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10-year-old's first trip to London

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10-year-old's first trip to London

Blumie | Jun 13, 2010 07:53 PM

I'm taking my 10-year-old daughter (she lives in Boston; I split my time between NYC and Boston) on safari in Tanzania. We are flying through London in each direction, and since she never has been to London, I decided we should spend a couple of days on our return before heading back to the States. (I'm going to take her on one of the embarrassing tour buses, in order to orient her to the city, so if anyone can recommend one of them over the others, I'd greatly appreciate it!)

Although I don't feel it necessary to take her to fancy meals while we are in London, I do want to take her to restaurants that are more British or European than what she typically experiences at home. So on that basis, I booked dinner at Bentley's on one night, and at Clarke's another. As I have never been to either of these, I'd appreciate people's thoughts on these choices, or on alternatives we might consider in Central London (we likely will stay at the Hilton Metropole, although I haven't ruled out splurging on The Athenaeum).

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