100 London Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 3PQ
If there’s anything I enjoy most about living in London it has to be the vast amount of things to do for free, especially when it comes to museums. The amount of joy and satisfication I have once leaving a museum is one of the best feelings ever, it maybe from the early days and memories of London when my parents used to take me and my brothers to the Natural History and Science Museums.
After being glued to Time Out and every blogger with the littlest inch of a mention about London I discovered The Horniman Museum. Situated a bit further out of central London, but definitely worth the trip. However I do suggest it on a summer day to also explore the gardens before hand. Sporting a Monica from Friends humidity frizz of a hair do wasn’t particularly my favourite thing.
The museum will have you captivated by the variety in exhibitions from Natural History, African costume to their aquarium (my favourite) so there’s fun for all the family, and also for your little ones there’s always some fun activities in the summer holidays like art days at the moment. I advise you to check out their website before planning your trip to see what’s on at the minute!
The museum itself is free which is perfect if you need to do your summer holiday on a budget this year. However the aquarium was a small fee of £3.50 (adult) and children £1.50. So an absolute bargain especially after seeing the joys from children when you hear shouting “Mum, Mum I’ve found Nemo” and “Oh look there’s Dory”.
After your fun filled morning / afternoon at the museum you can wander have a picnic through the gardens in which you could stumble across the perfect view of the London skyline. (You guys know I’m a sucker for the London skyline) . If you have visited before let me know what your favourite bit was, or even better if you are planning a visit after reading this.
Have a lovely weekend guys whatever you decide to do!