London abounds eclectic activities for adults… and also for kids. Whether you’re visiting during half term or just for a weekend, there’s plenty of things to do with your little ones that adults will enjoy as well. Head to Tate Modern’s Family Zone, ride a bike in Victoria Park and try a Tim Burton-themed Afternoon Tea.
The international centre for contemporary art offers diverse activities adapted to younger visitors.
All exhibitions are free for under 12s, and installations such as audio kits, interactive screens and – our favourite – a drawing digital bar that projects sketches on the wall, will peak your children’s interest in no time.
Home to the finest collection of fascinating specimens, the Natural History Museum is incredibly famous and geared for kids for two (huge) reasons: Dippy, the cast of a full Diplodocus’ skeleton, and a giant, animatronic T-Rex. Need we say more?
What could be better than spending an afternoon eating tasty cakes in Charlie & the Chocolate Factory-inspired décor?
Hotel One Aldwych offers the traditional Afternoon Tea tweaked with features straight out of Roald Dahl’s famous tale. We especially love the home-made cotton candy – and so will your kids.
A sporty way to discover the city, cycling around London takes you and your family to the capital’s hidden gems, whilst making your kids use up that boundless energy.
Choose Victoria Park or Regent’s Canal for a true London experience.
If you didn’t get chance to book tickets for The Lion King musical, London’s West End is full of other family-friendly shows for your little ones to enjoy their first theatre experience.
Try Wicked for a modern take on the Wizard of Oz and Shrek for a funny, genuinely entertaining version of the animated film.