Exploring Mary Poppins London is providing some fantastic glimpses into London’s history. With two iconic films about Mary Poppins, both set in this magical city, there are lots of places to explore.
Just book budget accommodation in North London and go for a stroll in Regents Park just like Mary Poppins and the children. As you enter through the tall gates, imagine you are having a jolly holiday with Mary. Although you cannot dance with the penguins, you can visit them in London Zoo. Or you go fly a kite on Primrose Hill?
Feed the pigeons on the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral just like the Birdwoman did in the first film. Admire the beauty of the building with its massive dome, before heading around the cathedral in the footsteps of Jack the Lamplighter.
His bike tour of London leads over to the Tower of London and Tower Bridge, as well as Threadneedle Street and the Bank of England. Take a close look at the Bank of England, for this, was the setting of the Fidelity Fiduciary Bank employer of both Mr Banks Senior and Mr Banks junior. It is where John nearly caused the bank to collapse following a run on its funds after he complained bitterly that they wouldn’t let him have his 2p back!
Stop off at the church of St Mary-le-Bow on Cheapside and listen to the bells. These are very special to Londoners. If you are born within the sound of Bow Bells, then you are entitled to call yourself a true cockney, just like Bert the Chimney Sweep and Jack the Lamplighter.
If you are ready for a break, you can book a stay at Palm hotel which is also one of the best North West London party venues and try a Mary Poppins Afternoon Tea at the Aqua Shard Restaurant. Enjoy a fantastic range of delicious cakes, crumpets and admire the tea stand complete with carpet bag, umbrella and silver booted feet! While at the Shard, take a look at the London skyline. It has changed a bit since Mary Poppins visited London, but you can still see many of the key places like St Paul’s and the Houses of Parliament in the distance.
Head over to the Mall and follow Mary, Jack and the children’s footsteps along the road down to Buckingham Palace. Imagine the lamplighters zooming around the statue of Queen Victoria and then speeding down to the Houses of Parliament where Jack has the task of reversing time.
Mary Poppins and London create a magical, memorable experience for everyone.