Happy New Year! Kim and Tamara are catching up on New Year’s resolutions and Tamara shares an update on her trip to London and best tips for visiting London with kids.
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ON THE PODCAST
00:32 – Talking with Kim and Tamara
03:18 – Holiday football fan rivalry
06:57 – Hamilton in London
07:35 – Flight experience for London
09:23 – Royal Garden Hotel
10:33 – Princess Diana
12:58 – Athenaeum Hotel
15:13 – Things to do in London
18:33 – High tea experience
19:37 – Warner Brothers – Making of Harry Potter
22:47 – Tour of the British Museum
25:19 – Car and driver tour
26:58 – Holidays in London
29:35 – Favorite food spots
33:35 – Tip of the week
35:30 – Giveaway Winner announcement!!
WHAT TO DO IN LONDON WITH KIDS
- Seeing the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace is a unique experience. The ceremony takes place at 11:00 on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday, weather permitting. Then in the summer the ceremony is performed daily. Keep in mind that you should get there early in order to get a good spot to watch the ceremony.
- You can save a little bit of money if you get tickets in advance for the London Eye. The tickets are for a certain time, but you can skip the line.
- If you are a Harry Potter fan you should make some time to visit the The Making of Harry Potter at the Warner Brothers Studio. This is the location where a lot of the sets still reside from shooting. You can also learn about how things were done. This is definitely a full day adventure and the tickets can sell out a few months in advance. There are also different tours you can take in London and see different locations that were in the movies.
- Enjoying a meal at a local pub is a must do in London. Though keep in mind if you are traveling with kids it may be best to go during the day. The pubs get packed with the after work crowds. Turning the pub into more of a bar scene with the patrons drinking and smoking. Not to say that there won’t be drinking and smoking during the day, but less so, it is a pub after all!
TIP OF THE WEEK
This week’s tip is related to London. You should definitely look into purchasing an Oyster Card. These cards are what you use for the Tube and you can load it when you order the card. Then if you need to add more to the card for you transportation you can do this at any newsstand or even in the station. These cards max out a 6 pounds a day so even if you travel past that 6 pounds you will not be charged more for that day.
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