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Weekend in London

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:48 pm
by Yoshimi
I'm taking my 13 year old daughter to London this weekend. It's her first time there, and I've only been once 20 years ago.

We're going to the Star Wars exhibit and Harry potter studio tour. Any other suggestions of "must see" things especially geeky stuff?

Re: Weekend in London

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:49 pm
by Lagamorph
You could see if you can get last minute tickets to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. If you turn up at the box office about 2 hours before the afternoon show they sometimes have some cheap last minute tickets available.

London Dungeon is also really good.

Re: Weekend in London

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:56 pm
by souljahsstory
The science museum and national history museums are always great for kids.

Not sure if the harry potter shop is open in soho still, but that was pretty cool.

Re: Weekend in London

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:13 pm
by Rex Kramer
Go to the Natural History museum, it's the single most awesome place in the whole UK.

Re: Weekend in London

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:03 pm
by Knoyleo
Tate Modern, British Museum, one of the many parks, if the weather's good. St Paul's cathedral.

Probably all terrible suggestions for a 13 year old, but there you go.

Re: Weekend in London

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:37 pm
by Errkal
London's dungeons is good and you can get a joint eye and dungeons ticket which is cool.

Re: Weekend in London

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:19 pm
by Lagamorph
I only went on the London Eye once on a work outing when I was living/working in London for a few months. It was fantastic as we had our own company pod and several waitresses serving us Champagne for the entire time.

Re: Weekend in London

Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:33 am
by Buffalo
She's 13, take her to a Little Mix gig.

Re: Weekend in London

Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:42 am
by KK
War Museam is great for the WW2 bunker and spinning pram wheel. I presume it's still there.

Re: Weekend in London

Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:56 am
by Return_of_the_STAR
Would she be interested in

https://www.shreksadventure.com/london/

http://ripleyslondon.com

https://www.thedungeons.com/london/en/

https://www.madametussauds.com has a marvel and stars Wars exhibition inside.

You can get combined tickets for the merlin run attractions

Re: Weekend in London

Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:11 am
by Lagamorph
Ripleys in London is utter gooseberry fool and a complete ripoff for the price of entry, don't do it.

Re: Weekend in London

Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:27 am
by Return_of_the_STAR
Lagamorph wrote:Ripleys in London is utter gooseberry fool and a complete ripoff for the price of entry, don't do it.


I've never actually been. Discount that recommendation from me, I was just throwing up family activities that I've heard of in London. Everything is over priced there really. Although the joint merlin tickets makes their attractions seem a bit better value.

Re: Weekend in London

Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:31 am
by Lagamorph
For stuff like Madame Tussauds you get way better prices booking online in advance than just turning up on the day too.

Re: Weekend in London

Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:14 am
by Errkal
Tussauds is boring as strawberry float. Total waste of time.

Re: Weekend in London

Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:25 am
by Frank
It was wayyyyyy too busy last time I went, too.

Re: Weekend in London

Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:39 am
by Hexx
Science Museum/History Museum
Aquarium
London Eye

Take her to a show? Not sure of budget but The Lion King would be magical for a child (I think)

https://www.thelionking.co.uk/

Re: Weekend in London

Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:24 am
by SandyCoin
Not sure what teenage girls like...

But London Eye for sure. Maybe Tower of London.

I know someone said no to Ripley's believe it or not, but my gf loved that place. She used to take students there and they all really liked it. Science Museum is cool too. I don't like the NHM as it's very out of date.

Obviously London is home to amazing food, but not sure a kid would appreciate it, so maybe go to Street Feast etc. Loads of options in a nice environment.

Go on Time Out London site and see what events are upcoming too as there is always something to go to.

Re: Weekend in London

Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:36 am
by Frank
Hexx wrote:Science Museum/History Museum
Aquarium
London Eye

Take her to a show? Not sure of budget but The Lion King would be magical for a child (I think)

https://www.thelionking.co.uk/


I'm seeing the Lion King today. It's magical for any age :wub:

Science Museum is a good shout, too.

Re: Weekend in London

Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:42 am
by OrangeRakoon
Science Museum or Natural History Museum, you could spend a whole weekend just seeing them

Re: Weekend in London

Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:43 am
by Yoshimi
Thanks for all the suggestions guys. On the train now. Might look into the cursed child tickets.

She hates little mix though! Loves k-pop.