Enjoy a rewarding cultural and historical experience on a trip to London! There’s so much heritage in this British city — from landmarks like The Tower of London and Big Ben to a visit to the Harry Potter Studios to a traditional English teatime. There is sure to be something in London to delight each and every member of your family. Learn about the history of the Royal Family on a visit to Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace, Hampton Court Palace, or Windsor Castle. Give your children a chance to blow off steam in the famous Princess Diana Memorial Playground, located in Kensington Gardens. Go shopping at world-renowned retailers like Harrods Department Store or Hamleys (a toy store with a whopping seven floors). Take some time for tea at the pretty pink storefront of Peggy Porschen. Have a look through fabulous museums like the Victoria & Albert, the National Gallery, or the British Museum. See a show in London’s theatre district. Take a cruise down the River Thames. Hear what locals have to say at the Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park. Whether you embark on a guided tour or explore the city yourself, London will not disappoint.
Plan Your Trip
Families Who Love To Travel contributor Dana Fennell gives her suggestions on places to visit outside of London’s city center.
There’s nothing more quintessentially British than afternoon tea! If you’re planning a trip to London with little ones, don’t miss out on this cultural experience because of the perception that tea time is for “adults.” Here, we’ve rounded up the best kid-friendly places in London for a spot of afternoon tea.
Here is our round-up of the best blog posts about things to do in London with kids to help you plan your next trip to the UK
There is so much to do in London and its surrounds, that you can’t possibly take it all in during one, two or even a half dozen trips! While that choice can be overwhelming, it’s such an approachable city that you can conquer neighborhoods at a time and move your way across town and the region over time, tailoring to your family’s interests! Going at different points of the year is fun too with all the seasonal activities.