London is a wonderful place to fall in love. There is always something you can do as a couple or family. If you are looking for a list of amazing things to do together, do check out our first part that covers some of the most romantic and fun activities/locations.
Couples and family that eat together, travel together and make memories together will stay together! In this post, we talk about 3 of the most enchanting experiences you can have together as couple or family.
#1 Most enchanting experience - Watch a Musical together!
Check out London's West End for some of the longest running musicals in the most beautiful London's enchanting Mamma Mia, The Lion King and Phantom of the Opera. You can watch a musical every single night you spend in London as long as you have the budget and plan your ticket bookings before hand. If you can, book online before hand from well-reviewed sources. Try not to entertain the street touts who sell you tickets (usually at exorbitant prices). Get to the Theatre early and enjoy the atmosphere of the beautiful buildings. The experience of watching a live play is most magical and emotional!
#2 Most enchanting experience - Spend a relaxing day at Hyde Park!
I would rank Hyde Park among the BEST parks in the world. You would think, "Hey! you guys have Gardens by the Bay in Singapore don't you?". Yes we do. The problem is, you cannot walk for 15 minutes without soaking your shirt with perspiration in the year-round tropical heat/humidity. I hear Brits complaining about how miserable their weather is all the time while studying in Loughborough. I do admit my ears do hurt when it gets bitterly cold but I love it that you don't need to perspire or feel miserably sticky most times of the year. Okay I need to stop rambling about the weather (a habit I've picked up in the UK!)
Walk along The Serpentine (Lake) and watch the swans, ducks and geese! If you are visiting between March to October, you can get into a paddle boat and soak in the views from the calm waters. Find a shady spot and have a picnic! The juxtaposition of a green, peaceful and quiet place right in the middle of busy London makes it such an enchanting experience.
Debra and I LOVE this park to bits. We basically just sat on a park bench together, stared into the stunning open space and lost track of time.
#3 Most enchanting experience - Spend a day at Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
Debra and I have such fond memories of enjoying this amazing winter/Christmas spectacle together. You can enjoy rides, games and amazing food at this fair! Best part: FREE ENTRY!
When we brought Matthias to Winter Wonderland in Singapore last December, we showed him our London photos and wanted to give him an idea of what we were visiting. Sadly, he was utterly disappointed and called it 'Winter RuinLand'. The scale of the London Winter Wonderland is just humongous. You get full scale roller coaster rides and countless little huts and family friendly rides
We enjoyed some amazing hot chips, sausages and mulled wine while strolling along in the winter cold. It was a comforting feeling that is beyond description. It may be a little difficult to stay away from all the very attractive candies!
It is certainly somewhere a couple or family can do together and make wonderful memories together. The weather may be cold but the festivities and being with your loved ones warms the heart and soul.
Coming soon: Posts on our trip to Nottingham,Loughborough Manchester, Cambridge and Wales!
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Vincent & Debra Kwan, Founders of Hiro & Jack and stay-at-home parents with the odd life.