It’s nearly time for our London 2019 trip. I cannot wait to explore this great city with my fiance and our 3-year-old.
I recently wrote a blog announcing our trip, and since then we’ve made some changes to our hotel location. Previously we were destined to stay at Greenwich, however, due to hotel availability and late booking (silly me), we are now staying in London Stratford.
Our London 2019 trip
As we are travelling with a 3-year-old, my London 2019 itinerary is pretty lax with lots of time to explore certain areas. I also want to note that we are bringing a stroller for Ava, as we do not expect her to walk, all day every day. Onwards with the London 2019 trip itinerary.
Travelling from Dublin Airport to London Stanstead. We will use a National Express Coach to get us to London Stratford where our hotel is located. We should arrive around mid-afternoon. My plan is to get an early dinner at some restaurant in the Westfield Shopping Centre. We will then visit Tumbling Bay Playground in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park afterwards. I don’t want to overload this travel day with too much activity.
Credit: Tumbling Bay Playground from LondonTown.com
After some breakfast, we plan to head off and check out Camden Market. Robert and I visited this on a previous visit and really enjoyed the sites and sounds. We are hoping Ava will enjoy exploring here also. The late afternoon is allocated with a trip to the Sky Garden (which we booked online for free). Then we’ll venture around South Bank for the remainder of the day, picking up dinner along the way.
Today the plan is to explore Greenwich. We will take the Emirates Air Line from Emirates Royal Docks to Emirates Greenwich Peninsula. Afterwards, we’ll make our way to explore the Greenwich Market. Whilst in Greenwich we want to visit Cutty Sark, the National Maritime Museum and the Royal Observatory. However given that we have a toddler in tow, some of these might not be completed and we are ok with this. I do know that there is a playground in Greenwich Park for Ava to explore also.
First up we are visiting the National History Museum, Ava recently found a love for dinosaurs so I’m hoping she’ll enjoy this Museum. After lunch, we will pop next door to the Science Museum. I’ve heard great things about the Pattern Pod and The Garden interactive galleries. These are multi-sensory, interactive areas for under 8’s to explore. Before the evening is over, we plan to visit the Diana Memorial Playground in Kensington Gardens which is open until 19:45 from May-August.
Today we are checking out of our hotel and moving onto the second half of our trip. However, before we head to Waterloo for the train, we plan to scour the shops in Westfield and maybe an hour of trampoline jumping in ZapSpace Stratford.
There we have it, 4-5 jam-packed days exploring this wonderful city. Our London 2019 trip itinerary is looking dreamy and we cannot wait for this family travel adventure.
Until next time,