Over the last few weeks I’ve been trying to make an effort to spend more quality time with my daughters. We’ve always been quite good at getting out and about, however I’ve also been really busy with blog stuff and some work we’ve been doing on the house. After spending most of our half term doing fun things I’ve been reminded to put them first and enjoy every minute of being a mummy.
Last weekend we popped to London for a trip to Tate Modern and a little wander around the surrounding area. We had a really lovely day and I thought I’d share a few iPhone snaps from our day. If you’re in London with little people I’d really recommend the Bankside area as there’s plenty to interest them.We started off by meeting my brother at Tate Modern and looking at all the fantastic art. I always enjoy going to galleries with the girls as their perspective on everything is so different. They also got to make their own sculptures using card which they really enjoyed.
After saying goodbye to my brother we had a stroll down the Thames path and watched a fantastic busker juggling flaming batons (we gave him a generous tip for the great show). I also showed the girls the Globe Theatre, Jess was absolutely fascinated by it and really wants to go and see some Shakespeare performed there now! We also had a look at The Golden Hinde, a reproduction of Francis Drake’s famous ship and had a look at Borough Market which is eerily quiet when it’s closed.
We spent half an hour in the absolutely stunning Southwark Cathedral, which is actually the oldest cathedral in London. The interior is absolutely breathtaking and full of amazing history. We were lucky enough to catch the choir practicing and the organ playing which made the experience even better. If you’ve not visited this amazing cathedral I’d really recommend it, it’s definitely one of London’s hidden gems.
Finally we took a few selfies, before going back the way we’d come and wandering over the millennium bridge and taking in the amazing views across London. I can’t visit the area without walking round my favourite building of all St Paul’s Cathedral. We also stopped to look at the memorial to the Blitz firemen, it’s one of my favourite war memorials.
We had an absolutely amazing day, I feel so blessed to have children who appreciate art and heritage and patiently listen to all the little historical facts I tell them. I’ve certainly brought them up to be as much of a proud Londoner and history geek as I am! They may be seriously hard work, but they really make me proud on days like this!