Wednesday, 24 February 2010
In an effort to find something different for our 13 year old son who has 'done' the Science Museum, the Eye and the London Dungeon on previous visits, I really came up trumps with two fantastic activities for our second day in London.
Whilst browsing on the internet, or should I say, manically searching for things to entertain a teenager, I discovered that the BBC offers tours around the TV Centre. At less than half the price of bloody Ripley's Believe it or Not (see last post), £9.50 for adults, £7 for children, this seemed like excellent value for money. Children have to be 9 years or over to go on the tour, though there are also CBBC tours for children aged 7 and over.
We had booked online for the 11am tour but turned up early to sit in reception to watch stars go by. In reality there seemed to be a succession of backroom staff, or else I'd just not seen them before. A very famous handsome black actor sat in reception for a while but I couldn't work out who he was. Suggestions please on very tall man with gorgeous deep, English voice?
The highlights of the tour were:
5. Seeing Eastender Archie's blood-splattered jumper (see photo)
I can't recommend the tour enough: so informative, such a laugh and great value. Son loved it.
(photo from Flickr.com)