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From exploring the Westminster Abbey to watching aquatic animals within the SEA LIFE London Aquarium, here are the top things to do in London for your kids!TOP 30 Attractions in London1
Discover London’s history at the Museum of London
City of London
Discover stories about London from prehistoric to modern times. Learn more with the help of the museum’s exhibits, performances, displays and workshops.
Admission to the museum is free.
150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN, UK2
Visit the Churchill War Rooms
Explore the Churchill Museum and take a look at the Cabinet War Rooms. Learn what life was like in Churchill’s bunker.
Clive Steps, King Charles St, Westminster, London SW1A 2AQ, UK3
Feast your eyes on paintings and art displays at The National Gallery
Learn more about the story of European art at The National Gallery. They offer guided tours, short talks, and art workshops.
Admission is free.
Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, UK4
Go on a tour of the Tower of London
Appreciate the beauty of London’s castle and learn more about its history. Children will love the opportunity to go to Knight School and take part in Defend the Tower. Take a look at the Crown Jewels and try out a variety of weapons at the armoury.
St Katharine’s & Wapping, London EC3N 4AB, UK5
Appreciate modern art at Tate Modern
City of London
Tate Modern offers a wide selection of exhibits, artworks, workshops and other events, which are all aimed at increasing the public’s enjoyment and understanding of British art.
Entry is free.
Under 2s go free.
Bankside, London SE1 9TG, UK6
Learn more about plants and animals at the Natural History Museum
Take a look at more than 80 million specimens under the care of the Natural History Museum. Children will love the Dino Snores exhibition. The Museum also occasionally holds movie nights and silent discos.
Admission is free.
Cromwell Rd, Kensington, London SW7 5BD, UK7
Explore Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey regularly holds services, programmes for families, and other events. Go on tours of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries and appreciate the beauty of St. Margaret’s Church.
20 Deans Yd, Westminster, London SW1P 3PA, UK8
Delight in watching aquatic animals at the SEA LIFE London Aquarium
Observe the behaviour of numerous creatures including crocodiles, sharks, jellyfish, penguins, turtles and many more.
County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 7PB, UK9
Enjoy the wonderful view on board the London Eye
Appreciate the city’s beauty at the London Eye. Children will love the storytelling sessions, puppet shows and other events held at the Eye. You can also go on the London Eye River Thames Cruise.
Lambeth, London SE1 7PB, UK10
Have a royal experience at the Buckingham Palace
View numerous exhibitions, attend short musical recitals, and take part in other events at The Queen’s Gallery. They also offer tours of the royal palace’s State Rooms.
Under 5s go free.
Westminster, London SW1A 1AA, UK11
Relax and unwind at Hyde Park
Admire views across the lake, go for a swim in The Sepertine, or dip your toes in the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain. Enjoy the open air as you take part in activities like riding boats, tennis, horse riding and many more.
Hyde Park, London, UK12
Visit Shakespeare’s Globe and celebrate his impact on the world
City of London
Watch a variety of plays and have your children take part in numerous storytelling sessions at Shakespeare’s Globe. Guided tours are also offered all year round.
21 New Globe Walk, London SE1 9DT, UK13Uncover stories of the past at The British Museum
Marvel at The British Museum’s special exhibitions, and check out their workshops, trails and activities for family visits. Support the museum by purchasing beautiful jewellery, historic replicas and products inspired by cultures all over the world.
Admission is free.
Great Russell St, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3DG, UK14Meet your favourite celebrities at Madame Tussauds London
Brush shoulders with wax versions of your favourite characters, celebrities, and even the Queen. Experience Marvel like never before through the museum’s 4D movie.
Marylebone Rd, Marylebone, London NW1 5LR, UK15Participate in various events at the Royal Albert Hall
The Royal Albert Hall holds everything from Cirque du Soleil events, storytelling sessions, music sessions and afternoon tea. Check out their website and look for events that match your interests.
Kensington Gore, Kensington, London SW7 2AP, UK16Go on the Warner Bros. Studio Tour
Take a look at stunning costumes, detailed sets and intricate props from your favourite movies on display at the Warner Bros. Studio.
Studio Tour Dr, Leavesden WD25 7LR, UK17Learn more about aviation at the Royal Air Force Museum
Learn more about the Royal Air Force’s history and feast your eyes on their aircraft collection. Kids, and even adults, will love going on the 4D experience offered by the museum, as well as their flight simulator.
