London with kids



What's on for kids in London? London is a great city for kids! Check our tips below and keep them entertained all day.

FAMILY-FRIENDLY ATTRACTIONS, EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
  • Sea Life London Aquarium - Want to see sea life? There's no better place. With over 500 species, 14 themed zones and more than 2 million litres of water, Sea Life London Aquarium is home to one of Europe's largest collections of global marine life. - www.visitsealife.com.
  • Stadion Chelsea FC - www.chelseafc.com.
  • London Dungeon - the London Dungeon invites you and your kids to delve into 1000 years of the capitals horrible history. With 13 shows, live actors and 2 hair-raising rides, transporting you back to those black bleak times... are you brave enough? - www.the-dungeons.co.uk/london.
  • Londýnské akvárium
  • Thames Rib Experience - ride the biggest, fastest and loudest boats on the river Thames - Experience London from the River Thames during an hour long fantastic and exhilarating London RIB Speed Boat Trip, which includes a super RIB Boat Tour of the famous London Historic sites, followed by an exciting, fun and fast Thames Speed Boat ride on our brand new RIB Thames Speedboats. - www.thamesribexperience.com.
  • The Science Museum - www.sciencemuseum.org.uk.
  • British Museum - The British Museum is widely considered to be one of the world's greatest museums of human history and culture. Its permanent collection, numbering some eight million works, is amongst the finest, most comprehensive, and largest in existence and originates from all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present. - www.britishmuseum.org.
  • Royal Air Force Museum - Opened in 1972 by Her Majesty the Queen and situated on the historic site of Hendon's London Aerodrome in Colindale, the North London Museum is the only London attraction to house over 100 aircraft from around the world including some very early aircraft designs through to the latest modern day jets and military aircraft. With free admission plus free interactive and fun activities, including 3D Cinema and Our Finest Hour, RAF museum offers entertaining and educational days out for all the family just 30 minutes from Central London. - www.rafmuseum.org.uk/london.
  • Museum of childhood - the Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green houses the V&A's national collection of childhood related objects, including dolls' houses, teddy bears and more - www.museumofchildhood.org.uk.
  • The Sherlock Holmes Museum - www.sherlock-holmes.co.uk.
  • London Zoo - www.zsl.org.
  • Horse-riding in the Hyde Park - find more info here.
  • Baysixty6 - www.baysixty6.com.


FAMILY DAYS OUT

WHERE TO RELAX AND HAVE A PICNIC

See our London parks guide - click here



SHOPPING FOR KIDS

Mostly independent shops: Hamleys (www.hamleys.com), Oh Baby London (www.ohbabylondon.com), JoJo Maman Bebe (www.jojomamanbebe.co.uk), Papillon (papillon4children.com), Rachel Riley: "vintage style" (www.rachelriley.com), Mothercare, Elias & Grace (www.eliasandgrace.com), La stupenderia (www.lastupenderia.com/eng/home.html)

Updated on 05/2012.



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