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.

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


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