Easter Bank Holiday we went and stayed in London, the last place you should go on Bank Holiday some may have said; ‘won’t it be heaving with people…?!’
The answer was no.
It was blissfully perfect for adults and kids allowing us to enjoy the city we saw rather than get lost in the sheer volume of normal city-goers and commuters. We could wander – let the kids go on ahead and was altogether the most peasant experience!
Though we never set out looking for a break on a budget, a family stay in London can certainly be done very reasonably. Travelling by train we got a family rail-card meaning transport for five, return, was £120.
Then it’s ‘where to stay’. If you go the hotel option you have to pay a good buck to get anything of any decent size and standard; so then it’s a question do you go two rooms or one family…but then if you’re in with the kids that kills your evening whilst you maintain total quiet (anyone else know what I’m talking about?!). Solution: I found us an apartment which was absolutely perfect! That came in at about £290 but it was a great size with tonnes of living room, kitchen, ensuites etc; it was a 2 minute walk from the tube and it was a great home from home. Check out Marlin Apartments if you’re looking for somewhere to stay – highly recommend them and they have various apartments right across the city.
Lastly, we used our trusty Tesco Clubcard Vouchers for a meal or two… I know… it’s hilarious – but at many restaurant they quadruple in value meaning when we went to Pizza Express we only paid for drinks!
So, that’s London Baby… We know where we’ll be next Easter!