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I is for. . . Inking Women, Indian Food and Icing

May 15, 2017

Continuing on with the A to Z of family friendly activities in London we have the letter I.

I love a niche museum. Whenever we go away I like to visit small local museums, they’re so fun and full of interesting finds. I never really realised but London is full of amazing small museums. For this day out we visited the Cartoon museum and it’s current exhibition “The Inking Women”. The exhibition celebrates British cartoon and comic artists. The images ranged from caricatures from 1762 right through to current artists and exerts from their graphic novels. My favourites were the posters used as part of the suffragette movement and there were some very funny newspaper comics too. We had a look round the rest of the museum which showcases British comics and cartoon artists. There is a small children’s section for reading and creating their own artwork if they (or you!) are inspired. The museum has 2 floors and no lift but there was space to leave the pushchair downstairs and baby change facilities available too.

After the museum, we headed for lunch in nearby Covent Garden. We chose Masala Zone after I had read about it’s family-friendly reputation. Although Henry actually slept all the way through lunch so we didn’t get to test the facilities out! The manager was very cute and brought some crayons and colouring for Henry. The food was very nice and they have a children’s menu too.

After lunch, we had a walk around Covent Garden and then, of course, we needed dessert. We headed to the Primrose Bakery for cupcakes. They’re delicious, all that needs to be said really. It’s a small bakery, no room for pushchairs but it was a nice day so we took them away and got our fill of cake in the sunshine.

Great day out with lots of good food!

The Cartoon Museum


£7 for an adult and free for a child (under 18)


2 floors, no lifts but storage available for pushchairs


Baby Change facilities available

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