Top 10 London Attractions for Kids

By Renuka Nair

Visiting London with kids should be an enjoyable and memorable experience.

So, if you are planning on visiting London with little (and not so little) ones and want to guarantee an unforgettable family trip, it is important to know all about the best London attractions for kids.

London is a city where children come first, so you will always be able to find fun and unique attractions for kids throughout the year. From museums to experiences London is the city that really does have it all.

The best London attractions for kids

To help you find and enjoy the best family days out for children in London, I have put together a list of our top 10 London attractions for kids.

one  The London Eye

A ride on a giant Ferris wheel is something that most children will 100% love. Rising to a height of 135 metres, the London Eye offers wonderful views of London, so adults tend to enjoy it just as much as the kids (I know I certainly did!). I recommend booking in advance via the Keetoo App to get more value from this attraction.

two  Sea Life London Aquarium

The London aquarium is located next to the London Eye and is another of the most-famous London attractions for kids. It is open from 10am – 6pm Monday to Friday and 9.30am – 7pm on weekends. Here you can discover one of the best collections of marine life in Europe, including sharks, turtles, and colourful clownfish. Don’t forget to book via the Keetoo app to get more than just your entry ticket from this attraction.

three  London Zoo

London Zoo is in Regent’s Park, one of the most beautiful parks in the city. Enjoy a trip to London Zoo and get up close and personal with lions, tigers, giraffes, and creepy crawlies – it is a must-see attraction for little ones. Be sure to check out the daily schedule of events and feeding times. You cannot miss the penguin show!

four   HMS Belfast

Situated between the Tower of London and London Bridge, the HMS Belfast is the most significant surviving warship of World War II. This floating museum offers an insight into life onboard during wartime. Kids will love climbing the ladders between decks, exploring below sea-level and there is even an interactive game. Sometimes there’s special family events one weekend a month which I highly recommend. Entry is free for under 5’s which is a huge bonus!

five   A hop-on hop-off bus tour

In my opinion, taking a bus tour is the easiest option for London sightseeing with kids. Not only can you use the bus as a form of transport for the day, but you also get great views of the landmarks and children love the novelty of sitting upstairs on the open-top deck. Most of the bus tour companies also include a River Thames cruise in their ticket, so you get to see London from two perspectives.

six   Legoland Windsor

Situated outside of London close to Windsor Castle, Legoland is easy to get to by public transport. Trains to Windsor depart from London Waterloo and London Paddington, but once at Windsor station you will need to take a connecting bus to Legoland, which can be a bit of a hassle with smaller children. There is also the option of taking a direct coach from London Victoria coach station which I think is probably the easier option for families.

seven   Shrek’s Adventure

Situated close to the London Eye and one of London’s newest attractions, Shrek’s Adventure takes kids to a land far away where they can enjoy magical adventures alongside the world’s favourite green ogre and his friends. A great attraction to consider when looking for things to do in London with kids. Book with your Keetoo app to make the fun go further at this attraction.

eight   Harry Potter Studios

If your child (or you) are a Harry Potter fan, then a visit to the Harry Potter Warner Bros. studios is a must. Discover the sets where many of the movies were filmed, ride the Hogwarts Express, learn to ride a broomstick, and try a famous butter beer as you follow Harry Potter´s footsteps.
This is unsurprisingly one of London’s most popular attractions and is advanced booking only, so be sure to book several weeks in advance as tickets sell out extremely quickly.

nine  The Lion King musical

One of London’s most successful musicals of recent years, the Lion King is simply outstanding. It is always one of my top recommendations to friends who are coming to London with kids. You can get tickets from around £35 each and I think it is totally worth the money.

ten  The Natural History Museum

At first, you could be mistaken for thinking that the Natural History Museum would not be that entertaining for kids, but the truth is, it’s made for them! They will be able to admire some of the strangest, preserved animals on the planet, along with dinosaur skeletons and so much more. The star of the show is currently ‘Hope’, the giant whale skeleton that presides over the central gallery. And the best thing about visiting here is that it’s a free museum for adults and children! WIN!

More things to do in London with kids

In addition to my top 10 London attractions for kids, there are so many other places to consider when visiting London as a family.
I particularly love musicals as they offer so much fun and entertainment for all ages. In addition to the Lion King mentioned above, I would also recommend Matilda and The Prince Of Egypt.

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