We promised that we would do this post for you. We get asked so often how we get around London with Ace and Alfie so here are our top tips.
- Practise makes perfect. The first time will feel like such a mission, but the more often you do it the easier it gets.
- We only go to stations that have lifts.
- If it happens to be out of order, don’t panic. When going up an escalator push your front wheel into the step in front.
- When going down an escalator pull your back wheel into the step in front. When going up the escalators push the buggy into the back of the step above and hold it up.
- NEVER be afraid to ask someone to help you up or down the stairs.
- Always come off a tube backwards.
- If there is no lift at the place you want to go to then go to the nearest big station with a lift and get a bus from there.
- That brings us onto where to go once you’ve made it into town. We’ll do it in terms of location.
Tottenham Court Road – to eat we go to Berners Tavern (step free, large so a pram or two go unnoticed, nice big baby changing room). To shop, well the world is your oyster. It’s a five minute walk to Oxford Circus via a huge Primark, the new massive New Look, Zara etc. You could even walk up Berners Street and pop to the new Hershesons over nap time for a quick blowdy or mani. Step free and so much space! It’s like Luke Hersheson was a new dad or something! (he is LOL.)
Bond Street – the obvious here is Selfridges but you all know that we had a not so great experience on the roof top recently. They do actually have a great changing facility on the 4th floor though so def go for a coffee at the Starbucks up there if you’re caught short. If you fancy a pretty stroll then head over to Mount Street for some window shopping. While you are there pop into George. It’s a members only club who have recently launched a kids club called George Junior, where there are people on hand to entertain your kids (think face painting, games, colouring, brilliant kids food) so you can relax knowing they are in safe hands while you have a hot cup of tea. Apply for membership by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 020 3879 9146.
Green Park – this is so easy if you need to go to Knightsbridge, just hop on a bus outside the station. You can also easily stroll up Bond Street to Oxford Circus in under 10 minutes.
St Pancras/Kings Cross – a mecca for prams. So many options, all step free. Try Granger and Co mid morning once the breakfast rush has died down, we recently went to German Gymnasium and they couldn’t have been more accommodating – the manager couldn’t do enough and after the babies woke, high chairs were brought over without us having to ask.