A Family Day Out in London

When is the best time to come to London? Personally, much like the guide for shellfish, I think the best months are those that contain an R, an A or a U. shimfamilylondontrip_0001

In October each year, in the run up to Halloween, schools take a break. The weather is unpredictable, as we can pick up storms from the Atlantic, we may take a spell of warm weather from our continental neighbours to the South or the winds will blow from the East or the North and we need to wrap up warm. One thing’s for sure, if you don’t like the weather, wait an hour or so and bland large  it will change.

October Half Term provides us with an opportunity to explore London, with a half reasonable change of some reasonable weather. Our mission on this occasion was to travel with a young family, Antonina Mamzenko, a professional photographer (https://www.mamzenko.com) and a professional London Blue Badge Tourist Guide. We started from home in the South West of London (but it could be from North, South East or wherever), and we headed into town. Reading material and a quiz on way. (There’s no point in being talked at if you know everything, so best to test to have your knowledge tested) . 

shimfamilylondontrip_0016First stop at Horseguards. Unusually, HM Queen Elizabeth had stopped by the stables, so Guard Change was delayed. No matter, it gave us an opportunity to inspect the horses. From Horseguards across town to The Tower of London and a low tide gave us the opportunity for some beach-combing next to Tower Bridge. After a review of our finds, we were off in search of street art and finally, a stop near St Paul’s Cathedral to review our journey. The journey home gave some time to relax and recharge. shimfamilylondontrip_0059

With huge thanks to Antonina Mamzenko (https://www.mamzenko.com) and to Shim (https://www.yogakala.co.uk) shimfamilylondontrip_0041
and the boys.

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