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London is wonderful to visit any time of year, with its interesting museums, beautiful parks, broadway shows, themed restaurants and more.

Many parents are wary of a trip to the big city with the kids, but don’t let it put you off, there is so much on for the whole family to experience.  Take a London Bus to Hyde Park where the younger children will have a great time splashing or climbing about   the popular Princess Dianas Memorial Playground. Parents can get to sit back with a coffee before taking a stroll along to one of the excellent museums that are situated just south of Kensington Gardens, such as; the Natural History and Science Museums. Both are free to enter; the basement floor of the Science Museum with its interactive exploratory area is a must for the inquisitive toddler. 

Animal lovers will have an interesting time visiting London Zoo at Regents Park, or Battersea Park Childrens Zoo, where you will come face to face with the animals, or head over to the London Aquarium for a fascinating experience via submarine lift to depths of the Ocean to see the green turtles, octopuses, and clown fish.  For the one of the best sightseeing trips  don't miss a flight on the London Eye, or a thrilling high speed boat ride along London’s historic river reaching speeds of up to 35 knots!


Things to Do in London with Kids

Take the kids on a London Double Decker Bus, or get to experience all of London's leading attractions on the London double decker bus tour where you can get on and off the bus throughout the city at your own pace.

Harry Potter fans  can take the chauffeur-driven tour in an eco-friendly hybrid car on a journey into the world of everyone's favourite boy wizard to discover the London and Oxford locations used in the blockbuster Harry Potter movies. 

V&A Museum of Childhood.at Bethnal Green is a child friendly museum that is great fun for both kids and adults. For the smaller children, there’s a play area and sand pit, and activities galore for school-age kids. If you wish to avoid the school crowds, best to visit in the afternoons. 

A visit to the world famous Battersea Park Children's Zoo in the heart of South London is a must see stop for all children . They offer an exciting animal experience that combines a zoo, animal encounters, a play area and a relaxing cafe.

Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Playground is a popular playground for children up to the age of 12 with it pirate ship, and play sculptures. This well thought out play area also has equipment suitable for children with special needs.

Kids will have fun at Ripley’s Believe It or Not!  featuring over 800 weird and wacky exhibits focusing on the hard to believe, the strange but true, and the bizarre, ranging from a Swarovski crystal coated Mini Cooper to a copy of The Last Supper painted on a grain of rice and everything in between!

The mysterious London Aquarium is home to one of the largest collections of global marine life and sits in the heart of London. With so much to see and do you will enjoy an unforgettable experience at The London Aquarium, as you explore the depths of the Atlantic Ocean interacting with spectacular marine life along the way. Westminster Bridge Road. 

London Zoo has a huge variety of animals for you can interact with, innovative exhibits, displays, and conservation projects. The London Zoo is set in Regent’s Park and provides a great day out for the whole family.

Enjoy a thrilling High speed boat ride along the Thames on the RIB tour and marvel at London landmarks such as London Eye, Tower Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London and the Ministry of Defence. Your award winning comedian guide ensures sparkling highbrow banter as you pull G past MI6 before holding on tight for an exhilarating trip to Canary Wharf and back mission accomplished. More details...

You can you get up close to your favourite celebrities; at Madame Tussauds. Sing, dance and perform with Beyonce, Britney, and Kylie; visit the Big Brother Diary Room or sail with Captain Jack Sparrow and the Pirates of the Caribbean. More details...

Situated just 20 minutes from Central London, Thorpe Park is the UK's most exhilarating theme park and promises a day of thrills, spills, fun and excitement. More details...

LegoLand Windsor offers more fun than you can imagine for children and their families. Within the park they can set sail with the Viking fleet on Vikings River Splash, pan for gold at the Pirate Goldwash or unravel the mystery of the Nordic-themed hedge maze as you try and catch Loki in his labyrinth of trickery. If that wasn’t enough don’t forget to visit Miniland, as famous landmarks from all over the world have been built in Lego Bricks, recreating the whole scene in a miraculous miniature land. More details...

