This Tudor-palace-meets-Art-Deco-mansion might look like it’s in the arse end of nowhere (and ok it kind of is), but it’s still only in Zone 4!
You don’t actually have to trek to E17 to discover Word’s wares, but the bricks-and-mortar store is so pretty you might want to.
Our waitress was adorable and even offered to cut up Babu’s croissant when I was busy feeding the baby.
Berlin is about as child-friendly as European cities come and it didn’t take long to work out where all the cool kids hang out.
Take your kid and prepare to be side-eyed by every other childless visitor, because they’re all wondering why the hell anyone would bring a child here.
Not your average kids’ shop by any means – and definitely one to bear in mind when you’re in the market for something a bit special.
Adam, AKA Bab Dad, has lived in Hampstead for two and a half years. He’s a doctor and dad to Bab, 2, and Margot the cat, 3.
From child-led playgroups to parent-focused gigs; lively mummy-and-me yoga classes to calm, childcare-inclusive mothers’ retreats – we give you the definitive, tried-and-tested top 100 activities for little Londoners and their adults.
Helpful staff, aesthetic beauty and a great mix of educational activities – not necessarily the things kids will care about but all so necessary for parents.
The old, new, commonplace and downright weird coexist in perfect harmony, making for an utterly fascinating day out.