On Saturday an intriguing question was raised by a couple who joined Richard on one of his London walks through the haunted City. They wanted to know what they could do in London, that wouldn’t cost a fortune, with their, children.
This was exactly why Richard wrote his Harry Potter London walk and treasure hunt last year (still available by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org).
But discussing the things that families can do in London that aren’t going to cost an arm and a leg Richard came up with a list of suggestions.
The Bank of England Museum, located a short walk from Bank Underground Station is a great start. Not only can you get to lift a solid gold bar (great fun in its own right) but for children the Bank Museum also provides a quiz sheet of bits of information that they must seek out as they go round.
The Guildhall Art Gallery is another suggestion. Although they charge and entrance fee, it isn’t that much and they also provide a quiz sheet to keep the kids occupied.
Next door is Guildhall itself, built between 1411 and 1440 and London’s medieval palace. You can get the children looking for the two fierce giants that guard it.
A little walk away is the wonderful Museum of London, which tells the fascinating story of this great city from pre-Roman times to the present day. Again they provide a great quiz sheet for the kids, admission is free and you can lose yoursefl for a good half day inside.
So, within a short walk of each other you have a whole days entertainment in London that will keep the kids occupied and, if you include Guildhall Art Gallery will cost under £10! Can’t be bad eh?