Every year we come to the UK in summer, we spend a large chunk of our time in the Midlands, but always make sure we spend at least a week in London. As the years have gone by and our family has got bigger, we’ve altered the style of our trips to be more suitable for the kids. The boys now aged 2 and 3.5 years are adaptable to most surroundings as we do travel a lot but like every other child out there they do need to be kept busy/entertained.
Each trip we take to London, we like to make it better and different from the last, we explore new places and eat at different places. So here is a list compiled from our own trips, as well as recommendations from friends and family that have been added to my list for future trips! I hope this helps and once again thanks to everyone for contributing!! To check out where to eat in London, Click HERE
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|Natural History Museum
Admission is free:
This is all about the dinosaurs, a great collection of fossils which will keep the kids entertained as well as other animals and historical collections from over the ages.Location: South Kensington, SW7 5BD
|London transport Museum
Admission: Adults 17.50, kids Free
Location: Covent Garden, WC2E 7BB
Check website for ticket prices.The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London.One rotation on the London Eye will take around 30 minutes.
Location: SE1 7PB
|Emirates cable cars
Admission: Under 5 pounds, Children under 5 go for free.
Emirates Air Line crosses the River Thames between Greenwich Peninsula (by the O2) and the Royal Docks.
|Victoria and Albert museum garden
Admission is free.
The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, is the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects and is family friendly too, offering workshops and meal deals during school holidays.Location: SW7 2RL
|Shrek experience waterloo
Admission: Check website.
Location: SE1 7PB (next to the London eye)
|Cutty Sark ship
Admission: Check website.
Discover what life was like on board the real Cutty Sark, the world’s sole surviving tea clipper, and fastest ship of her time – now an award-winning visitor attraction in Greenwich. To get there, you can make it even more exciting by taking a boat across the Thames to Greenwich.
|Mercedes Benz world
Admission: Check website.
Location: Surrey KT13 0SL
|Brent Cross Beach
Open during summer, Admission: 3 pounds (Cash only) check website for ways to buy tokens for the beach.
A beach in the middle of London….it can be done!
Location: NW4 3FP
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Location: Inside Westfield Mall, Shepherd’s Bush
|Thames river bus
River Bus services run from early morning until late evening and the River Bus Express is a dedicated service running before and after events at the O2 in North Greenwich. Five River Bus routes operate from 20 piers between Putney and Woolwich, where the Woolwich Ferry crosses the river between Woolwich and North Woolwich.
Admission: check website for ticket prices.
|House of Vans
Skateboard and skate park
The oldest toy shop in London, with 5 floors of endless toys! If you do choose to visit, your child will be entertained endlessly as the staff do live toy demonstrations, but no doubt you will have to part with some cash too when your child demands a toy or two! Hamleys has a great selection of books and magazines as well as different types of toys, from lego to puzzles to all the action figures you can think of!Location: Regent St, W1B 5BT
Admission is free but it gets sold out fast!
Check website for ticket prices (free for Under 2s)
London Zoo is the world’s oldest scientific zoo. The animals are brilliant although a little sleepy during the day from giraffes, lions, tigers, apes to farm animals and of course scary reptiles and swimming fish!Location: NW1 4RY (next to Regent’s Park/Baker Street)
Admission is free.The Science Museum’s world-class exhibitions are amazing scientific, technological and medical achievements from across the globe. Within the actual Museum on the Ground and Lower ground floors there are small sections for young children to enjoy including a sensory area with water play and musical instruments. There is a cafe for snacks as well as hot food and parking can be found nearby but tubes/bus are best!
Location: South Kensington, SW7 2DD
|Diana Memorial Park
Admission is free
Kids love to play, explore, dash about, and let their imaginations soar in this magical space. There is a sensory trail, teepees, a beach around the pirate ship and various toys and play sculptures; all set against a lush backdrop of trees and plants. There’s plenty of seating and a cafe so the grownups can relax too. The Memorial Park is on the North-West corner of Hyde Park with parking and the lovely Bayswater nearby for a great selection of food, restaurants and cafes.
Location: Kensington Gardens, W2 2UH
Admission: Check website for latest deals
The Sea life london Aquarium is the biggest one in London.
Location: SE1 7PB (near the London Eye)
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