The Ultimate Family Trip to London
The city of London is an absolute treasure trove of culture, history, and adventure. From the iconic Big Ben to the Tower of London to Buckingham Palace, there's a bucket list item for you to tick off in this vibrant city. And when it comes to planning a London family trip, you can rest assured that there are plenty of activities and attractions that your whole family will enjoy. Let's take a look at some of the best family things to do in London!
Explore Historic Sites With Kids
London is home to some of the most iconic landmarks in the world. A great way to explore these sites with kids is by taking them on a tourist bus tour around the city. This will give you a chance to show them all the famous historical sites such as Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral, all in one go and without having to do much walking. Additionally, many tours offer audio commentary so that your children can learn about all these landmarks as they go along. This way both the adults and children can be entertained, no one gets too tired and you can throw in a delicious food pitstop before or after the tour.
Take In A Show At The Theatre
The theatre scene in London is nothing short of spectacular! There are so many shows—both old classics and new works—that you and your family are sure to find something suitable for everyone. Some theatres even offer special discounts for families or children's tickets. So why not take your kids out for an unforgettable evening at one of the city's famous theatres? It's sure to be an experience they won't soon forget!
Visit Kid-Friendly Attractions
London also has plenty of child-friendly attractions that your family can enjoy together. For instance, you could visit Madame Tussauds Wax Museum or Legoland Discovery Centre where your kids will have loads of fun while learning something new. Additionally, there are plenty of interactive museums such as The Natural History Museum or Science Museum where your little ones can explore science and nature in a fun way.
Explore Famous City Parks
London is full of kid-friendly parks that can provide hours of entertainment and discovery for children. Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are amongst the city's best, offering diverse activities and various attractions for young visitors. On top of acres of green spaces, these two royal parks offer kid-friendly playgrounds, and kid-enriching events such as theatre shows, puppet shows and adventure trails. Additionally, there is plenty of wildlife to discover such as wildfowl on Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park or deer in Richmond Park; all sure to capture the attention of younger visitors! With so much going on in the city's verdant oases, London's many kid-friendly parks make a stay here even more special to anyone whose travelling with children.
Keep the Teens Happy with the Best Shopping Hotspots
London is a shopping paradise for adults and teenagers alike. For shopping aficionados, Oxford Street provides some of the best shopping experiences in all of Europe, with more than five hundred stores ranging from high-end fashion labels to local and international retailers. For teens looking for the latest trend, Carnaby Street is home to trendy streetwear outlets and boutique stores along with a vast selection of cafes and restaurants. Also, Boxpark near Shoreditch offers retail shopping experiences like nowhere else, as it's made up entirely out shopping containers selling a variety of goods. With an array of shopping spots spanning the entire city, London is sure to keep everyone happy!
There’s no doubt about it—London is an incredible destination for families looking for their next great adventure! With its abundance of historical sites, kid-friendly attractions and theatrical performances, it’s easy to see why millions flock here every year looking for exciting experiences with their loved ones. So start by browsing our London holiday packages and get planning today for an unforgettable trip with your family in one of Europe’s greatest cities!