For our London adventures we try and fit as much into our trips as possible. During February half term we traveled to the 02 to visit the Star Wars Identities exhibition. As the 02 is located on the Greenwich Peninsula next to the Emirates Air Line, it gave us the perfect excuse to take Adam on his first cable car journey.
There are a number of different ticket options in order to ride on the Emirates Air Line. As we have Oyster Cards we didn’t need to queue for a ticket. We simply swiped our oyster cards for a discounted payment.
Cabins arrive everything 30 seconds and can hold up to 10 people. The journey took us above the River Thames and lasted around 10 minutes. As the Emirates Air Line is further along the river from central London we got different views of the capital compared to the London Eye.
We all thoroughly enjoyed riding on the cable cars. We didn’t need to queue and Adam was captivated by the view. The journey is long enough to take in the sights but short enough to maintain a four year old’s attention. Next time, I would like to do the journey again in the evening. I bet the view is spectacular during a night flight experience.
Our next adventure was the new Lego Store. Located at Leicester Square, the store opened in November 2016. With two Lego mad boys, the Lego Store was a must attraction. Luckily we were forewarned about the queues to get into the store. We were able to prepare Adam about the delay.
It was bitterly cold, although this didn’t seem to deter Adam. He was too interested in looking through the Lego comic he was given by Lego staff and peeking through the store window.
One positive outcome of the delay getting into the store is that it isn’t too crowded inside. We were able to look at the various Lego structures without having to wait for photos. Adam immediately went to the underground train. This is the largest Lego build in the store and is made from over 637,000 bricks. Adam spontaneously gave the Royal Guard a hug.
Other Lego constructions included a London Underground map, Big Ben, a red telephonebox and a huge Londonscape picture.
The Lego Store had stations where children could make their own creations. We all had our eye on the Mosaic Maker. Here you have the chance to purchase your own personalised Lego mosaic portrait. This is an activity we shall save for when Adam is slightly older.
Take a look at our London adventure:
Adam was so inspired by our Lego Store visit that he and Daddy set to work on creating the Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle when we returned home. They even created their own stop frame animation during the process. This required a lot of patience for a four year old!
Disclaimer: We did not receive tickets for the Emirates Air Lind and were not asked to write this review.
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