I would really happily recommend the Chicco London stroller / buggy. We bought it was a more travel friendly option compared to our larger, heavier Silver Cross Linear Freeway.
I would mention that while it originally cost £100, I bought it in a half price sale then had a £20 gift voucher which I used towards it. So, having technically paid £30 I'm delighted with it's features and quality. Whether I'd feel the same if I'd paid the full £100 is perhaps more questionable!
The buggy itself it pretty sturdy and durable for what is essentially an umbrella stroller. It is really easy to pop up and down quickly on the move.
Unlike cheaper umbrella buggies, the Chicco London comes with a cosy toes / footmuff and a raincover. For me these are essential so it was good to have them included as opposed to having to buy expensive add ons. Another plus with this model is that the seat back can go up and down adjusting for comfort and can even go all the way back to allow your child to pretty much completely lie down. This stroller also has a basket underneath and I was surprised just how roomy it is. On a recent holiday we managed to keep most of our toddlers changing things in it so we didn't have to carry it all around for the day.
This buggy has been great as a lightweight alternative to our main pram. Our little boy has just turned 3 years old and he still has plenty of room in it. It's also easy to handle so when he's walking I can easily push the buggy and hold his hand at the same time.
For anyone that this is useful for, we took it on a Cal Mac ferry for 4.5hrs last year and it was fantastic. Easily fit through the doorways and light enough to pick up and carry up stairs etc.
We also took it to Florida with us this summer and it survived being put in the hold no bother (we didn't use a protective bag or anything) both going and coming home. I was also perfect for using in the theme parks when little legs got too tired!
At a Glance The lightweight Chicco London stroller is suitable from birth and comes complete with hood, raincover, shopping basket and dual-faced liner. Features and benefits for Chicco London Deluxe Stroller Suitable from birth to a maximum weight of 15kg Comes complete with hood, raincover, shopping basket, dual-faced liner Lockable front swivel wheels Mulit position reclining backrest Adjustable calf rest Want to Know More?Stylish and lightweight, the Chicco London stroller offers comfort for babies and practicality for parents. Suitable from birth, the stroller features a 4 position reclining backrest and an adjustable calf rest to ensure you child's legs are comfortably supported as they grow. The all round suspensions ensure your little one enjoys a comfortable ride, and the front swivel wheel ensure easy manoeuvrability when pushing the stroller on smooth ground and can be locked when pushing over rougher terrain.The soft, ergonomic handles ensure you remain comfortable when pushing the stroller, and when not in use the London stroller will fold easily into a compact size for storage. This stroller comes with a hood, raincover, shopping basket and a dual-faced liner - one side fleece and second side to aid keeping baby cool. (It does not come with a footmuff.)Don't Forget...Mothercare has a range of a parasols to keep your little one shaded on sunny days.