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Where to access nature in London [AD]

Visiting London is always a treat. The buzz, the noise, the hustle and bustle. Everything you need is on tap. Food, drink, entertainment, shopping, accommodation. London has got it all. Sometimes though, it can all feel a little overwhelming. For those of us visiting from a more rural location, access to nature feels like a real breath of fresh air. It’s a chance to slow down, soak in the atmosphere and recharge before hitting the bright lights of the big city again. I’m sure for anyone living in London, it has the same effect. So, here are a few ideas…

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Visiting Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh with children

When thinking of places to take children in London, the Saatchi Gallery might not be first on your list. Currently though, it is home to an incredible, educational exhibition called Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh. Presenting a plethora of treasures discovered in Tutankhamun’s tomb, this is a fantastic way to encourage interest in Ancient Egypt. Better still, audio guides are on hand to explain each exhibit. Children enjoy the independence of listening to the bits that interest them and parents enjoy the artefacts without answering constant curious questions. About the Tutankhamun exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, London It is…

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A child free break at Point A Liverpool Street

When I go to London, I tend to either go there and back in the day or stay with my sister who lives nearby. Occasionally though, it’s nice to treat a work trip as a short, child-free break. We’re not the sort of couple who go away without the children. My husband will occasionally have a few days away but it’s rare for me to do so. Last week though, a work event in London was the perfect excuse. I caught the train down after my husband got home from work and checked into Point A Liverpool Street hotel.  About…

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Take the stress out of a London trip with National Express coaches

Most people would agree that children should visit their capital city. But what if the very thought of a trip to London stresses you out? This week, we boarded National Express coaches with the aim of taking the stress out of a London city break. But did we succeed? Getting to London with National Express coaches At 8.45 on a Monday morning, two of my sisters, the girls and I boarded a National Express coach from Cheltenham to London. This direct journey was due to take just under three hours but let’s face it, public transport never runs on time. Or…

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