As any born-and-bred Londoner will tell you, the capital is simply the best place in the world to grow up. Packed with fabulous museums, interactive shows and a healthy scattering of charming petting zoos, the city has plenty to keep families entertained. In a city known for its penchant for the exclusive, many of the most engaging tot-friendly attractions are purse-friendly and open to all. Here are five of the best.
Experience the earthquake simulator, then creep past the animatronic T-rex, all for free.
Run riot in the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground, with its pirate-ship centrepiece.
Under-sevens love the free ‘Ahoy’ gallery, stoking boilers, fixing boats and steering an ice-breaker.
Entry’s free at this urban farm, whose residents run from rabbits to alpacas.
Great for families, from the buskers and splashy fountains to the singing lift at the Royal Festival Hall.