So I recently wrote a post with a few ideas of places to take a short break in and around the UK with kids that are on our bucket list. I thought I would follow that up with our bucket list of things to do with the family in London.
We have never ‘done’ London with kids, and it is definitely on our to do list. Everything about London is pretty much the opposite of everything that my kids know in their lives* and so it will be so amazing to take them there and see their little minds be blown. *Seriously we went in an elevator when we were on Mahe over the Easter Holidays and they literally could not believe it when the doors opened and we were somewhere else.
So here are a few of the things on our London Bucket List. Hopefully it will give you some inspiration for taking a trip to London with kids.
The London Eye
The London Eye is a beautiful way to have fantastic views all across London. When going with kids, you can beat the queues by booking fast track tickets. It’s a little more pricey but saves having to wait in lines with the kids! Trip Savvy has some more great tips for going on the London Eye with Small Kids
Going to see a show in London is something is a truly an iconic thing to do. Of course, the classic would be to watch The Lion King. But, there are loads of different kid friendly shows on all over London like Room On The Broom and We’re Going On A Bear Hunt (two of the boys favourite books!). Check out Discount London for tickets.
Riding the Underground
While the underground might be a tedious part of a Londoners daily travel commute. It would definitely be exciting for the kids to ride around on. Hopping on and off different trains would be a total highlight for them.
Museums make for great days out with the kids. Most are free for under 18’s and some are free for everyone. You can’t beat a free day out!
The boys are yet to go to a museum, we just don’t have anything like that here. Well, we have a couple of museums but they are certainly not geared up around kids.
Freddie is totally dinosaur obsessed and so a trip to the Natural History Museum would be an absolute must for us. I can not wait to see his face the day we take him there when he can see some real dinosaurs!
I would also love to take the boys to the Science Museum where there is loads of hands on interactive stuff for them to get involved with.
There are countless museums for all different things in London. You’d be hard pushed not to find at least one you and the kids will love!
How very English! It would definitely be cute to take the kids for afternoon tea. There are loads of kid friendly places to choose from all offering yummy treats for kids and grown ups.
The Iconic Landmarks
Wandering around to visit Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and Covent Garden would all be so much fun for the kids. To give them a glimpse of the things that are so iconic about London.
There are so many ‘pop up’ activities in and around London all year too, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for fun, and often free, activities for kids in Museums, Parks and Theatres!
Is there anything you’d add to this list? I’d love to hear some more ‘must visit’ places in London with kids.