when we return to London for holidays!
 
Becky x
 

2 comments

  1. Oh, sounds like you are really making the most of your last bit of time. We too should make a list of all the things we want to get up to before we leave, rather than spending all our spare time flapping about doing jobs!

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  2. Don't worry we're flapping about as well! So many jobs to do and so little time!

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