London is the best city in the world, period. That’s just a fact and it won’t change just because I say so. But while London is perfect for couples, singles, and even groups of friends, many parents worry that a trip to the big one-oh-zero isn’t ideal for their kids. And hey – if you want to go on a trip with your kids to someplace like Legoland or Disneyworld… no judgement! Go ahead! …uhh… but I think you should know about these awesome things to do with your family in London instead:
The London Eye is the world’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel and has become an instantly recognisable landmark of London since it was built in 1999. It stands 135 metres high, equivalent to a 36-storey building, and weighs 1,000 tonnes.
It takes 30 minutes for a full rotation and has been voted as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World by Fortune magazine. While it only provides views over London’s landmarks (you won’t be able to see Buckingham Palace from here), it still gives you great photos! And if you’re worried about motion sickness, don’t worry — there are no sudden movements on board
Museum of London
If you’re looking for a great way to learn about the history of London, look no further than the Museum of London. It’s not just a museum focused on the history of London—it’s also a museum focused on the history of Britain and even more broadly, human civilization.
Sea Life Aquarium London
The aquarium boasts over 20,000 marine animals in 500 tanks filled with sharks, rays and fish from around the world as well as penguins, otters and lemurs! As such it has been voted one of Britain’s top visitor attractions since 1994 by TripAdvisor users year after year since opening its doors back in 1999!
If you have kids and want to visit London, this is one place that you should not miss. You should know that the Sea Life Aquarium London is located at Westminster Pier on the banks of the River Thames at Westminster Bridge just west of Big Ben. It also has a simulator ride called Ocean Odyssey and an aquarium train.
- What to Expect: The experience begins with an interactive zone where children can play games related to ocean life while waiting for their turn on the simulator ride which simulates diving down into an undersea world full of amazing creatures – both big and small! Once inside one will find themselves surrounded by pods containing sea turtles rays sharks eels stingrays jellyfish piranhas sturgeon pufferfish etcetera..and if lucky even see dolphins swim past your window too! There are also touch pools here where children can get up close & personal with starfish sea snakes seahorses clams crabs urchins….as well as freshwater fish including goldfishes tropical piranhas catfishes tilapias sunflowers salmon trout barramundi..etcetera…
Warner Bros. Studio Tour
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London is a film studio tour located in Leavesden, Hertfordshire, England, 30 miles (48 km) northwest of London.
Although you can do this as a day trip from London or stay overnight and make it an adventure for the family, we recommend trying to visit on a weekday if possible because it gets very crowded on weekends and during school holidays.
The tour itself lasts about 3 hours and includes screening rooms where you get to see clips from films such as Harry Potter and The Hobbit!
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
If you are a Harry Potter fan, this one is a must. The story is written by Jack Thorne and J.K. Rowling, who has been involved with all previous stories in the series. You can see it in London’s West End at the Palace Theatre until May 31st 2019.
Shrek’s Adventure! is a 3D motion simulator ride at Shrek’s Adventure! London. The theme of this attraction is from the movie Shrek, so if you have seen it, you will understand the story more easily. If you have not seen it, don’t worry as this attraction can be enjoyed by all ages and there are no scary parts in it!
This attraction is suitable for children aged 3 years and over. It is located in Shrek’s Adventure! London which has other rides such as Arthur & Friends Megazone, Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase and Snoopy Brick Bakersfield.
Natural History Museum Ice Rink
The Natural History Museum Ice Rink is a great place to go if you want to do something different with your kids, but aren’t quite ready for the ice skating outside of London.
It’s located in South Kensington, about 15 minutes from Hyde Park Corner Tube Station. The rink opens at 10am and closes at 9pm during normal opening times (October through January). Tickets are £10 per person for unlimited sessions over the day, or £7 for kids under 5 years old. If you’re planning on spending all day there, then make sure you book tickets online as soon as possible because they sell out regularly!
You can find more information here: https://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/plan-your-visit/ice-rink
Little Eventful Day Out in London
This day trip is a great way to see the city with your kids. It’s not just a way to kill time on your vacation but it also gives you and your children an opportunity to learn more about London and its history, as well as provide some hands-on fun.
This is a fun tour meets museum experience where you and your little ones will be able to explore many of London’s popular attractions while learning interesting facts along the way!
These activities will help make your trip to London fun for the whole family.
- Walk through the city. London is a great city to walk around with kids. You can find all kinds of fun things on your strolls, whether it’s an outdoor market or just a quirky storefront that catches your eye. The best part about walking around this way is that you’ll get some exercise in, too!
- Visit an art gallery. There are many art galleries in London for families to enjoy together, including Tate Britain and Tate Modern, both of which offer free admission. Many of your favorite works will be there as well as new ones you didn’t know existed until now!
- Go shopping at Harrods department store (or any other high end store). Kids love getting new clothes and toys while parents love saving money by buying these items secondhand instead of new ones from retailers like Walmart or Target back home where prices tend to be higher due to shipping costs associated with importing goods overseas into North America.*