London legends are so many and still contributes to make this stunning cit so fascinating and mysterious! Let’s discover some of them before to travel soon again with the kids!
One of the city I miss the most in this period is certainly London. Have you ever been there in spring? It is simply stunning, the weather is perfect (considering it is England!) and the city is plenty of events and activities to do indoor and outdoor. A true paradise for families! Waiting to come back there with a new Tapsy Tour, let me tell you about 5 interesting London legends kids will absolutely love! They will push up their curiosity to know more about the city, so let’s hope to get there together soon!
LONDON LEGENDS FOR KIDS, TAPSY’S TIPS
NO.1: A GIRL IS CRYING!
This is a very recent one, form 1987. It came out after a fire at King’s Cross Station on November 18: the flames spread and many people were trapped underground, 31 of them were killed. After this accident, a girl was spotted around the station, crying inconsolably: she was wearing jeans and t-shirt and had long brow air. Every person who saw her said she suddendly disappeared into the crowd everytime someone tried to comfort her. Some people still hear her crying on the empty platform and feel smoke curling out from the escalator. Be careful when you visit King’s cross station!
NO.2: THE FAMOUS RAVENS
One of the symbols of London is its famous Tower. During the centuries, it has been protagonist of many cruel events and so many legends surround its walls. One of the London legends kids will love is about its ravens. It is really simple : if ravens fly away from the tower, the crown will fall and all England with it! Authorities seems to believe in the legend, as since the late 19th century there have been captive ravens kept at the tower, just in case the free ones decide it’s time to go.
LONDON LEGENDS NO.3: WHERE IS THE QUEEN?
Do you want to know if the Queen is in Buckingham Palace? Look a the flag on the facade: when the Union Flag is flying above the residence, the Queen is not there. She is inside when the Royal standard is flying above. So when you will get inside the Palace for a visit perhaps you could meet Her Majesty!
LONDON LEGEND NO.4: VAMPIRES!
This is a bit creepy! London legends say there is a vampire in Highgate cemetery. in 1969 a spooky grey figures appeared to some locals in the cemetery, so they marched into it with crucifixes and wooden stakes to catch him, but they never saw him again. He could still be out there, watch out!
LEGEND NO. 5: NO ROADS IN LONDON!
This is quite fun, isn’t it? London has no roads, so where do buses, cars and people walk on? The truth is most of the streets in the city were named before the word ‘road’ entered the English language, so when you walk with your kids in London you will meet alleys, streets and squares, but not roads apparently. It could be a nice hunt to do with kids, right?
Which other legends do you know about London or your favorite city to visit with kids? Comment below!