It seems like a while since we’ve managed to venture further than a ½ mile radius of the house and to be honest I think we were all going a little stir crazy…so when some friends mentioned they were going on a little adventure to North London and would we like to join them we jumped at the chance…well sort of, once I’d had my grumpy ‘I’m not driving all the way across London’ moment and we’d plotted a suitable route using public transport…then we all jumped at the chance! It’s actually really easy to get to Hampstead from South East London, the Overground…when working…is quick and easy, and on a Sunday mostly empty.
We have been National Trust members for a couple of years now and much like our membership to the Horniman Museum in South East London, it's money well spent! The great thing about it is we can pitch up at any National Trust location and it doesn’t matter if we spend an hour or a day there. The trouble with these sort of places and young children is that you’re never sure how long you’ll get before one of them (or us) has a meltdown - if you are paying for each visit it can be either great value or very expensive depending on how long you stay. They are always really well set up for kids too, with activities, playgrounds, open spaces and (sometimes) animals!