We live a forty minute train ride away from central London, although there are still a few major attractions that we haven’t visited yet and would absolutely love to. I’ve put together our top five bucket list of places we’d love to visit over the next few years.
Tower of London
I love history, in particular the Tudor period, and the Tower of London is somewhere I’ve always wanted to have a tour of. We’ve walked past it on numerous occasions and even just viewing it from the outside is amazing to see. There is so much history in this iconic place and it would be fascinating to learn more and as I’ve read quite a few books around this building, mainly about the prisoners at the tower over history. It would be great to actually be able to see it from the inside and be able to properly imagine how it would have been.
It’s also home to The Crown Jewels and diamonds are a girls best friend after all!
A place I’ve always wanted to have a wander round and get some selfies with our favourite superstars. I think we’ll take the boys here when they are a bit older. At the moment too, if you purchase a ticket for Madame Tussauds it also provides free entrance to Marvel Super Heroes 4D Experience, King Kong Skull Island, Star Wars & the new summer special Alien Escape film experience.
We love visiting zoos as a family and I’ve always wanted to visit London Zoo. This is somewhere we’d like to take the boys when they are a little bit older to see all the animals, Rowan is mad for penguins and Alex went many years ago and wants to see if they still have a Burrowing Owl.
ArcelorMittal Orbit at The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
I’m scared of heights so the ArcelorMittal Orbit at The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is more on my partners bucket list than mine but it’s got a giant slide so it can’t be that scary surely?!
You may recognise the structure from the London 2012 Olympics, it’s pretty impressive and we’ve viewed it as we’ve walked past it en-route to a gig on the site a few years ago.
A visit begins at the bottom of the structure and then you are taken to the viewing platform at 80m and there are supposed to be great views of London from the top. Then you can either head back down after your visit in the lifts, stairs or the slide.
Sea Life London Aquarium
We actually visited the Sea Life London Aquarium last year and it was absolutely amazing. Rowan was two years old and absolutely loved it (it has Penguins!). It would be great to take him back and to take Sergio for the first time. There’s so much to see and it’s perfect for the little ones, we loved the walkthrough tunnel.
Are there any places you’d recommend visiting in London?
Disclaimer: Collaborative post.