Have you tried taking your child on a train journey on your own, on a Friday close to rush hour in Central London? I have and it’s something that I have to mentally prepare for. I am not being dramatic. Having a pram with me with a one year old in a train is a challenge enough in London. Coupled with a child that doesn’t want to sit still and wants to be entertained and walked through out the train carriage. I have to sing nursery rhymes, bring bubbles and snacks and books. It’s like going on a short trip on steroids as it takes an hour and a bit for us to get to London Waterloo.
Because I take driving lessons every other Fridays and Luke works from home then, I try to visit him at work not for unselfish reasons. I do miss going to the city. Luke having to work in Waterloo hates to go to London on weekends. So the only compromise that I can see is visiting him on a Friday when he can leave early. When I go to London, I make sure that I go to museums or do things that interest me. I like arts, culture, food and travelling. You can say that I like doing it all. YOLO and all that. :p
Super flex is one of the exhibits that I wanted to go to. It’s amazing how you can relieve your childhood with some equipments. :) Having a toddler is a challenge. She can barely hold on to things so Luke and I had to take turns. With a museum as massive as Tate, we have to make sure that we can see her all the time. We don’t want our precious jewel getting lost don’t we?
Walking in Soutbank is another favourite of mine. During true height of summer, the area burst of energy and excitement. You have food stalls, performances and activities everywhere. It is over looking the Thames and you can see the London landscape as well. As for having a child friendly area, I can say that having a pram is a challenge. As London is an old city, there aren’t loads of lift so you have to make sure that you have someone to help you lift your pram or plan your route in advance to avoid any stairs. Luckily for me, Luke is with us.