Families are often hard to please. With so much to think about it when it comes to making sure that all ages have a good time and that your holiday is as stress free as it possibly can be, London can risk feeling a little overwhelming. There is simply so much choice, and making sure you’ve planned ahead to cater to your fellow travellers can make all the difference in a city that will have you constantly on your toes. That’s why we’ve compiled a solid list of some of the best family friendly entertainment in the city, giving you the chance to explore everything that London has to offer.
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is known for being the main site of the 2012 Olympics. Since then, the Olympic Village, which housed all of the athletes, alongside the parkland surrounding it has become one of the go to East London sites for those looking for lush green spaces and fun adventure playground activities. With the London Olympic watch tower monument, the double helix shaped ArcelorMIttal Orbit now working as a winding slide for kids, there is plenty of fun to be had in this haven between Hackney Wick and Stratford.
A must for first time Montcalm Hotel Visitors, the London Eye is the perfect place to get your bearings around the city. With its amazing 32 ovoidal capsules being fully air-conditioned, you can be sure to enjoy a relaxing half hour ride to the sky and back whether young or old. With breathtaking views over the London skyline, this is a tourist hotspot you simply must visit.
Tower of London
The Tower of London holds a rich history dating back to the 11th century. With many a king and many a siege taking place here, you can learn about conspiracies, ancient zoos and bloody battles, all gelling into the jewel in London’s crown.
The science museum is based in South kensington and is completely free to visit! With interactive exhibits and whole heap that even a Physics Professor didn’t know about, this museum is surefire fun for all the family.
Natural history museum
Another South Kensington gem, you can find out all about the natural world in arguably London’s most famous and historic museum. With a whale skeleton and space rocks, the kids will be spoilt for choice. No one is immune to being blown away by the automated dinosaur exhibit either.
Certainly not for the faint of heart, this interactive tour of London’s grizzly history takes you from Jack the Ripper’s shadow of fear to the middle ages and the bubonic plague, giving you food for thought that won’t sit well.
Hyde Park is one of London’s most famous royal parks and gives you acres and acres of botany and beauty to explore. Take a dip or a row in the Serpentine, feed the majestic swans and check out the classy art at the Serpentine gallery.