I can't believe that a week has passed since our trip down to London.
We travelled down extremely early last Saturday morning and arrived in London just after 8 am! On Saturday, we met up with my dad and Sandra in Greenwich. Apart from an extremely brief walk through Greenwich at the start of the London Marathon some 6 years ago, this is not a part of London I have previously explored.
It's a wonderful area, with a cracking park and loads to explore. We started out in Greenwich Market and had to have a pit stop for food for Eva (my youngest is always hungry and most days are scheduled around food stops for her!)
The heavens opened and we took shelter in the Maritime Museum. Definitely worth a visit, especially to the current space exhibition, Above and Beyond which was a huge hit with my girls. It was very hands on and highly entertaining. Eva and Millie found out what it was like to fly like a bird - Jon even joined in! Mill got to design her own space craft and test pilot it (virtually of course) to see how it faired against other people's designs - she did well and came 5th overall - maybe a future career for her!
We then headed over to the Observatory, up a monster hill. Only when we had just about reached the top did my dad let me know that there was actually an easier way to the top!!! It was worth it though for what are undoubtably the best views of London. Amazing!
We headed on down to the play park with the idea that the grown ups could get some rest and the kids could burn off steam! It didn't quite go to plan, with Jon trying to break a limb by getting across a wobbly beam. He tried unsuccessfully over and over again, falling flat on his bum several times and providing much entertainment to the other park visitors!
We headed back to the main area in Greenwich (by the Cutty Sark - or as Eva called it Cutty's Arse - she misheard what it was called!) We had a spot of lunch before us ladies were treated to a ride on the rather fast, Merry Go Round.
We went to check in to our hotel and then headed back into Canary Wharf and were kindly treated to tea (pasta fuelling for me all ready for the race the following day and a few beers for Jon who was not racing!)
Check out my pics below of our time in Greenwich - some fab independent shops, lots of great places to eat and plenty to do for kids and adults alike - great to see a more relaxed side to London, rather than the hustle and bustle of the centre.