Google+ Authentic Parenting: London with Kids: King Square Gardens

Monday, September 9, 2013

London with Kids: King Square Gardens

As we've embarked on London with the family, I thought I'd let you in on some of the spots we're visiting. I'll be writing one post per activity/attraction and will write a roundup about the trip and overall experience, linking up all activities.

So the first thing we did after arriving in London was hitting the nearest park as the kids were a bit frazzled after getting up early and lots of commuting. And what a hit!

With the extremely hot weather we were having, the creative water play at King Square Gardens offered a welcome refreshment. A couple of natural inspired playscapes, a huge sand area, lots of swings, green surroundings and super clean bathrooms with a baby changing area, this small park is a wonderful summer stop on your visit in London.

Talking to another mum, I found out that the park was recently redesigned. With all the sand and the water play unavailable, this spot is probably less interesting in wintertime.

Price: Free
Location: King Square EC1
Getting there:
Buses: 4, 56 to Goswell Road; 43, 205, 214, 394 to City Road
Tube: Old Street Station
Train: Old Street Station

Close family friendly eats:
The Old Ivy House
166 Goswell Road
A nice authentic looking pub, where you can eat a variety of dishes at lunchtime under 5£. Family style food with heart and certainly family friendly! Look out for the writing on the blackboard outside, we spotted some funny things on there during our stay.

PRET à Manger
1 Long lane
Deli Style. If you're looking for a quick organic bite, PRET makes nice fresh sandwiches and wraps. They also have a variety of organic hot and cold beverages and serve a babychino for free (just foamed milk with chocolate sprinkle, but my daughter loved it!). There are PRET branches everywhere in town.


Check out Freaky Rivet's family day out itineraries and support London kid's charities!


Have you visited London with kids? Share some of your favorite kid friendly locations in the comments below.



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