Trafalgar Nights – Trafalgar Square at Nighttime
Boxing Day we decided to go out for a little trip to the British Museum. Unbeknown to us, the Museum was closed and we had no other plans for the day. So off to the pub it was for lunch and to then figure out a new plan of action for the day…
ArgeySon had been begging to go to “the toy store” for a while now. Now the Toy Store in question is called Hamleys.
For those who know nothing of this store you can find out more here. Briefly though, Hamleys has been around in since 1760 and the present branch on Regent Street has been running since 1881. The store was bombed 5 times during WWII and staff would stand at the door wearing tin hats selling the toys to the public and then running back inside to get more toys. The store has 6 levels in all, all jam packed with toys! Needless to say, it was sensory overload for all concerned! ArgeyDaughter bought some cool pens and stencils and TheSon went to Build-a-bear on the 3rd floor as he needed a bigger and more cuddly teddy so that he would stop stealing his sister’s monkey! ArgeySon ended up with a Toothless (from How to Train Your Dragon) which he promptly named Jerry.
After 2 hours in this gargantuan toy store, we (the grown-ups) decided we needed to sit down, but the kids were still bursting with energy so we hopped a bus for s short trip down to Trafalgar Square. It was our first visit to the Square and I must say it was great. Buzzing with street performers and loads of people taking photos and sitting down to eat. The kids promptly found a guy covering the upper square with bubbles and spent almost an hour watching him and chasing the bubbles.
After the Bubbles, we found a couple of fire twirlers doing their act. We caught the end of it and got a couple of snaps 🙂
Then it was time to climb on the Lions for a bit, take some more photos before heading off for dinner.
I had been really keen to check out Wagamamas and ArgeyMum agreed so off we went. Wagamamas was amazing. Asian food that was extremely well priced, fast, delicious and had vegetables! Definitely will be visiting again. Bus trip home with 4 very tired people but an amazing day that turned out completely different to what it started as.