From little ones to big kids, there’s no shortage of fun and exciting family days out in London. Whatever the interests of your brood, you’ll easily find an array of activities that are educational, entertaining and eye-opening. Here’s some of our top picks of family-friendly attractions throughout the city.
With the Elgin Marbles, the Rosetta Stone and more Egyptian mummies than an episode of Scooby Doo, there are some jaw-dropping exhibits among the eight million items on display at The British Museum that will thrill the whole family.
With breathtaking views over the city, visitors flock to the London Eye for a space in one of the coveted capsules.
Enjoy the stunning 360° views and spot the city’s major landmarks from the top of this iconic attraction.
High-tech, hands-on and hugely entertaining. A trip to the Science Museum can turn even die-hard technophobes into physics fans. The most-visited science and technology museum in Europe, it’s filled with interactive games and experiments your kids will be dying to try out.
Take your family for a stroll around Hyde Park, one of London’s most famous parks. Go for a float down the Serpentine and see breathtaking memorials. See our guide for events and activities.
A huge blue whale, ‘Dippy’ the diplodocus and a wonderfully creepy room full of things pickled in jars. With over 70 million specimens on display, curious wildlife lovers of all ages will be blown away by this world of wonder.
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! With so many animals to view, wildlife fans will go ape for ZSL London Zoo. Our guide will help you get the most out of your trip to this historic city centre menagerie.
Fancy waving at the Queen? Do you and your family love a bit of pomp and ceremony?
Our guide has everything you need to get your visit to Buckingham Palace off to a right royal start.
With stunning buildings, secret woodlands, one-of-a-kind flowers and plant species and even a treetop walkway, Kew Gardens really does have it all. Our guide fills you in on what to see at these botanical gardens.
Head to The O2 Arena, the UK’s largest entertainment venue for music, sport and live events in North Greenwich. Once the infamous Millennium Dome, the Arena is now a multi-purpose entertainment complex.
The whole family will love looking up at the most iconic clock tower in history and listening out for the chimes at Big Ben. Our guide gives you a rundown on its history and when to visit.
Want to see history come to life in all its gory glory? As educational as it is thrilling, adults and kids alike will scream until they’re hoarse at The London Dungeon.
Want to meet all your favourite stars under one roof? Head to Madame Tussauds for a fun-filled day of selfies with them all - there’s over 300 wax figures to spot.
On seven glorious floors of games, animals, dolls and aliens, Hamleys is the focal point for anyone with a family visiting London. The largest and oldest toy store in the world, it’s an ideal spot for very excitable customers!
Known as one of the world’s most iconic stages, you know you’re going to be in for a treat. Not just for music lovers, the stadium, is equally famous for hosting some of the biggest sporting matches and tournaments of our time.
Wands at the ready, it’s all aboard the Hogwarts Express at the Harry Potter Studio Tour in Leavesden. Experience the magic of the mind blowing film sets, iconic costumes and even sample the sweet tasting Butterbeer!
Celebrate the festive season in style by whisking your family to London’s Winter Wonderland. This huge festival dedicated to all things Yuletide pops up in Hyde Park from the end of November and stays for six weeks each year.