London Journals

United Kingdom with the Kids

A July 2005 trip to London by susan alsup

London Photo, London, England More Photos
Quote: Traveling to the UK with children ages 12, 14, and 20 can be stressful and, at the same time, very adventurous. Trying to accommodate everyone's wishes can be frustrating, but if you can pull it off, it's a trip they will never forget.

United Kingdom with the Kids

Overview

London Photo, London, England
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We had to accommodate our youngest child, age 12, so we chose the Tower of London, Madame Tussaud's, and London Dungeon for her. Actually, these sites were my favorites as well, especially the Tower of London. Being history buffs, my husband and I really enjoyed the tour. I enjoyed the Crown Jewels the most. There was so much to do and we only had 4 days, so we had to carefully pick and choose our activities. I only regret that we did not have more time. When traveling with children (teens), keeping everyone happy is important, along with enlightening them with a little knowledge about the area. That is why it is important that you balance the day carefully. Allow everyone an opportunity to suggest...Read More

Holiday Inn London Mayfair

Hotel | "Holiday Inn Mayfair"

Holiday Inn London Mayfair Photo, London, England
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This hotel was located at the corner of Piccadilly and Berkley Streets. The location was perfect for walks to restaurants, theatres, clubs, etc. Nearby were Buckingham Palace and many touristy must-sees. Across the street was Green Park, with transportation via the Tube. The hotel was beautiful and had nice furnishings.

Only two are allowed in each room, so that makes it pricey when traveling with kids. However, I began calling 3 months early to check rates. I actually saved 75% off the rack rate at arrival. And with the price of food there, that was amazing.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 14, 2005

Holiday Inn London Mayfair
3 BERKELEY STREET
London, England
448704009110

Hard Rock Cafe

Restaurant | "Hard Rock London"

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The worst part of our trip was finding food that was affordable and tasty at the same time. England is obviously not known for its culinary flair, so this became a task. Finally, we found that the Hard Rock was within walking distance of our hotel. Never has a hamburger and fries tasted so wonderful. In fact, the line to get in stretched around the block. It was mostly hungry American tourists.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 14, 2005

Hard Rock Cafe
150 Old Park Lane
London, England W1K 1QZ
44-207-514-1700