London is blessed with almost every kind of transport. Seeing how many different kinds of travel you can fit in one day is a great way to see the sights and have fun, especially with children. So, why not make the most of it and have a transport-themed day out just like we did?
We have a top day out in Greenwich for 2 people to give away, taking in the Cutty Sark, The Royal Observatory and a meal for 2 at the Rivington Greenwich. To enter, just email the name of your favourite boat or ship from any period of history to: competitions@Tfl.gov.uk (Boaty McBoatface is not admissible).
Love boats? The East End is rich in maritime history – and you can explore lots of it via the DLR. On our visit we started out at St Katharine Docks, not far from Tower Gateway.
It’s a little hidden gem away from the bustle around Tower Bridge and lovely to wander around. It’s the marina closest to central London and in season, has lots of boats moored which gives it a sense of the seaside in the capital. The Dickens Inn is a fabulous 18th century docks warehouse next to the marina that has been restored and you can enjoy food and drink here in the beamed restaurants.
On Saturday some of you took part in our Know London Walking challenge, navigating around London to find Legible London signs and scan as many QR codes as possible. As is to be expected in England, we had a little bit of rain, but we still had plenty of entries from a huge variety of people aged 9 to 66 – well done to everyone who took part!
We’re running a #DLR30 competition to win a very special experience for 2. To enter, just send an email completing this line (15 words or fewer) to Competitions@TfL.gov.uk. “My favourite view in the world is…”
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of our Legible London wayfinding system, we’ve partnered with British Orienteering (who, coincidentally, are 50 years old this year) to bring you Know London Walking – the ultimate urban navigational challenge!
If you think you know London’s best shortcuts and hidden secrets, now’s the time to prove it. Or if you just want a bit of fun on a sunny August weekend, that’s fine too.
I love cycling. I’d commuted to work for over 7 years in London before I had children and I loved the freedom and flexibility it gave me. Having children was joyous, but it was a big change – prams, napping and the safety of something so small meant cycling was on hold for a bit. However, once my daughter got bigger and more robust I was happy to gain a second hand wee-rider seat and start going places again. We did it, and it was fun!