London is considered to be a wonderland for kids, why? Starting with the fact that this city is the birthplace of so many famous stories – from Mary Poppins to Doctor Who and Harry Potter, London was the setting for a lot of iconic movies characters making it the perfect place for all the kids. This city will take your kids on a journey into their favorite fairy tales and make them enjoy it to their fullest. Either you choose a museum, either a park, your child will still be in awe, making you will agree with us that London is truly magic! Here’s what you need to know when heading for a trip to London:
When to visit London with your kids
The nicest weather allowing you to do a lot of activities is during the summer time, but it can also be the busiest period. If you choose to visit it in the summer, we recommend going during the week. You can also enjoy some discounts by doing this.
Save money on transportation with The London Pass
The London Pass is a card that grants passage into the majority of London’s attractions. It can be a great deal for families, allowing you flexibility and ensuring you’re not missing any important objective. The card allows you to explore the city of London and enter over 70 attractions for one Price.
Eating in London with kids
Food can be quite expensive in London if you choose to eat in restaurants. However, with kids, restaurants might not be the best choice, especially if you have limited time (and they are hungry!). London is full of fast food options and most of them are even healthy options – for example – pret , who offer vegan and healthy food packed for the road. Another option is to hop into an M&S food store and pack some fresh salads, fruits, and snacks for great prices and quality.
If you do eventually choose a restaurant, most of London’s restaurants are family friendly, offering you a great décor and a friendly environment. For some funny noodles you can try Wagamama, or for a kid-friendly menu you can try Giraffe.
Book a hotel in advance
To get the most of your experience with your kids and enjoy the best comfort, book a family-friendly hotel. You can do this a few months in advance to avoid the overbooking period and take advantage of great deals. To save more money, you can stay at a hotel outside the Central London, but bear in mind to keep it close to the subway.
What to do?
- Book a bus tour
An organized London bus tour can save you time and money, beside the great adventure of seating in an open roof bus. When booking a 24h bus tour you ensure your transportation, a well-trained guide to share with you the London history and free entrance at many objectives such as Madame Tussauds. These tours are the most loved kids activities, as well as the attraction of riding an open roofed bus…
- Harry potter warner bros studio tour
This one is considered as one of the main attractions in London.
You can find a lot of magical tours where kids can play, but the all-time favorite is the Harry Potter: Warner Bros Studio Tour.
It is better to book your ticket in advance and it is recommended to avoid the hassle of transportation to the distant location of the studio, and hop in to an organized bus that will bring you to the doorsteps of Hogwarts, while on the journey the bus will project, you guessed right – a Harry Potter movie!
Don’t forget your Harry Potter outfit!
- Have fun at in the park/ theatre
In the hot season, London is loaded with great shows. You can attend the amazing plays for kids either in the outdoor theatres or at the grand scenes. Also, the parks are a great idea, offering a wide range of outdoor activities such as tennis, ping pong, badminton or even riding the bicycle. Kew Gardens, Hampstead Heath, Hyde Park, Regent’s Park, Battersea Park and St. James Park are great ideas for spending a cozy afternoon and enjoying a British picnic.
- Visit the main attractions
Don’t miss the most famous London attractions and put them on your list. Kids will love the live history lessons. Take them to the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, British Museum, Legoland Windsor, National Portrait Gallery, Buckingham Palace, The London Eye, London Sea Life Aquarium, London Zoo, Madame Tussauds, the adventure of Shrek …you name it.
In some locations your kids will benefit of free access, but in most of them a fee is required, so in order to enjoy some good offers, search for a combined deal such as this one, offering 5 attractions in one fee
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