SFN members to the rescue please!

Hi all

Can any of you lovely people please recommend reasonably cheap (but not scuzzy!) accommodation for a family of 3 for a 3 day trip to London?

I'm also after suggestions for things to see / do that a 9 year old girl would enjoy? Any ideas? Thank you! x

Foodwise - you might not have come across ITSU - fantastic for soup, noodles, rice...my kids loved it - the healthier alternative to Nandos...one of their other favourites and prices are good for the quantity/quality.

Also might be out of touch with ages but the Diana Pirate ship memorial playground in Kensington Gardens is great.

Try looking on Groupon London for last minute deals on entry and for food vouchers - you can get some great deals. Fish & Chips in Greenwich (near the maritime museum) was brilliant. You can also use the riverboat (tickets off groupon sometimes) which is a great way to get from Greenwich to Westminster and gives a totally different view. Groupon currently have deal 44% off Thames River Red Rover Cruise tickets from £4.25.

Currently offers on West End theatre ticket 'Tell me on a Sunday' Validity: 21 Feb - 8 Mar 2014. Must book by 5 March 2014. Purchase: Limit 1 per person Musical by Lloyd Webber and Don Black, starring Marti Webb @ Duchess Theatre, Covent Garden for 50% off at £17.50 each.

Tower is as Nick says, expensive.

Natural History & Science museum are fantastic days out - highly recommended.

Catharine, visit http://http://www.all-about-london.com/ and http://http://www.londonpass.com/?aid=19&gclid=CIzvmuzk37wCFSEHwwoda0UACg for vouchers etc that could save you money on entries to different attractions, including the London Eye.

Dont forget that all the museums (Natural History, Science, V&A etc) are free entrance. You only pay if you want to go to whatever special exhibition is on. Most children love the science museum - lots of hands on stuff to do. The Museum of Childhood at Bethnal Green (part of the V&A) is worth a visit if you have time. Is 5 mins walk from the station (central line). London Aquarium also good but pricey. Good luck have a good time.

Abbey, Tower and Eye can be expensive, but you may be able to get prebooked deals with London Pass.
Premier inn Greenwhich was fab, food shoite, but Jamie’s was just round the corner so we had an excellent value for money meal there on the first night and after Greenwich park, had Goddards pie and mash.
I showed my froggy family british cooking at its best and they were genuinely impressed.

Thanks Nick - sounds perfect!

Hi, in three days, this was our trip and really enjoyable.
Day one
Tube trip.
Big Ben
Up to Trafalgar Square
Down the Mall watched changing of the guard at Buck House
Visited wstminsterAbbey
London cab Over to Covent garden and watched the street acts.
Walked oxford street then fish and chips and back to the hotel.
Btw try the premier inn Greenwich for a family room deal.
Day two Greenwich park and observatory, afternoon London bus to Tower of London and then the London eye.
Day three-returned to France