Visiting London with kids and want something to entertain them? Then why not book a stay at Best Western Palm Hotel London and visit the V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green. Only a few minutes from central London by underground, it is one of the most fascinating museums in the city.
Home to one of the best collections of toys, dolls, games, costumes and doll’s houses in the world, it has lots of hands on activities throughout the museum. Not all the toys here are simply on display – some are meant for playing too! There are puppets, Barbie dolls and even strange toys like Victorian paxinoscopes as well as a vast array of irresistible teddy bears!
It is equally irresistible to adults. You can take a trip down memory lane and discover the toys you remember from your childhood, while finding out more about the lives of children in years gone by. There are children’s clothes dating back to Victorian times, while dolls houses and miniature shops reveal the secrets of everyday life.
Book a stay at one of the Hotels in North London and visit Alice in Wonderland immersive theatre production at the Vaults near Waterloo Station. Perfect for both adults and children, it is a stunning adventure into the unknown. After all, it is not every day that you get to jump down a rabbit hole, encounter playing cards busily painting white roses red or see the Mad Hatter hosting a tea party.
What makes this production so unusual is that you have to constantly choose which way to go. Do you follow ‘eat me’ or ‘drink me’. Entering either door will result in different experiences. You might want to follow the White Rabbit on his worried search not to be late, join an underground resistance movement against the Queen of Hearts, or simply let the Cheshire Cat decide.
With thirty different rooms involved, it is no surprise to find that no two visits are ever the same. Routes vary, and choices are hard to make. Many of the characters take on more than one role, resulting in 24 different adventures taking place at any one point in the production. Staggering out of the performance, most visitors stop to relax in the Wonderland Bar with a weird and wonderful cocktail before returning to the world of normality around Waterloo.
Complete your visit into the realms of fantasy and childhood by staying in Hotels near Wembley stadium and paying a visit to Lewis Carroll’s memorial in Westminster Abbey’s Poets Corner.