Among the top tourist destinations in the world, London is certainly the ideal place for a family holiday because it offers many services and discounts for children.
Its public transportation network, in addition to being very efficient, seems to have been created to excite children with its typical double-decker buses and tube stations, each unique, colourful and offering every service.
Most of the museums in London are free and offer something special for kids, like the British Museum that gives kids backpacks full of activities to accompany them on their visit or the Natural History Museum at Cromwell Road that offers a wide variety of educational games and interactive experiences.
For adults, the Imperial War Museum is worth a trip, where you can actually experience life in the trenches and bombings. The museum was actually created to make people reflect on the atrocities of war and to teach peace.
If you love nature, there are endless choices: the London Zoo, the lovely London aquarium and the Horniman Museum with its gardens and farm are teeming with activities and initiatives to introduce kids to animals.
But London is not just about history, art and culture – it’s about entertainment too. So why not show how brave you are by visiting the London Dungeon or Madame Tussauds Wax Museum? Or take an exhilarating ride on the London Eye, one of the largest panoramic ferris wheels in the world.
Regent’s Street is a true paradise for children, where they can visit the giant toy store Hamley’s, the Disney Store and the many Harrod’s department stores.
If you want to take advantage of good weather, London offers many parks, all perfect for even the youngest visitors. At Coram’s Fields, adults aren’t allowed unless they have a child with them! There are three playgrounds, a pool, a small zoo and a menagerie of livestock and barnyard animals.
Hungry? No problem! London is full of restaurants with menus created especially for children. These include the famous Giraffe chain restaurants and the Rainforest Café at Picadilly Circus.
Finally, it’s worth staying abreast of what going on in London: from Chinese New Year to the Notting Hill Carnival, from the fireworks of Bonfire Night to the winter attractions of Winter Wonderland, there is always something fun for all ages in London every month of the year.