We’ve had a really busy Easter/ end of term break and not stopped moving and experiencing new things/ places!
We just got back from a couple of days in the Southeast and I opted to take the kids into London for the day. Now, there are lots of things to do in London and plowing through the list we just couldn’t decide so after hearing about a Monopoly tour of London I suggested it to the kids. After a quick bit of research online, I could see it was to be a full day and a lot of walking….they were warned but this is what they really wanted to do!
So 36,000 steps, 15.5 miles and 9 hours later, we completed the tour. Yes, we were exhausted but so pleased with ourselves.
I found a route online and mapped onto a good old fashioned paper map. I thought this would be a little more inclusive of the kids and be less dependent on Siri where to turn at every step. I also didn’t trust the battery life on my phone 😛
Map in hand and off we went. Starting at Old Kent Road and making our way round…finishing at Bow Street/ Covent Garden area.
We hit all but one stop – electric company. I believe there is one on Pentonville Road but to cut out some walking I opted not to trudge around looking for it.
We made a couple of quick detours along the way – Platform 9/4 at Kings Cross. Sherlock Holmes museum on Baker Street and the fabulous Monopoly toilets at Marylebone station.
We stopped at all streets and stations and threw in the tokens too. Amazingly, we found a top hat and were brave enough to have a Policeman send us to jail.
It was a great day but exhausting. Not for the very young as its just too far. Despite our mileage, we did also take a couple of buses and a tube ride.
A truly unique experience for us all and I hope one they remember look back on fondly. Not many people can say they have toured the Monopoly board for real 🙂