London is one of the most exciting destinations in the UK, and it’s probably much more child-friendly than you think! Here are 10 awesome activities for families wanting to make the most of their vacation:
Shop in Hamleys
Possibly the most famous toy store in the world, Hamleys is a children’s paradise, with 7 floors packed full of toys. Even if you’re not looking to buy, there’re lots of fun demonstrations throughout the day.
Explore Diagon Alley
Did you know that it’s just a short 1 hour drive from accommodation in Chelsea London to the Harry Potter Studios in Watford? If you’ve got budding wizards and witches in the family, this is a great day out.
Take in a Show
The West End is remarkably family-friendly, and there’s been a number of energetic Disney shows in the past few years. Matinees are typically quieter and less formal, so they’re great for younger children.
Enjoy a Bus Tour
The city’s ‘hop on, hop off’ buses are great for families, especially as the walk between London’s main sights can be quite a lot for small legs. There’s lots of different routes so find one that works for you.
See the Changing of the Guard
Kids will love watching the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace, but to avoid disappointment we recommend checking the calendar or asking the local experts at your townhouse hotel in London.
Burn off Energy at Hyde Park
For those times when your kids are bursting with energy, let them burn off some steam at Hyde Park. Near the south side is the Hyde Park Playground, with climbing frames, swings, and covered slides.
Admire the View from the London Eye
You’ve seen London from the ground, but have you ever seen it from the top of Europe’s tallest ferris wheel? Kids will be amazed at how different all the London sights look from way up in the air.
Walk Around London Zoo
If you want a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the zoo is just what you need. London Zoo caters excellently to children, and even has a ‘Mini Keepers’ programme to help them learn more.
Visit the Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum is one of the best museums for families, with plenty of kid-friendly activities and hands-on, interactive exhibits. And best of all, the museum is completely free to visit!
Sometimes, we all need a little rest! Book a townhouse hotel London travellers really love to relax in, with flat screen TVs and DVD players that will help you and the kids to enjoy a bit of downtime.
Experience the Magic of London
And remember… although there’s plenty of great things to do with the kids in London, there’s no shame in taking a little time for yourself, too! At our accommodation in Chelsea, London, we offer a babysitting service to help you experience all the magic of London while the kids get some much-needed rest.
When planning to travel with little ones, your hotel should be one of the most important considerations. We recommend looking for a hotel that’s centrally located close to many of these top 10 family-friendly attractions to make it easier for you to get where you need to be, and stop little legs from aching.