Recently, my good friend Aisha and I took our 7 years old girls (and my husband!) for a day out in London. Aisha and I are always keen on a good day trip. London is such a great place to take children, especially for a school trip!
Our Day in London, From a Child’s Perspective!
Our First Visit
Tower of London
When planning a day trip, you need to be aware that you might struggle to see everything, so it’s important to prioritise in advance what you would like to see. We focused the day on the Tower of London, and it was amazing. The visit took around 3 hours and, unfortunately, we had to miss out on the Crown Jewels, as the queue to see them was over an hour long. But never mind, we still had a great time! In particular, we all loved the exhibition about the animals living in the Tower.
Next we had a quick visit to the Sky Garden, to see the amazing views of the city. (The ratio is 1:3 for schools, and so we recommend the London Eye for larger groups
We had a meal at the VQ Aldgate Restaurant, which is in great location next to Aldgate tube station. We really enjoyed our food there. It was very tasty and the service was excellent, very quick and efficient.
A surprise for the girls!
Later we had a little surprise for the girls. We stopped at Leicester Square and took them to the Lego Shop (girls are both big Lego fans and seeing the Queen built from Lego is quite a fun experience!). The M&M’S shop just opposite is a great experience for every chocolate fan, and they picked some sweets for the return journey.
We had a fantastic time (and we’re already looking forward to returning again), but don’t take my word for it. We asked the girls a few questions about their trip, and this is what they had to say …
Q: What did you like about Tower of London?
Amaya The armour room and swords
Julia Ravens, King bed and throne
Q: Did you remember your favourite site from Sky Garden view?
Amaya Gherkin building
Julia London Eye
Q: What did you enjoy the most about the day in London?
Amaya The restaurant, because the food was lovely, and M&M’s Shop to buy more chocolate.
Julia Sky Garden, as I love the views, it was so high!
Q: Would you recommend a school trip to London to your school?
Both Yes! The girls decided that Tower of London is a great visit for schools, as there was so much to see there, especially when sharing the experience with their friends.
Q: How would you rate your trip today?
Both They both gave it 10,000% J
So, if you want to take your class to London please contact us today! We will be happy to help.