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Mum in the hood: Sally Webb from Highams Park

Each month we feature a London mum who shares her favourite places in her community. This month we talked to Sally Webb who runs Milk At The Museum – a blog which showcases all the family-friendly museum offerings across London. Sally is an East London mum from Highams Park and tells us what she loves about her hood.

Tell us a little about yourself…

I’m  Sally, my career has mostly been working in museums, most recently a tour guide at the Cabinet War Rooms and I run a blog Milk at the Museum which covers information on all family related activities happening in the London museums. I have two kids, ages 2 and 4.

Which area do you live in and what do you love about it?

I live in Highams Park near Walthamstow. I absolutely love East London, as well as the area being buzzing you can also feel a million miles away from London with the beautiful Epping Forest on your doorstep. There’s something for everyone and such a community feel.

 

 

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Where do you like to hang out as a family?

Our absolute fave is the William Morris Gallery, it’s super kid-friendly and they have a brilliant play area in Lloyd Park just behind it, there are also really beautiful gardens.

What is/are your favourite family-friendly eateries?

Can I say museums cafes? Our fave museum cafe is the Museum of Childhood’s, we spend a lot of time there and the kiddies can’t get enough of the pirate cupcakes.

 

 

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We love our local pub The Royal Oak, they’ve got a play area in the back and board games. A couple of local child friendly cafes too nearby, Ziggy Played Guitar in Highams Park and Oh My in Chingford. Both have toys for the kiddies to play with so you can enjoy a hot cuppa!

Related content: Read our review on Ziggy Played Guitar >

What local activities do you and your family take part in? For example, kids’ classes, fitness etc.

I go to Zumba nearby and we are signing our 4 year old up to swimming shortly in Woodford. We also spend a lot of time at Museum of Childhood who have singing and story time for kids and a new session called Movement Play.

Where’s your favourite place to escape in your area for a little me time? A shop, spa, café etc.

Ooooh I barely get much me time but I love Epping Forest to clear the head or Spitalfields Market.

Where’s the best place(s) for date night? Mums’ night out?

We have a direct line to Liverpool Street so love the bars and restaurants round there and Brick Lane is always fun. Also we have an amazing curry house on our doorstep, Number 1 The Avenue. Yes we love a curry!

 

 

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Is there a little hidden gem in your area you’d like to share?

I’d have to say the William Morris Gallery, it’s such a lovely place and easy to get to what with it being on the Victoria Line. They do amazing family events too, makes for a lovely day out. Oh and Gods Own Junkyard which is full of all the neon and lightbulb signs. What’s not to love?

Related content: read our review on Gods Own Junkyard >

You can follow Sally’s family-friendly museum adventures on her blog and Instagram.

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