half term and what to do? well luckily for us we are very close to london town, just a hop skip and a jump. yes i know we live in london, i know, but for some reason it doesn’t really feel too much like “living in london” where we are, so we get the best of both worlds and therefore going into london always feels just like that, going into london!
ronnie had craft club for a couple of days, and this boy can craft, we have a mountain of paper and boxes to prove it! i was also lucky enough to have a few days off from work too, which meant we could chill and have some fun together too. he is such good company. we woke on the friday morning to gorgeous blue skies and then sun was shining, it was cold yes, but the day was mighty fine. so off we popped down to the southbank with a smile and giggles and a packed lunch in our bags.
the southbank is a wonderful place and is not just for half terms, it is always brimming with people, buzzing with entertainment and activities galore. it’s often a place the HPMcQs go just to mingle and take in the vibe, watch the boarders, plus it is absolutely fabulous for people watching. check out the southbank centre in advance as there is always something going on. the southbank centre includes the hayward gallery, royal festival hall, queen elizabeth hall and the purcell room, and the saison poetry library.
already so much to see and do, but when you venture outside there is SO much more.
we often sit and watch the skate boarders do their thing in the undercroft. grab something to eat in multitude of places to eat and drink along the way, be it a restaurant or some street food at the weekends. there are sculptures to admire and run amongst. you can catch a river boat down the thames. at the weekend there is a book market to rummage through. an abundance of street performers to watch, music to listen to, dance to and enjoy. once you passed all this you can admire the houses of parliament and big ben across the river, let the children run wild in the jubilee gardens and last but not least there is the london eye.
so like i said the southbank is definitely not just for half terms!
here are a few snaps from our afternoon
ronnie really loves taking his camera everywhere we go, and is developing a keen eye for great graffiti just like his mum!