What you don't know is we made the full day of it... here is our family day out in London.
The day started by the elves leaving some special tickets for the girls for the train.
Which the girls loved, and we were all ready for the 8.20am train, which got us in London for just after 10.30. J made a start on her class's Christmas cards whilst on the train.
When we arrived into Euston, we then caught the underground. Last time I was in London, I was on my own with both girls, this time Daddy was with us, and it was a lot less stressful. But after all the escalators, I was glad I didn't borrow a buggy. How do Londoners do it with pushchairs?? I have no idea, and have a lot of respect for the parents of London that do it day in, day out.
We ended up getting the tube to Leicester square. Daddy needed the loo, and the girls were saying they were hungry, so we decided on an early lunch at McDonalds... the girlies were pleased! I was shocked at how un family friendly is was though with no seats, except for 8 (in the whole place) that were high stools and unable to be tucked in!
We decided to walk down to Covent Garden to explore, and so we could say we've been.
Where we discovered a Lego Santa and his reindeer....
The girls queued up for their turn to sit in the sleigh, and as soon as J sat down, she clunked her head, resulting in tears, and S followed suit.... so here is our tearful Santa visit for the year... Teehee...
We then walked along the strand and towards Trafalgar square. The girlies were fascinated by the fountains.
We were taking f=photos with one of us missing, when a kind man offered to take a family photo of the four of us. Yeay! J got shy though as it was stranger asking her to say cheese.
From there we walked to the start of the mall.
The girls loved crunching on the leaves as we walked down, and I was amazed S was still walking at this point.
We stopped for a while to grab a drink, and watch the guards, as well as the compulsory shots in front of the palace.
After the palace, we walked through St James park, and this is the part I enjoyed the most. S made a beeline for the big piles of leaves, grabbed a huge handful, and came charging at me with them... she remembers our leaf fights at our local parks... yeay!! And she must enjoy those moments.
Time was passing quickly though, and we couldn't stay for long. We were headed for the tube at Westminster, so the girls could see Big Ben. It took us through quiet streets of London, and it was nice to be away from the crowds, and let the girls run off some steam.
As we turned a corner, the Big Ben could be seen. J was pleased, and she actually knew what it was.
Someone again kindly offered to take our photo as a family of four.
the girls we needed a sit down and a brew. So we headed back to the tube to make our way over to the winter wonderland. On our travels, J found a tube station she could read her self and recognised from Monopoly junior, and wanted a photo taken...
So that's our sight seeing day in London. I am amazed how far both girls walked. We worked it out to be between 6 and 7 by the time we got back on the train. And with no tears or tantrums. A little drama due to the queues to get back to Euston, but apart from that, a stress free family day out.