London is a bustling metropolis famous for its diversity and grandeur. But it is also a surprisingly family friendly destination, with plenty of children’s activities aimed at locals and tourists alike. Culture vultures can spend hours in museums and galleries, while others might want to wander down the banks of the Thames or explore all the city’s historic monuments. London is an enchanting city perfect for both little ones and grown-ups!
Inspired by @prettycitylondon, here are five reasons to go to London en famille:
To visit the beautiful public parks
Although London is famous for its gothic architecture and city offices, it is also home to plenty of leafy green spaces. These will allow your children to burn off some energy as they run around in a safe and beautiful environment. One of our favourite spots is Greenwich Park, the top of which offers a breath-taking view of the city skyline.
To go to Covent Garden
While the kids enjoy the incredible street entertainers dotted around Covent Garden, mum and dad can go window shopping around the gorgeous boutiques. Its proximity to some of the best music schools in the world also means that Covent Garden attracts some very high-quality buskers. A lovely spot for lunch or a coffee break.
To visit the world-class museums
In London, there is a museum for every taste. Super-fans can plunge into the world of Sherlock Holmes at 221B Baker Street, while the more sartorially-minded members of the family can head to the Victoria and Albert Museum in South Kensington. Just around the corner is another family favourite, The Science Museum – its fascinating exhibits will mesmerise kids and adults alike.
To have a British afternoon tea
No trip to London would be complete without afternoon tea! If you fancy a treat go for the classic afternoon tea that’s on offer at the Ritz. If you’re after something a bit different why not try this Alice in Wonderland-themed afternoon tea at Sanderson London?
To try all the delicious food on offer
London’s diversity makes it the ideal city for the foodies among us. Peggy Porschen Cakes is a favourite among hipsters and yummy mummies, as is Chicama, an amazing brunch spot. But why not try out the authentic Indian restaurants on Brick Lane, or the incredible dim sum on offer at Ping Pong? There really is something for everyone!
Of course, there are plenty of other things to do on a family holiday to London – don’t forget to share your ideas with us! Bon voyage!