Great savings for the whole family with The London Pass. Get into Top London attractions for Free and get to jump the queue! Click here for more details attractions.


Recommended family friendly hotels in London:


Hilton Metropole
is just 10 minutes walk from Oxford Street, this 4-star prestigious London hotel offers luxury rooms, a health club and swimming pool. Children aged 18 or under stay free when sharing a room with adults. Kids aged 10 or under eat and drink for free from the children's menu. More details...

Luna & Simone Hotel
This hotel in the Westminster area of central London, may offer budget prices but offers so much more! Luna & Simone Hotel is a family-run hotel is an elegant Victorian town house with clean, comfortable rooms, a short walk from Victoria and Pimlico underground stations. It is the perfect base from which to explore nearby London attractions, including Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and the London Eye. Full English breakfast included! More details...

London RIB Voyages


Family speedboat sightseeing adventures on the river Thames. Specially designed to maximise entertainment for the whole family. A perfect mixture of speed, sightseeing and storytelling.



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The Lion King Theater Show


The Academy-award winning Disney film 'The Lion King', is brought to life in spectacular fashion in London's West End! Disney's phenomenally successful 1994 animated feature has been transformed into a spectacular stage musical with outstanding music and lyrics by Tim Rice and Elton John. 'The Lion King' is the popular story of the young lion cub Simba, as he struggles to accept the responsibilities of adulthood and his destined role as king.

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London Pass

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Discover the joy of sightseeing with the London Pass, and enjoy free entry to 60 of its world-class sites like St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London. Save time as you skip the queues with fast-track entry at countless attractions, and take advantage of special offers at quality London restaurants and shops.Even better, why not upgrade and include transport with your London Pass? Choose from a 1-, 2-, 3- or 6-day sightseeing pass with transport included and see the highlights of England’s cosmopolitan capital with ease.

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England Heritage Attraction Pass


Combine great value and great sightseeing with the England Heritage Attraction Pass. Giving you free entry to nearly 200 historic sites throughout England, this multi-day pass takes you on an amazing journey through the country’s rich cultural heritage, and includes destinations such as the Roman Baths, Leeds Castle and Blenheim Palace.

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Brussels Rail Day Trip from London


At just under two and half hours, why not take the opportunity whilst in London to take a day trip by Eurostar over to the vibrant cosmopolitan city of Brussels! A Hop on Hop off card is included, so you will also be able to marvel at the best of Brussels from an open-top double-decker bus, complete with informative commentary.

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Lake District Rail Day Trip from London


Take a rail tour to the beautiful Lake District, and visit Hill Top where Beatrix Potter was inspired to create Peter Rabbit, Tom Kitten and the Flopsie Bunnies.

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Budget Independent Rail Tour to Paris by Eurostar


Explore Paris at your own pace on this value for money, unescorted day trip from London. Your Paris package includes Eurostar tickets and a Visite Paris Metro Pass -- a one day unlimited use of Metro and Bus network to enable you to see all the sights, including the Eiffel Tower, Sacré Coeur, Notre Dame, Arc de Triomphe and, for all the Da Vinci Code fans out there, the Louvre. You will receive maps, information on the metro system and an information pack to set you on your way.

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Edinburgh Rail Day Trip from London


Tour Edinburgh your own way on an independent day trip from London. Everything is arranged for you: return rail tickets, Hop-on Hop-off City Tour, entry to Edinburgh Castle, and an Edinburgh city map and guide. The rest is up to you!

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Paris Rail Day Trip from London


Staying in London but want to see Paris? Travel by Eurostar at a convenient time, to discover the "City of Lights" independently or with a guide. Whether it's the Eiffel Tower you want to climb, or a simple stroll down the Champs Elysees, this tour can fill your Parisian dreams - all in one day.

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St Paul's Cathedral Entrance Ticket with Traditional Afternoon Tea


Complete your visit of St Paul’s Cathedral in typical English fashion – with afternoon tea! Explore the cathedral, one of the most recognizable buildings in London and a masterpiece of architecture by Sir Christopher Wren, with an audio-guided tour to hear about the church’s fascinating history and how it survived the ravages of the World War Two. Then head to the Restaurant at St Paul’s, inside the cathedral, to take part in that most British of traditions – a proper afternoon tea of light sandwiches, scones, cakes and loose-leaf tea.

