Winterville London: a Christmas day out with the family on …

“Where is Winterville?” asked my daughter anxiously, as we walked towards the 220-acre Clapham Common, in south-west London. But then we saw it: a large…

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Hogwarts in the Snow: a festive Harry Potter experience at …

There was no mistaking the Harry Potter Christmas night bus, as it sailed up to our stop outside Watford Junction station. The towering double decker…

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Free things to do in London this Christmas

London can be an expensive place to visit, not least at Christmas. But, as someone who’s lived in the UK capital for over 18 years,…

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Stick Man. The best Christmas family show ever? Our review …

A couple of years back, our little family returned to see Stick Man at the Leicester Square Theatre, London. For the third year in a…

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Bonfire Night 2018: the best firework displays in London

Remember, remember the 5th of November: gunpowder, treason and plot. The British tradition of burning the Guy, and holding fireworks displays, originated in a plot…

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Read my Visit London feature: what is there for families …

“Away from the bustle of the city centre, Highgate London is a breath of fresh air. Children will love its slower pace, and the chance…

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Seeing the sights of London on a family day out …

Unlike the nearby SEALife London Aquarium, Shrek’s Adventure and London Dungeon, the London Eye is a simple attraction. After standing in a queue (made a…

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Close encounters at SEALife London Aquarium

Cheeky penguins, fear-inspiring sharks and delicate, luminescent jellyfish. Our day at SeaLife London Aquarium, on the South Bank of the city’s River Thames, introduced Austin…

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Free play in London: four top places to visit

Play England defines free play as “…children choosing what they want to do, how they want to do it and when they want to stop…

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