London day trips for you and your baby

Posts made in July, 2012

Olympic Park – visiting with a baby (Part 2)

Posted on Sunday, 29 July, 2012 in Featured, News, Parks, Sporting Events | 7 comments

Olympic Park – visiting with a baby (Part 2)

You may recall that we first visited the Olympic Park in February (click here) to attend a test event at the Velodrome.  This time, we didn’t attend an Olympic event, but had tickets to spend the day visiting the Olympic Park itself.  It’s amazing how much work has been done since February to convert what was still mostly a building site back then into the final park.  The result is overwhelmingly impressive, although there are a few areas where there’s room for improvement.  Here’s how we rated our experience…

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BT London Live – Hyde Park

Posted on Saturday, 28 July, 2012 in Featured, News, Sporting Events | 5 comments

BT London Live – Hyde Park

It was the first proper day of the Olympics in London today, so we decided to get a free taste of the action.  After watching the men’s cyclists set off from The Mall in the road race, we headed to Hyde Park, where BT is hosting the free London Live festival every day during the Olympic Games.

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What’s on at the weekend? – 21, 22 July 2012

Posted on Friday, 20 July, 2012 in What's on at the weekend? | 0 comments

What’s on at the weekend? – 21, 22 July 2012

School holidays have started and the Olympic Torch Relay arrives in London this weekend, sparking a week’s worth of festivities culminating in the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games next Friday.  Where will you watch the Torch Relay and what else is on this weekend?

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Summer in London: 10 budget family activities

Posted on Thursday, 19 July, 2012 in Featured, News, Rainy day, Sunny day | 0 comments

Summer in London: 10 budget family activities

It’s the start of the school holidays and Olympic mania is about to descend on London.  What activities do you have planned for the summer?  We’ve compiled our top ten list of budget activities for all the family…

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Emirates Air Line

Posted on Tuesday, 17 July, 2012 in Featured, News, Rainy day, Sunny day | 0 comments

Emirates Air Line

Have you been on the Emirates Air Line yet?  The cable car is the latest way to cross the Thames, spanning the river from Royal Docks to Greenwich Peninsula.  Open just in time for the Olympic Games, we went along to give it a try before the flood of athletes, officials and tourists starts to arrive… 

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What’s on at the weekend? – 14, 15 July 2012

Posted on Friday, 13 July, 2012 in What's on at the weekend? | 0 comments

What’s on at the weekend? – 14, 15 July 2012

The weekend’s almost here, let’s hope it’s not another washout. Either way there’s plenty to do: French-inspired fun at Borough Market, sculpture for kids, StoryCloud at Westfield Stratford, Big Dance and more…

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Where to watch the 2012 Olympic Torch Relay in London?

Posted on Wednesday, 11 July, 2012 in Featured, News, Sporting Events | 0 comments

Where to watch the 2012 Olympic Torch Relay in London?

Seven years after the successful bid was announced, the Olympic Games are finally about to arrive in London.  On 21 July 2012, the route of the 2012 Torch Relay brings the Olympic flame to Greenwich at the start of a much-anticipated week-long tour of the London Boroughs.  Wherever you live or work in London, the chances are that the torch will pass very close by – so, where will you watch it?

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What’s on at the weekend? – 7, 8 July 2012

Posted on Thursday, 5 July, 2012 in What's on at the weekend? | 0 comments

What’s on at the weekend? – 7, 8 July 2012

The Cultural Olympiad continues apace this week, with a myriad of events including the Big Dance festival at locations across the capital.  Elsewhere, check out the Hampton Court Flower Show and a new James Bond exhibition at the Barbican Centre…

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Cabaret Mechanical Theatre at Space Station Sixty-Five

Posted on Wednesday, 4 July, 2012 in Galleries, News | 0 comments

Cabaret Mechanical Theatre at Space Station Sixty-Five

I stumbled upon a free exhibition at the Space Station Sixty-Five gallery in East Dulwich this week and felt compelled to spread the word.

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