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St Paul's Cathedral Entrance Ticket


Don’t miss visiting one of the most iconic attractions in all of England – St Paul’s Cathedral. You’ll explore Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece on your own, using an audio/video guide that provides you with the fascinating history of the cathedral; stories about historical events, including how the church survived the Blitz during World War II; and a touch screen with close-up photos and interviews from cathedral experts.

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Private Tour: Harry Potter Black Taxi Tour of London


From Diagon Alley to the Leaky Cauldron take a private black taxi tour of Harry Potter sites by black taxi. Nobody knows the streets of London like a cab driver, and each taxi can hold up to five wizards and/or Muggles. This is your chance to put yourself in the shoes of Harry Potter and friends as you tour the sights of London!

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Harry Potter Film Location Tour of London


Tour the muggle capital of London to see film locations used in the acclaimed Harry Potter films on an exciting 3-hour tour! While traveling around the city by luxury coach, visit must-see fictional sites such as Platform 9 ¾ and Number 12, Grimmauld Place. Hear insider gossip about the films from an expert guide, and discover the London landmarks that inspired the Harry Potter books and films to be made.

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Warner Bros. Studio: The Making of Harry Potter with Luxury Round-Trip Transport from London


Step into the mystical world of Harry Potter on this behind-the-scenes tour of the Warner Bros. Studio in London. With luxury round-trip transport from London Victoria to the north London studios included, this 5-hour tour enables you to see discover the magic of the Harry Potter films without any hassle. After a relaxing journey, explore film sets like the Ministry of Magic and Diagon Alley, and see incredible costumes, props and more!

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Vintage Double Decker London Tour with Thames Cruise


Whether it's your first or fifth time in London, traveling around on a vintage Routemaster bus is the perfect way to get a comprehensive view of the city. This fully guided tour includes a Thames River Cruise, and is the ideal orientation if you're new to London, and return visitors will discover new facts and hear new stories from the professional live commentary aboard the London double-decker bus tour.Red double-decker Routemaster buses are a much-loved London icon, and the only way to tour London. Have your cameras ready as you stop for photos at St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London.

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The Original London Sightseeing Tour: Hop-on Hop-off


Experience the essential introduction to London aboard the original hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. You'll see all the magical sights of London in a comfortable and secure environment, above the crowds at street level aboard our open top buses. Get a unique view of all the sights with full commentary provided.Your ticket also includes a FREE Hop-on Hop-off Thames River cruise as well as three FREE walking tours: a Changing of the Guard walk, a Rock 'n' Roll walking tour tracing the history of the Beatles, Rolling Stones and David Bowie and a Jack the Ripper walk following in the footsteps of the world's most infamous serial killer.Special Offer - Book before June 30, and save 13% off the recommended retail price - Book Now!

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Thames Hop-On Hop-Off River Cruise


The best way to see London's sights and splendor is from the deck of a boat. With this hop-on hop-off pass you can cruise up and down the Thames, alighting at your leisure, for a whole day.

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Kensington Palace and Hampton Court Palace Day Trip from London


Visit two royal palaces in one day on this independent day trip from London. With transport from central London and entrance tickets to Kensington Palace and Hampton Court Palace included, this is the perfect full-day sightseeing trip with a royal twist! See rooms where high-profile royals, like Princess Diana, have lived in Kensington Palace, and explore King Henry VIII’s State Apartments at Hampton Court.

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Small Group Stonehenge, Windsor Castle and Bath Day Trip with Pub Lunch from London


Take a small group day trip from London and visit three of England's most famous attractions - Stonehenge, Windsor Castle and Bath. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 35 people on this small group day trip, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your knowledgeable guide. By booking ahead, you won't waste any time waiting in line!Special Offer - Book before May 30, and travel before September 30 and save 10% off the reccomended retail price - Book Now!

