Bored is definitely a word you will NOT hear when taking kids around London. The hardest part will be dragging them away from various attractions. Think about a perfect family tour! Even the museums offer a lively experience, with workshops and hands-on activities as well as gallery packs that you use while in the museum. There lots of child-friendly exhibits too – take a look at the Museum of Childhood or the Natural History Museum with its incredible dinosaurs and the skeleton of a 25.2-meter long whale. Staying at the Regency House Hotel London would make your family stay more exciting and fun.
Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace
Enjoy the pageantry surrounding the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. The stamp of marching feet, the colour and drama never fail to amaze visitors and it makes great photos too. Afterward, stroll through the pretty St James Park (perhaps feed the ducks en route?) and head for Horse Guards Parade and admire the mounted guards standing so still for so long.
Runoff steam in the Royal Parks playing games, paddle in the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain and play in the wonderful Peter Pan themed adventure playground with its magnificent pirate ship. Don’t forget to search for the statue of Peter Pan himself while in Kensington Gardens!
The South Bank of the River Thames and Covent Garden
Fancy watching some street entertainers? The South Bank of the River Thames and Covent Garden just off the Strand are the perfect places to go. You can find all kinds of buskers performing in these areas, including living statues, dancers, magicians, and comedians.
Check the Tower Bridge website before leaving your hotel as the bridge may be scheduled to open its massive spans to allow ships to pass underneath. Time it right and you can get some really fantastic photographs as well as watching an enthralling sight. Good spots to watch the event are around the entrance to Tower Bridge and beside the Tower of London.
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The Unicorn Theatre near Tower Bridge
How about a trip to the theatre? The Unicorn Theatre near Tower Bridge specializes in productions which are perfect for kids – and you can even take babies as well. Some of the productions are even dedicated to babies and toddlers.
West End theatres
Check out West End theatres too as there are always many productions suitable for older children such as the Lion King and Wicked! There are often last-minute cancellations so ticket bargains may be available on the day. Alternatively for some real mystery and magic, book tickets for the Harry Potter Studio Tour, or even the Harry Potter escape room where aspiring witches and wizards can find themselves solving all kinds of questions. For those wanting a little exercise, try the Harry Potter walking tour to discover all those places made so famous in the films such as the entrance to Diagon Alley and of course, Platform 9 ¾ at Kings Cross Station.
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