London calling!! Ay had been wanting to do a train journey for a while now, so dressed in the London tube colours, we were off to play tourist
🚂 Journey from Oxford to London ~1hr
🚇 Down and up the escalators and into the London tube (25 min)
🎡 Queue for London eye (1/2hr) and actual time spent in it (1/2hr)
🐟 Sealife Aquarium (1.5 hrs)- 5min walk from London eye
🛥 Boat trip (40min)
🚊 Backward journey (~1.5hrs)
Fun factor …. Unmeasurable 🤩
Review of London eye-it’s nice enough but the queues were crazy and it moves so slowly, you hardly feel it. Ay being used to “normal” Ferris wheels, was like, why is this not moving, so 30min in there for him were a bit too much. He spent most of the time spotting sharks in the river below😅 watch the video HERE
🚨Please beware, you will have to dismantle or fold your buggy before entering, which woke disgruntled babies up and some mums were not happy.
🚨3+pay almost an adult ticket, so it’s 100£+ for family of four
So was it worth it? Personally for me, for a once in a lifetime experience, yes.. doing it again, probably no. For Ay, its a definite NO at age 4.. doing it again, well not until he is much older. For children his age, go sea life, where he had a blast (review HERE) or Shrek’s adventure (if they are into it). There’s a playground close by but it was so crowded, and looked better suited to bigger children, so we didn’t venture in.
If you do decide to go, here is how to make your visit cheaper:
–Keep an eye out for tourist brochures, train tickets, cereal packs etc, as they often contain 2-1 vouchers for Merlin attraction.
-Use Tesco vouchers
– Pre-booking or booking online will save you some money
⭐️ ⭐️ VERDICT ⭐️ ⭐️
Good for doing it once, but wait until your child is at least 6-7 to enjoy the experience, perhaps even older