Grahame Park Way, London NW9 5LL, UK18Learn more about wars and battles at the Imperial War Museum
Take a first-hand look at some of the weapons and equipment used by different soldiers and feast your eyes on galleries featuring war artifacts. Explore how society was shaped by the First World War through a programme of free exhibitions, alongside immersive live music, performances and public debates.
Admission is free.
Lambeth Rd, London SE1 6HZ, UK19Relax and get active at The Regent’s Park
Enjoy the park’s large open spaces with tree-lined pathways and formal gardens. Children will love the fact that there are four playgrounds and that it has excellent sports facilities. You can also visit the Open Air Theatre and the London Zoo.
Chester Rd, London NW1 4NR, UK20Go on a tour of the V&A Museum of Childhood
The V&A Museum of Childhood offers plenty of free fun things for people of all ages. Take a look at displays and exhibitions, and take part in arts and crafts, tours, trails, and storytelling sessions.
Cambridge Heath Rd, London E2 9PA, UK21Explore St James’s Park
Explore The Mall and enjoy the Horse Guards Parade. Marvel at several landmarks surrounding the park. Enjoy impresive views of the lake and take a relaxing stroll alongside the beautiful flower beds at the front of Buckingham Palace.
London SW1A 2BJ, UK22Improve your knowledge of plants and fungi at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Expand your knowledge and connect more closely with nature at the Royal Botanic Gardens. Learn about a variety of plants and explore the 250 year history of the gardens.
Richmond TW9 3AB, UK23Interact with wildlife at the ZSL London Zoo
The zoo has a lot of attractions and events that will keep people of all ages entertained. Interact with wonderful creatures at the London Zoo Nature Trail, the historical Reptile House, and the Penguin Beach.
London NW1 4RY, UK24
Go on a tour of the Royal Observatory Greenwich
Observe astronomical bodies, and unravel the mysteries of the cosmos at the planetarium. Discover the home of Greenwich Mean Time and spend some time in the centre of the world, literally.
Blackheath Ave, London SE10 8XJ, UK25Have a walk around the Kensington Gardens
Take a look at contemporary art and architechture at the Serpentine Galleries, marvel at the history and heritage of Kensington Palace or visit the Albert Memorial. Children will love the wooden pirate ship, sensory trail and play sculptures at the Diana Playground.
London W2 2UH, UK26Go on a wild journey at the Chessington World of Adventures
Go on rides at the theme park, interact with animals at the Chessington Zoo and SEA LIFE centre, and participate in many other live shows and events.
Leatherhead Rd, Chessington KT9 2NE, UK27
Learn more about mail-related history at The Postal Museum
Discover one of London’s best kept secrets by going on an exclusive tour of the Mail Rail tunnels. The museum also offers a variety of arts and crafts workshops that children will surely enjoy.
15-20 Phoenix Pl, London WC1X 0DA, UK28Visit London’s highest public garden, the Sky Garden
City of London
Enjoy the magnificent view from atop the Sky Garden and experience the true beauty of London.
20 Fenchurch St, London EC3M 8AF, UK29Take a look at the Design Museum’s exhibitions
Learn more about design and expand your creativity at the Design Museum. Go on workshops, listen to talks, and take a look at the museum’s displays.
Admission is free.
224-238 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 6AG, UK30Grow your desire to make a positive contribution to society at The Foundling Museum
The Foundling Museum celebrates the power of individuals and the arts to change lives. Explore the history of the Foundling Hospital, the UK’s first children’s charity and first public art gallery.
40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1AZ, UKTop 15 Indoor Family Activities in London31Learn about the city’s dark history at The London Dungeon
Go on thrilling underground rides, look at torture devices, listen to storytellers, and watch numerous interactive shows.
Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 7PB, UK32Nurture your imagination at the Discover Children’s Story Centre
Play, learn, and make up stories with your children at the Discover Children’s Story Centre. The centre offers a variety of interactive storytelling sessions and regularly holds TV screenings.
383-387 High St, London E15 4QZ, UK33Try out different careers at KidZania London
Learn new skills and learn to work with others through role-play. Take on the roles of police officers, nurses, doctors, paramedics, and fire fighters in KidZania’s kid-sized city.
