When you are intending to visit London with children, planning an itinerary can seem daunting. You have to plan fornot only navigating the largest city in England but also how to make the trip fun for all of the family.
Kids have a sense of childlike wonder which can help even the most seasoned traveller to experience London in a new light. With plenty of family-friendly activities across the city, and budget-friendly concessions and discounts, there are many things to do in the UK capital with your kids.
Before they grow up, here are our top 5 things to do in London with your children.1. Tower of London
Visiting the Tower of London with kids is especially fun – as, let’s be honest, lots of children love the horrible and gory aspects of history! The Tower of London is jam-packed with tales of deaths, imprisonments, torture and other things that wouldn’t seem amiss on the hit TV series Horrible Histories!
For the fainter of heart, there are also lots of different suits of armour, ravens, towers and even the crown jewels to gaze upon. Keep the experience interactive with a tour from a Yeoman Warder or Beefeater. 2. London Eye
Even to adults, the London Eye is pretty huge, so you can image the sense of awe it will bring to a small child. When you think about it, the London Eye is a bit like a giant Ferris wheel, except that it moves a lot slower.
The full ride is 30 minutes long – so, to keep your child entertained, you could play ‘I spy’, pointing out the most prominent buildings in London’s famous skyline. 3. Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum is one of a few free museums that London has to offer. There are regular family exhibitions and numerous interactive activities to suit all ages. It even has school holiday programmes.
Say hello to dinosaurs great and small, a rock as old as the solar system, and a ginormous blue whale specimen called Hope. For an extra level of excitement, there are also out-of-hours events such as dinosaur sleepovers!4. The Science Museum
Another free museum, the Science Museum features an array of attractions, including interactive galleries and spacecraft simulators, enabling visitors to experience science in a whole new way. This museum is also just around the corner from the Natural History Museum. 5. The British Museum
The British Museum is also free, with an additional admission charge only for special exhibitions and events. At the British Museum, you can find artefacts such as Egyptian mummies, the Rosetta Stone and Parthenon sculptures.
Never be too far away from all of the best tourist attractions
When travelling with kids, it is ideal to find a child-friendly hotel which is well-located and close to public transport links.
Dorsett Hotel, City is very close to the Tube’s Aldgate and Aldgate East stations, meaning you can get to each of theabove-mentioned tourist destinations within 35 minutes on the Tube. Furthermore, the Tower of London is just a 15-minute walk away, making it easy to return to the hotel to relax after a fun day at the Tower.
For those who prefer a more traditional home-like experience when on vacation, a timeshare can make sense. If you’ve gotten many years of good use out of your timeshare and now want to get rid of it, a timeshare cancellation company like Timeshare Freedom Group or Lonestar transfer may be able to help.