Matilda The Musical

Son had been to see Matilda on a school trip a couple of years ago and came back raving about it. Last year as part of his Christmas present he got a ticket to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. That was a big success, this year we decided to do the same thing and get…

Shrek’s Adventure

This attraction starring that famous ogre and his friends has been open in London for quite some time now. Son read about it then, remembered it now and when we organised this weekend trip to London he lobbied heavily to include it on our agenda. Our abode of choice on this expedition was the Premier…

Hampton Court’s Gorgeous Gardens And Grounds

After a morning exploring the indoor delights of Hampton Court Palace, we were pleased to be heading outside to explore the grounds and gardens. With 60 acres of lovely riverside gardens time though was at a premium for us and stamina was required. Our first port of call was the famous maze. Son was super excited about…

Hampton Court – A Tudor Treasure

A hearty breakfast at the Premier Inn and we set out for a day at Hampton Court Palace. First time for all of us so big excitement and expectations were high. Having read in advance there was only a small car park and no tube stop at the palace we opted to take the bus.…

Around Richmond

Hotels in Richmond were costing an arm and a leg, Husband suggested trying out a Premier Inn, my response was luke-warm to say the least. However a bit more research and I thawed slightly, reviews seemed good and it looked fairly new, also while not exactly cheap it was a bargain compared to the other…

Sailing Down The Thames

Richmond was our base for a couple of nights, a trip to Hampton Court and a boat ride down the Thames were on the agenda so this seemed like a good place to stay. Utterly gorgeous I thought – dare I say this might be one of London’s most beautiful boroughs. Plenty to do as…

An Afternoon Underground in Churchill’s War Rooms

Much news coverage here last week about the 50th anniversary of Churchill’s death – completely coincidentally we spent an afternoon in the Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms on our London weekend – in hindsight good timing. A labyrinth of offices, map rooms and sleeping quarters deep under Whitehall which are in exactly the condition they…