London on a budget

I took my daughter to London last weekend and though it was a real treat we did manage not to spend too much (except for at the end, in the Harry Potter shop!)

Let me tell you how we had such a fab time in London on a budget….



We were first in line at the Lego store so my daughter got the massive, giddy pleasure of dancing with Lester the Lego man, opening the door to the store and having all the staff clap her as she walked in. Then she got a goodie bag full of freebies. How wonderful is that?

Rather than buy some big set one the Lego store we made 3 little characters for £5. This was good 40 minutes of fun choosing heads and bodies and accessories and we got to take home ou little characters and spent just a fiver. What a bargain!



Next, we walked the rebel women’s trail ant the National portrait gallery and saw some hugely inspirational women’s portraits. it was wonderful to read their stories. My daughter was intrigued by these amazing women. Then we went to the National Gallery (just next door) to see Van Goghs Sunflowers again totally free and fabulous.

From here we spent a good hour laughing at an amazing street act at Covent Garden and the cost? – just a £1 in her hat at the end, Plus we got to see the biggest pumpkin in Europe!


Lastly, we went to see the Magna Carta at the British Library – wow what an important part of our history and we were both in awe.

So London on a budget? Totally doable. It is such an amazing please. Pack your sandwiches and explore there are a billion and one more free things we could have done. We will be back!

L made a video of our day if you fancy a peek.




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  1. November 3, 2018 / 23:52

    It sounds like you had a lovely day! I am planning a mini project to show my girls that women are courageous, strong and amazing too and the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery sounds just amazing! And the pumpkin display is just awesome, I just hope they did something useful with all those pumpkins afterwards!

  2. November 4, 2018 / 06:54

    Sounds like you had a great time. I’ve rarely been back to London since I moved out but you’ve made me think about going as a visitor. The only one of those places I’ve been is Covent Garden!
    I love the Lego man photo!!!

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