Westfield London Shopping Centre, Ariel Way, London W12 7GA, United Kingdom34Go on a walk and ride tour at Shrek’s Adventure! London
Hop aboard the DreamWorks Tours magical flying 4D bus. Interact with Puss In Boots, Pinocchio, Muffin Man, and even Shrek himself.
Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 7PB, UK35Nurture your creativity at LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort
Enjoy the resort’s interactive rides, shows, and attractions. Marvel at the beauty of miniature cities, LEGO versions of famous characters, objects, buildings and even reefs.
Winkfield Rd, Windsor SL4 4AY, UK36Have an unforgettable movie experience at Odeon BFI Imax
Watch blockbusters on Odean BFI Imax’s enormous screen, which is the biggest in the country. They also offer educational films for your children.
1 Charlie Chaplin Walk, Waterloo, London SE1 8XR, UK37Explore and experience new worlds at DNA VR
DNA VR’s wide selection of virtual experiences allows you to go on adventures, shoot zombies, play multiplayer survival games, and many more.
1&2, 400-404 York Way, London N7 9LR, UK38
Compete against each other at Star Command Laser Tag
Take down enemies as you navigate through a maze inside the laser tag arena. Star Command Laser Tag also offers VR games and experiences.
31-34 Victory Parade, London E20 1FS, UK39Learn more about your favourite heroes at the Avengers Station
Feast your eyes on the operational equipment of numerous Avengers characters on display at the Avengers Station. Delve into the history, science, engineering, genetics, technology and profiles of your favourite superheroes.
Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Eastern Gateway, London E16 1FR, UK40Give bowling a try at the Hollywood Bowl Surrey Quays
Compete with family and friends and have a delightful bowling party at the Hollywood Bowl Surrey Quays.
Surrey Quays Leisure Park, Surrey Quays Road, London SE16 7LW, UK41Give different indoor sports a try at Tenpin Kingston
Bowl as groups or as couples for a friendly competition. Their table tennis and pool facilties, as well as the arcade, will keep your family entertained.
Clarence St, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1QJ, UK42Get active with your family at Kidspace Adventure
Kidspace Adventure holds classes and sessions for adults and children alike. Participate in the Kids Bootcamp, the Kettlercise, or the Fit Mamas.
Under 1s and seniors go free.
Kidspace, The Brewery, Waterloo Road, Romford RM1 1AU, UK43Have fun and stay fit at the Streatham Ice and Leisure Centre
Take advantage of their wonderful facilities, including swimming pools, a sports hall, and the only Olympic sized ice skating rink in London.
390 Streatham High Rd, London SW16 6HX, UK44Have a wonderful time at Bramleys Big Adventure
Dive and slide into ball ponds and hold parties at Bramleys Big Adventure. A separate under 5s and babies area ensures every child can join in on the adventure.
Under 1s go free with a paying sibling.
136 Bramley Rd, London W10 6SS, UK45Go on a tour of the Science Museum
Expand your knowledge by going on a tour of the museum. Their exhibits explain the science behind computers, telephones, wireless technology, satellites and many more.
Admission to the museum is free but tickets are needed for some special events and exhibits.
Exhibition Rd, Kensington, London SW7 2DD, UKTop 5 Outdoor Family Activities in London46Race against each other at Revolution Karting
See if you have the potential to be a professional driver and compete with your friends and family in Central London’s best outdoor karting track.
422-424 Burdett Rd, London E3 4AA, UK47Explore the Capel Manor Gardens
Keep an eye out for a variety of animals as you explore over 60 gardens and landscapes. You can also visit the The Diana, Heritage Memorial Rose Garden.
Bullsmoor Lane Middlesex, Enfield, Waltham Cross EN1 4RQ, UK48Develop skills at the Vauxhall City Farm
Participate in a variety of programmes designed to help people build confidence, skills and motivation.
165 Tyers St, Lambeth, London SE11 5HS, UK49Visit the Battersea Park Children’s Zoo
Help feed, clean, and care for animals in this magical place for children in the heart of Battersea Park.
Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ, UK50Discover a unique view of London at the Emirates Air Line
Experience London’s attractions from a new perspective by crossing the Thames on the Emirates Air Line. Learn more about the operations and modern achievements of commercial air travel by going on the Emirates Aviation Experience.
Unit 1, 2, 3 & 4, Emirates Cable Car Terminal, Edmund Halley Way, East Greenwich, London SE10 0FR, UK