September has been incredibly packed : back to school for some, returning to nursery others, long hectic days in the office and some business travels to Dublin, Thessaloniki and Nicosia. There was still time for culture over the week-ends though so here’s #CulturedKids October linky #30!
The Open House week-end has been again our favourite, and this year we made it again to Burlington House and some of its delighful societies: Geological, Royal Chemistry and Royal Astronomical . Various experiments kept our boys entertained and books purchased and devoured at home from this stunning Cultural Courtyard – both arts and science hub. We’ve also made it to the Argentine Ambassador Residence in Belgravia and indulged into contemporary fashion collection, paintings and movies.
We paired all the culturing with sushi brunches and lunches – the latest addition to the hood, Japan House is a pretty exciting place, culinary as well as culturally. We also made it to the City to the 42nd floor of the Cheesegrater – exciting views and elevator rides. For something more historical and running around this fall, Chiswick House is a good old favourite, playground, historical house and pretty landscape grounds included.
Should you need more autumn and Halloween inspiration, Ham House is barely 30 minutes drive from Kensington and makes a perfect day out – a dedicated article in here. A rare and atmospheric 17th-century house on the banks of the River Thames in Richmond, Ham House has a superb collection of paintings and furniture whilst outside, a formal restored 17th-century landscape garden has heritage crops, mazes and spots to have fun.
#CulturedKids October: Ham House – haunted house London perfect Halloween inspiration
And if you’re after more cool and creepy inspiration, the Canal museum (listed right at number 1 in this collection of ours) organizes boat tours to experience gloomy depths through Islington Tunnel, a branch of the Regent’s Canal even older than the Underground. Before hopping on the boat, a witch will share some tales about London’s hidden history – how Halloweeny is that ! All on October 27th and 28th, full details in here, perfect material for #CulturedKids October.
For our followers who may be less familiar to #CulturedKids: as the name suggests, it’s a cool reunion of cultural articles aimed at children of all ages ( including the big kids !) and where bloggers share news, heads ups, tips and tricks on historic homes, castles, heritage, travel, museums and theatre! I have some amazing partners in crime: Catherine at @ CulturalWednesdays, Emma at @BavarianSojourn; Scarlett at @ DiariesofaLondoness and Megan, my lovely co-host at @TrulyMadlyKids ! Pop over and visit them after you linked up!