thread that reminds me
Londoners / anyone. What's a top cliched tourist attraction / thing to do in London? Like the Tower, or Eye, but not them. Somewhere you could kill a couple of hours before lunch.

Trying to plan a thing and my mind has gone completely blank.
permalink Transport museum
in Covent Garden
permalink I'd like that, not sure the other party members would
good idea though, ta.
permalink Open top bus
Greenwich market
Boat down the Thames
London Dungeon
British Museum
permalink Dungeon, that's a good one.
probably be Jan/Feb, so indoors makes sense. Didn't specify that.
permalink Boat down the Thames
is also indoors. And you can drink on some of them IIRC.
permalink cool, ta, I'll keep them in mind
permalink I'm guessing you;re taking your mum
and your child as well maybe.
permalink oh yeah, family trek
it's going to be a massive ballache. I'd been thinking zoo, but that might be pretty brisk in (say) February, but then I guess it's entirely reliant one the weather all year round. we'd thought afternoon tea somewhere which is why F&N reminded me (not at those prices!). It probably doesn't really matter, and we'll be cabbing mostly to save walking, just went blank thinking about other options. Dungeon is a good idea, and it's by the aquarium, so maybe.
permalink I liked afternoon tea at Charlotte Street Hotel

Drinks in the restaurant bar at the Tate Modern gives you a good view of the Millenium Bridge and St Pauls

Zoo is massively expensive as well, not sure about the Dungeon - maybe keep an eye on Groupon.
permalink It seems you can also get afternoon tea in the Globe

which is right by the Tate Modern.
permalink How old is child?
That may be a constraint...
permalink I did of course read "how old is child?"
In the style of "how is babby formed?"
permalink Me too!
'How girl get pragnent?'
permalink 4, so it will be
but we've done it before and she'll behave enough for a non-very posh place. The whole thing is very vague so far, just need to start punting ideas about.
permalink Too young for the dungeon then...
They recommend 12+...

permalink fuck it, we'll just go to Ely!
I'd not got as far as looking properly, will have a proper research at the weekend.
permalink Go to Ely
Go down the pub with his Witchyness, all sorted!
permalink you can go to yeah olde mitre pub in holborn and
still be in ely parish.

permalink that looks like the sort of pub
I could get involved in.
permalink just avoid worktime lunches & going home time
as it's full of cunts
nearby is london silver vaults your mum might like that
also knights templar jdw nearby for grandness/child friendly &
The Seven Stars for unkept originality

permalink pretty standard for london that though!
the silver vaults looks cool.

I've drunk in that JDW. Although the Shakespeares Head on Kingsway was were I spent several hours when I worked in Holborn. That and the White Hart at the top of Drury Lane. That was a hole in the 90s.
permalink huzzah!
permalink i've met plenty of 11 year olds i'd gladly lock in a dungeon

(not in a fritzelly way)
permalink If you are doing the dungeon,
Borough Market is almost next door for lunch.
permalink natural history museaum
madame tussades,
the london dungeon

or the john soane museum is nice
a wander round borough market
go up st pauls, or the orbit, or the sky garden of cocktails at duck and waffle.

or a go on the dangleway

open top tour
permalink st paul's is a good idea
we did the science museum a few years ago, that was excitingly shoddy.
permalink the zoo is also good of course

the V&A is also worth a look.

or go to the pub
permalink I was thinking zoo (see above)
because if the weather was nice the park would be fun potentially. Madame Tussauds would just be creepy.
permalink Comedy suggestion:
permalink see, I'd also like that, but I'll never get anyone to agree to it
we went to the Dome earlier in the year, perfect opportunity you'd think. Not a chance.
permalink It's not very exciting.
And there's bugger all on the other side.
permalink we're country folk
all of your big london is exciting.
permalink the route 15 still runs old fashioned routemaster double decker buses and goes from st pauls
past big ben iirc.

permalink that would probably be pretty fun with just the child
or absolute hell on earth. hard to say.
permalink Both Tates.
White Cube too.
permalink I suspect a gallery won't hold much interest for the child, although I may be doing her a disservice
might take the wife down separately at some point though, we haven't done tate modern for years.
permalink wallace collection
wellcome collection
portobello / wanlthamstow / old spitalfields market
chiltern open air museum
v&a childhood museum
geffrye museum
(The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities)

child friendly with various locations eat at -
masala zone
stepney city farm
permalink cool, good list, ta.
Masala Zone, all over that.