A family adventure to the capital of England is sure to excite as you explore all the famous sights of London. Every member of the family will be happy as this bustling city caters for all ages with many kid friendly attractions. From fascinating zoos to intriguing muesums, you and your family will have no shortage of fun filled entertainment during your London travels.
Here are our top five family friendly must do’s when visiting London.
Double Decker Bus Tour
Start your London adventure with a ride on an iconic red double decker bus. A hop on hop off bus tour is the perfect way to get your bearings of this vibrant city with the opportunity to see your favourite sights along the way. This is a great time saver and will help little ones who wouldn’t have the capacity to spend the whole day waltzing all over town. You can listen to insightful commentary and hop off at the sights that interest you and your family. Many city bus tours will take you past the most famous London landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral and The Tower of London.
First opened in 1847, the London Zoo is a fantastic attraction for the whole family. Covering over 36 acres with more than 760 animal species, this zoo is packed full of exciting exhibits. The newly opened Tiger Territory is an Indonesian inspired habitat, home to two beautiful Sumatran tigers. Other favourites include the Gorilla Kingdom, Penguin Habitat and Rainforest Life which houses cheeky monkeys, marmosets and even sloths. Be sure to see the Animals in Action shows, the Birds in Flight display or one of the fascinating feeding sessions. Children under three will receive free entry to the zoo.
Movie buffs and celebrity fans will love a trip to Madame Tussauds in London. Filled with 14 interactive zones including the fascinating Marvel Super Heroes 4D movie experience, this museum will keep everyone in the family entertained. See life size wax models of your favourite sports stars such as David Beckham or shake hands with famous movie stars like Kate Winslet. Visit Prince William and Princess Kate on the Royal Balcony or join the likes of ET and Shrek.
SEA LIFE London Aquarium
Situated on the south bank of the River Thames, is the popular SEA LIFE London Aquarium. With over 65 displays, this aquarium is home to one of Europe’s largest collections of global marine life. Expect to see a wide range of species including stingrays, octopus, penguins, crocodiles, piranhas, jellyfish and much more. Enjoy the public feedings, diving displays and touch pools. Special experiences include snorkelling with sharks, a day as a marine biologist or a behind the scenes tour with an aquarium expert.
Finish off your London adventure with a visit to the famous London Eye. Located on the banks of the River Thames, this giant Ferris wheel reaches 135 metres and is the tallest observation wheel in Europe. The London Eye boasts spectacular views across the city and is the perfect end to your journey as you can excitedly spot all the places you’ve visited. Kids are completely safe as each capsule is fully enclosed and gives the opportunity for you to wander around during the ride. Venture up the London Eye at day or night, but choose a relatively clear day weather wise, for the best views.