So, on with the weekend!
SATURDAY (9th November)
It's the time of year where everything is moving indoors. However the big outdoor event this weekend is the Lord Mayor Show! Always good fun to watch. It starts at 11am from Mansion House near Bank and features buses, coaches, tractors, vintage cars, fire engines, the list goes on!
If you still have energy. there are a free hour long walking tour of the city It starts at 3pm from no.1 Poultry which is near Mansion House and Bank underground station
For those in the deep south of London - hop on a train to London bridge and get a bus from there. Those north of the borough, climb aboard a bus; the 133 will take you through Bank.
Staying in the city, St Pauls Cathedral is open for free today. This is a chance to view one of London's architectural gems without paying an arm and a leg. If you do want to visit the gallery, that costs £5/£3.
From Bank, you can catch a 76, 23 and 11
And after all that, don't forget the fireworks between Waterloo and Blackfriars at 5pm. If that doesn't make the children sleep well, than I don't know what will!
For those happy to visit the West End, Christmas has arrived at Covent Garden. Take the kids to pet a reindeer. Visiting hours are 12 to 4pm.
Catch the number 3 bus or 159 to get to Trafalgar Square and catch an 11, 23 or 15 down the Strand to reach Covent Garden.
SUNDAY (10th October)
As the outside world gets unfriendly, now is a good time to check out your local swimming pool. We have a range of reviews on this site.
- our review of Latchmere Leisure Centre
- our review of Brixton Recreation Centre
- our review of Clapham Leisure Centre
- our review of Camberwell Leisure Centre
- our review of Crystal Palace National Sports Centre
- our review of Peckham Pulse Healthy Living Centre
If you do fancy a good bus ride or train journey then you'll find the National Gallery's Sunday Magic Carpet Storytelling is still running. Suitable for under fives, it runs at 10:30am and repeats at 11:30 am;
The National Gallery is located in Trafalgar Square, WC2N 5DN. Hop on the number 3 bus or 159 to get there.
So that's a fairly quiet round up! Enjoy your weekend!