Ever wondered which famous London market provided the backdrop for the magical Diagon Alley in the Harry Potter films? Did you know the inspiration for Charles Dickens’ memorable character, Miss Havisham, was allegedly a London iron-monger who went from dandy to grieving down-and-out after his fiancé died on the eve of their wedding? These are just some of the fun facts you will learn on Lucy Madison’s fabulous Bring Your Baby “Dickensian Alleyways of the Old City” guided walk.
Lucy, a former primary school teacher turned tour guide, started Bring Your Baby guided tours back in June; providing parents of under-2s with the perfect opportunity to swap pounding the local park for a brain-nourishing cultural adventure through some of the city’s most historic streets.
Not only does Lucy entertain and inform with her encyclopaedic knowledge and quirky historical facts, she’s tailored her tour to meet your parenting needs; going at your pace and pausing for baby changing or feeding as needed. There’s even a scheduled coffee-break halfway through at a local pub.
Lucy also has the patience of a saint so if your little angel happens to be the one screaming for a rice-cake, Lucy will happily tell you what you missed as you rummage in your tardis of a pram for said snack.
Dickens doesn’t do it for you? Lucy offers other tours including two inspired by nursery rhymes where you can learn about the origins of old favourites like Three Blind Mice and the Grand Old Duke of York, while immersing yourself in London’s rich history. She’s also doing weekend dates so working mums and dads don’t have to miss out! Check out the Hoop app for more information and dates through September and October.
£12 per adult (kids are free) and a well worth every penny.
Pram or sling, there are no hard to navigate staircases.
Numerous opportunities and quiet spots along the route to feed and change and a scheduled stop halfway.
Feeding friendly ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Plenty of opportunity for babies on boob or bottle to be fed.
General vibes ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
A lovely way to while away a couple of hours while soaking in this brilliant city’s rich history.