Fun, entertaining and lively; theme parks have lots to keep your attention. London has some of the best in the world. Whether you are looking for childish or adult entertainment – London can certainly provide it.
Want something scary? Then book a stay in a bed and breakfast near Covent Garden and head for the London Bridge Experience. This is definitely not for the faint hearted, especially if you dare to visit the Tombs where unseen things touch you amid an incredibly gloomy setting. Few emerge without screaming.
Elsewhere in the centre, you meet the Keeper of Heads on London Bridge who will gleefully explain how he cares for the heads, washing and brushing beards before putting them on spikes. Hear the plague bell ringing and then the roar of flames as London burns in the Great Fire. Stroll down the medieval street that was London Bridge, where shops could be found on both sides, overlooking the river.
Move upstream to Westminster to explore the delights of the London Dungeon. With smoke billowing out of doors, the crackle of flames this is extremely atmospheric. Take trips on interactive rides thorough 1,000 years of London’s history, from Boudica’s fearsome warriors attacking the Roman city to tales of the fearsome barber of Fleet Street, Sweeney Todd. Will you dare to take the final step on the Drop Ride to Doom? Fall faster than gravity after meeting the hangman and seeing the gallows prepared for your ride.
Children and adults like love the Harry Potter Studio Tour at Watford. Highly imaginative, it offers an opportunity to discover the magic of film making, and how J K Rowling’s world was brought to the big screen. Stroll down Diagon Alley, take a look in the Joke Shop, enter the Forbidden Forest, fly a broomstick over Hogwarts or step onto the Hogwarts Express and see chocolate frogs attempting to escape through the window. There are positively thousands of props on display here, all of which were used in the films. Peek into the Gryffindor common room, the Knight Bus or Professor Snape’s Potions classroom. An extremely popular destination, you do need to book well in advance so plan ahead and book a stay at any of the elegant hotels near Oxford Street, if you intend to visit this attraction.
Kids will love a visit to Legoland. This fantastic location offers lots of entertainment, thrilling rides and of course, the pleasure of seeing the intricate creations that can be made out of Lego. Allow a day to visit Legoland, as it is situated outside London, at Windsor. The journey takes about 30 minutes by train. You can combine this with a look around the town of Windsor, which is the location of one of H.M The Queen’s homes – Windsor Castle.
Equally worth a trip out of London is Chessington World of Adventures. Located approximately 12 miles south of London in Kingston Upon Thames, it can be reached by public transport. You can enjoy screaming rides on rollercoasters or log flumes ending in a watery splash as well as quieter, more relaxed activities within the SEA Life Centre or meeting some of the 1,000 animals living in the zoo.
Back in London, the Shrek Experience on the South Bank brings the world of Far Far Away to life. Meet Shrek and his friends, and go on an adventure with them.
So, book a room at the Regency House Hotel London and enjoy London with your family.