Five Family Friendly Activities to do in London, England

Published On February 25, 2015 | By Staff Writer | England, Europe, Travel Planning
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London, England is a fantastic tourism destination. London offers everything from impressive museums, tours of Victorian London, live musicals, delicious restaurants, fantastic attractions and even shopping for the fashionistas out there. There are even budget activities and totally free ones! If you need budget accommodation, I have found this to be a good discount hotel London style.

1. See A Live Show At The West End

There is always a large variety of live theatre shows that are suitable for children and teenagers at the West End. Be sure to book in advance to guarantee that you will be able to get a ticket.  To see a current listing of shows, check out the West End official site.

2. Visit A Museum

There are numerous museums that are aimed at children and teenagers in London. Regardless of what your childrens’ age group and tastes are, you are bound to find an appropriate, fun, interesting museum for the in London. If the weather is good, then try the Horniman Museum and Gardens: it has an outstanding program of activities that are free for kids, an aquarium, a nature base, a hands-on center and 16 acres of gardens, where you may have picnics. Entry is free; however, you do have to pay charges for the aquarium and for some of the exhibitions. If you have older children or teenagers, you might like to consider visiting the Imperial War Museum London, which is about people’s experiences of modern war and conflict. Exhibitions are fascinating and really capture this period in history in a fascinating way that will certainly attract your children’s attention while explaining history to them.

3. Try A Family Day Out

There is a variety of “family days out” that takes place in different areas of London. Some are even designed for rainy days! Days out include a Greenwich Day Out, a Day Out For Young Children, a South Bank Day Out, Rainy Days In London and a Kensington Day Out.

4. Go On The London Eye

For a breath-taking panoramic view of London, go on the London Eye. It is 135 meter tall and is the tallest wheel in London. You should definitely take photos from it if you want a unique souvenir of your trip. It is particularly spectacular at night time. Book your tickets online to make sure that you take advantage of reductions to which you may be entitled.

5. Have Afternoon Tea

One of Britain’s most notorious traditions is having afternoon tea. It consists in tea in a pot, scones served with jam and cream, finger sandwiches and decadent cakes. You should definitely try it if you have not done so before! There are numerous venues providing afternoon tea, some of which have a strict dress code and/or require advance booking, due to their popularity.

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