When travelling to London, parents like to arrive with a set of planned activities and landmarks to see, as opposed to a ‘fly by the seat of your pants’ approach. This makes sure the activities and landmarks seen are age-appropriate and the children won’t get bored on their holiday.
If you are planning a long haul flight to London and are wondering what there is to do with the kids, we can help. We have created a list of some of the most popular activities and landmarks in London that are favourites amongst families. (You can also get some handy tips on flying with kids here.)
Westminster and Big Ben, London with the Kids
The London Eye
The best way to get a bird’s eye view of London is by taking a trip on The London Eye. This 443-foot-high observation wheel is a fun and unique way to take to the skies and see all that London has to offer.
Children will love hopping aboard the clear observation cars and going for a ride. They will enjoy looking out at the city and spotting all the famous landmarks and attractions that are associated with London.
Sightsee London with the Kids
Tour One of the Many Local Museums – for Free!
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to take part in family-friendly activities throughout London. Many of the local museums, which are visited by people from all over the world, offer free tours and activities.
Some of the things you might see include old, vintage toys, dinosaur exhibits, full showcases of tin soldiers, and even a brief look at London’s history.
The following museums offer free tours and activities for kids:
- Victoria & Albert Museum
- National Gallery
- V&A Museum of Childhood
- Natural History Museum
- British Museum
Watch the Changing of the Guards or the Inspection of the Guards
No trip to London would be complete without going and looking at the soldiers as they stand guard outside the Buckingham Palace. Every day there are two opportunities to see them.
The first opportunity is the Inspection of the Guard, which is a smaller ceremony held each morning. This ceremony is ideal for families with younger children. The other opportunity is the Changing of the Guards, which attracts huge crowds and is bigger event filled with parades, music, and other activities.
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