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Choosing where to stay in London City Centre is always a difficult decision, but with children in tow and during the Easter break, it is more important than ever to be conveniently located within the heart of London.
Hotels near Waterloo are placed perfectly near to an array of city centre attractions but also with good over ground connections to Eton and Windsor, for exploring the outskirts of the city. Try not to be tempted to splurge on an expensive hotel for you and your youngsters. When you are out exploring the city and its attractions there is very little need to have an expensive room to go back to. Save your funds to spend on discovering this magnificent UK destination.
Right on the doorstep of hotels near Waterloo, you will be spoilt for choice on where to take the kids. Attractions including the Sea Life Centre, the London Dungeon and the London Eye are all within walking distance of your hotel choice.
Rather than blowing your budget on individual tickets, look into purchasing passes online to grant you entry into any number of the attractions you plan to visit. Combi tickets offer reduced price entry to selected family friendly London days out including the Sea Life London Aquarium, the London Dungeon, the London Eye and Madame Tussauds.
As well as paying for the pleasure of discovering London, do not miss out on the chance to visit some of the city’s most-loved landmarks. Adventures can be educational too, and treating the children to a tour of sites including Buckingham Palace (be sure to catch the Changing of the Guards), Big Ben, The Palace of Westminster and the Tower Bridge, present young minds with a picture of the history and culture of our capital, without costing a penny.
Using the excellent London transport network, plan a day to take a trip out of central London and spend a day at LEGOLAND Windsor. Located just a short train journey away directly from Waterloo, LEGOLAND reopens on 14 March 2013, and provides great escape from the hustle and bustle of London town for the day.
Best suited to children up to 12 years old, and any die hard LEGO fans in your clan, LEGOLAND is an entire theme park world centred around the world’s most loved retro toy. With thrill rides, live performances, stunt shows and more, LEGOLAND can keep a family entertained for an entire day.
Tots and toddlers of the brood are not forgotten. DUPLO Land is brimming with age appropriate rides including slow pace boat rides, helicopters and play parks. For the LEGO enthusiasts, a walk through Mini Land is a must, where scenes from around the world are recreated using nothing but LEGO bricks.
Don’t forget to pick up some souvenirs, maybe even a few LEGO sets of your own at one of the many shops onsite. With so much to do in the city this spring, now is the time to start booking your Easter break away with the kids. Look online for budget hotels near Waterloo, and create an impressive itinerary that the children will love.