A family day out in London

My eldest son has been learning about The Plague and The Great Fire of London at school, and keeps repeatedly telling me all the details, including snippets such as Samuel Pepys burying his wine and cheese, before leaving the city.  See I’m learning too now.

Museum of London

Museum of London

He is really keen on history, so we decided to have a trip to the Museum of London.  A cold day but a real success – the boys loved it.  We also walked to Monument and Pudding Lane, at my son’s request.  Bless him – he was surprised that there was no bakery on Pudding Lane now.  And although I knew of Monument tube station, I didn’t know of the Monument or that it commemorated the Great Fire.

We also visited St Paul’s cathedral, which of course he knew had been rebuilt after the Great Fire. There was a fantastic model of the cathedral constructed from Fairtrade boxes.  The boys liked this, but son1’s comment was “Where is the model of the first St Paul’s cathedral?”.

The Fairtrade model of St Paul's

The Fairtrade model of St Paul’s

The West End, complete with knitted Bishop

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2 thoughts on “A family day out in London

  1. Michelle Murray

    Aww what a lovely trip. I love London but we have never been the museum. Looks goo. I love the fair trade model. Thanks so much for linking up to #FlashbackFriday – hope to see you pop over again xx

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