Is the whole family taking on London this summer? Not sure what to do with everyone? Not to worry! London has so many fun family-oriented activities, you’ll be pressed to make it to them all!
Kids Week and the Theatre
The West End is chockfull of musicals for kids. See new takes on classics like Cinderella, Back to the Future and the Lion King. Or, for older kids, Be More Chill is a great option. Go any time this summer, or see any musical during Kids Week throughout August, and anyone under 17 can attend for free with a paying adult.
Tower of London
Learn everything there is to know about the history of the Tower of London. While there, stop and see the Crown Jewels or say “Hello” to a Beefeater, one of the ceremonial guards at the Tower of London.
Chelsea FC Stadium Tour and Museum
Calling all soccer fans! Take the whole family to see the home of the most recent Champions League winners. On the tour, you’ll get to see everything that goes on off the pitch at Stamford Bridge.
ZSL London Zoo
Encounter Asiatic lions, loveable penguins or one of the 750 other species you can find at the ZSL London Zoo. With so many different animals to choose from, there’s something for everyone to see. Try to see them all!
Take your kids to get a picture with their favorite celebrity, or a least a close lookalike of them. Travel to Madame Tussaud’s for their 150 life-sized wax sculptures and get to see what your idol might look like up close and personal.
London Transport Museum
Cars, planes, trains and boats have all been integral to London’s transport history. Learn more about them in multiple different activities, all geared towards children, as you explore the transport museum.
Museum of London
Walk the streets of Victorian London and get a good long look at the famous Lord Mayor’s Coach as you stroll through the Museum of London taking in all the exciting history.
The Science Museum is one of the most highly trafficked museums in all of Europe. With 15000 objects and interactive exhibitions, there’s so much to see and do, you might even have to come back.
Up at the O2
Challenge yourself and your family to a death-defying feat as you attempt to climb over the roof of the O2, a famous London entertainment venue. The climb takes 90 minutes from start to finish and is a fun bit of exercise for the whole family.
All within a mile of each other, the Southbank is covered in fun attractions and activities. Your classics are there, towering over the Thames as they always do, such as the London Eye and the London Dungeons. These well-known attractions are accompanied by exciting additions to the space such as SEA LIFE Centre Aquarium or Shrek Adventure! London, a Shrek-themed walk-and-ride attraction.
For toys galore, Hamley’s seven-floor toy store (say that three times fast) is a must-see. The seven floors are lined with toys, games and other fun gadgets that are easy and fun for you and your child to get lost in. Get whisked back to your childhood, in the middle of theirs for fun discoveries and exploration.
To burn off some energy after calmer activities, travel to one of the city’s eight Royal Parks. Let the kids run free or run around together, playing pretend and hiding in bushes for a good laugh and a fun afternoon.