We had a day last week when we hopped on the train to London. We were staying in Surrey with family so it was only a short trip to Waterloo, where we encountered hordes of people around Westminster Bridge. There were queues for the London Eye, queues for the London Dungeon and (thankfully the shortest) queue for the London Aquarium, which was where we were headed.
The Aquarium is great and the kids had a fantastic time. We bought our tickets through the Clubcard scheme at Tesco. I don't know if we would have paid full price to go in otherwise as it's very expensive. It took us about an hour and a half to go round it and there is a lot to different things to see. Our favourite bit was the huge tank of sharks.
It's a fun area of London as there is a real buzz with all the crowds and the photos with Big Ben in the background are a London essential! We headed into Jubilee Gardens, at the base of the London Eye, where there were lots of street performers, fairground rides and a great playground. The Boy found the climbing equipment a bit too big for his little legs but it's perfect for slightly bigger children.
It was a successful day out all round.