SuperBreak’s Carl treated his family to a London escape recently with a shopping trip, visit to the British Museum and of course, an exciting night at The O2 Arena watching Ant & Dec’s Takeaway Tour included. Read on to discover the highlights of their family break…
This was my first experience of The O2 and I took my wife and 10 year old daughter to see Ant and Dec’s Takeaway Tour travelling by East Coast rail from York to London Kings Cross. We were able to leave our bags in the Left Luggage facility at Kings Cross for just £6 for 3 hours and then take the tube to Oxford Street where we spent a couple of hours shopping (Not my idea!). Once the wife had spent all my money, we took the tube back to Kings Cross to collect our bags, then made our way to Canning Street Station which is just a 200 yard walk from our hotel, the Holiday Inn Express – London Royal Docks. Unfortunately our case handle broke, so I had to carry it all the way to the hotel!
The hotel was very nice with a large bar area and the staff were very welcoming and polite on arrival. We were able to check in with no problems. Our room was a little smaller than expected, but adequate for the 3 of us – it was also very clean and tidy.
Once refreshed, we took the short walk to the Emirates Air Line Cable Car to head over the Thames to The O2. We were able to pay using our Oyster Cards although we had to get a separate child ticket as you have to pay for children on the cable cars as opposed to kids being free on the tube.
The view from our seats were brilliant and we were able to see everything. The show was also great and everything we expected although we did hope to see some more a-list celebrities in the show as this was The O2, but we still enjoyed it. We also had food and drink throughout the show which was reasonably priced for this kind of venue. We had a chicken caesar salad each and a basket of fries to share which was excellent.
Once the show was over, we took the tube back to Canning Street Station as the Cable Car was closed at this time, which was a bit of a disappointment as it would have been nice to see London at night. However, Canning Street is only 1 stop from the O2 Station (North Greenwich).
On Sunday we visited the centre of London to go to the British Museum which was free entry and full of amazing artefacts – my daughter especially enjoyed the Egyptian area where they have lots of tombs and huge statues.
We have already planned to return next month to The O2 to see stand up comedy by Lee Evans with our son this time though.
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