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Wartime London Tour: Westminster and the West End


Traveling in a period vehicle from the 1930s or 40s, go back in time to London’s days of war on this two-hour professionally guided World War II tour. Visit London sites related to World War II and hear about the invasion of France, the Resistance, life in Paris during the occupation, the D-Day invasion and more. You can see the seat of power in the Cabinet War Rooms and see where Winston Churchill bought his cigars.

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Our recommended family friendly hotel in London
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Park Plaza County Hall London

  
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Park Plaza County Hall London

A 15-minute bus ride from the centre of Salzburg, Ferienwohnungen Doktorwirt is located on the green outskirts of the city. All apartments have a garden-view balcony and the neighbouring hotel's pools can be used for free. Free Wi-Fi, a fully equipped kitchen or kitchenette, a private bathroom and satellite TV are further features of each apartment. During summer, you can relax in the garden with barbecue facilities. The indoor and outdoor pools of the hotel next door are available free of charge. More details

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Our recommended family friendly hotel in London
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The Soho Hotel

  
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4 Richmond Mews  
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The Soho Hotel

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LittleTravellers.com review of The Soho Hotel

The kids will enjoy playing spot an A-lister at the ultra Cool Soho Hotel. This child friendly hotel is sister to the stylish Covent Garden Hotel, Their two bedroom apartments are equipped with kitchens and all rooms have mini-bars where you can store baby milk. Each room also has a DVD player, and an excellent selection of family friendly DVDs to borrow. The restaurant can offer half size portions at half size prices for the kids, as well as milk and baby food for the younger ones.



Our recommended family friendly hotel in London
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Rocco Forte Brown's Hotel

  
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33 Albemarle Street, Mayfair 
Distance: 0.7 Miles (Show hotel on map)
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Our recommended family friendly hotel in London
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Rubens At The Palace

  
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39 Buckingham Palace Road 
Distance: 0.9 Miles (Show hotel on map)
Rubens At The Palace

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Our recommended family friendly hotel in London
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Charlotte Street Hotel

  
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15/17 Charlotte Street Hotel 
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LittleTravellers.com review of Charlotte Street Hotel

Charlotte Street hotel offers one of the coolest cinemas in London! On a Sunday evening they offer guests and the public to watch one of the most recent blockbusters or timeless classics. The viewing also includes Champagne Afternoon Tea or a three course dinner.



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Luna And Simone Hotel

  
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47/49 Belgrave Rd, Victoria 
Distance: 1.2 Miles (Show hotel on map)
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LittleTravellers.com review of Luna And Simone Hotel

Luna & Simone Hotel - This hotel in the Westminster area of central London, may offer budget prices but offers so much more! Luna & Simone Hotel is a family-run hotel is an elegant Victorian town house with clean, comfortable rooms, a short walk from Victoria and Pimlico underground stations. It is the perfect base from which to explore nearby London attractions, including Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and the London Eye.



Our recommended family friendly hotel in London
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Hilton London Metropole

  
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225 Edgware Road 
Distance: 2.1 Miles (Show hotel on map)
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LittleTravellers.com review of Hilton London Metropole

Hilton Metropole is just 10 minutes walk from Oxford Street, this 4-star prestigious London hotel offers luxury rooms, a health club and swimming pool. Children aged 18 or under stay free when sharing a room with adults. Kids aged 10 or under eat and drink for free from the children's menu.



Our recommended family friendly hotel in London
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Baglioni Hotel London

  
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60 Hyde Park gate 
Distance: 2.5 Miles (Show hotel on map)
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Milestone Hotel Kensington

  
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1 Kensington Court 
Distance: 2.6 Miles (Show hotel on map)
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Our recommended family friendly hotel in Richmond-Upon-Thames
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The Bingham

  
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61-63 Petersham Road 
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LittleTravellers.com review of The Bingham

This family friendly hotel overlooking the Thames benefits form a lovely large garden for the kids to enjoy. The Hotel is happy to arrange bike hire and boat trips to Colouring pencils and books. The hotel is also equipped with cots, highchairs and baby monitors.



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