London for Kids

Looking for things to do in London for kids? Here are some tips on how to explore London attractions with the whole family.

Our most important tip when you’re traveling to London with kids, is to plan the paid attractions you wish to visit in advance. A great purchase that will enable you to save a lot of money and make your London vacation a lot easier, is the London Pass. Check our offers next to the video screen and pick the London Pass. Save time and money by pre booking this pass which offers free entrance to family attractions like HMS Belfast, London Zoo, Arsenal and Chelsea museums and stadiums and much more. Our next tip is to combine free attractions and paid attractions in the same day so you can control your budget. Here are 3 optional day programs for you and your kids to explore while in London!

Travel in London with Kids

Day 1: On this day you will spend most of your time in the north central part of London. Your London attractions of the day include Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum – which is a must-visit museum if you travel with kids – followed by beautiful Regent’s Park and some other free London attractions. Regent’s Park is extremely beautiful in the spring and summer, and don’t forget to visit Rose Gardens for some photo opportunities. Another great option is the London Zoo – a children’s favorite – , which is free with the London Pass. You could finish the day with a relaxing Canal Cruise, also free with the pass and fun for the whole family.

Day 2: Travel to Waterloo station and take a ride on the London Eye. You can combine the ride with a Thames cruise – for free when you have the London Pass – , or spend the rest of the day wandering on the South Bank. There are some great free attractions here including the Tate Modern museum. You can also include a free visit to the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre with the pass.

Day 3: Start your day in the Tower of London which is free with the London Pass. After that, you can choose to visit the famous Tower Bridge or skip to the other side and visit the scary London Dungeon or the floating museum of the Belfast battleship. Continue to walk on the South Bank and bump into Borough market, that has plenty to offer to both parents and kids.

Looking for some educational fun for the family? What about paying a visit to the Science, Natural History or Design museums? All located in Kensington, London, with special exhibitions and activities for kids. And again no admission fees, only donations.

Finally let’s talk about West End shows. Some of them are very attractive to kids, so stay on your pre-booking mode and get yourself tickets to the relevant show in advance and be sure that you have decent seats. Many of the half price stands in London will sell you the worst seats on the house, so you may have saved a few pounds but you lost all the fun, and what is the point in that?

Check the rest of our Vidtur videos for more tips and ideas for visiting London with (or without) kids!

Stonehenge, Windsor Castle and Bath Day Trip from London

Discover Stonehenge, Windsor Castle and Bath on this 11-hour coach tour from London. Leave the city behind you and travel by air-conditioned coach to Windsor Castle, home of the British Royal Family for the last 900 years. Visit St George's Chapel and the State Apartments with your professional tour guide before traveling out to Salisbury, where the ancient rock formations of Stonehenge await. Continue on to the beautiful Georgian city of Bath, visit the Roman Baths and enjoy a panoramic tour with your guide before returning to London.

USD 120.92$

London Pass

Discover the joy of sightseeing with the London Pass, and enjoy free entry to 60 of its world-class sites like Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London. Save time as you skip the queues with fast-track entry at countless attractions, and take advantage of special offers at quality London restaurants and shops.

Even better, why not upgrade and include transport with your London Pass? Choose from a 1-, 2-, 3- or 6-day sightseeing pass with transport included and see the highlights of England’s cosmopolitan capital with ease.

USD 76.82$

London in One Day Sightseeing Tour

See London in one day on a full-day sightseeing tour of the city, led by an expert local guide! Hear the history of top London attractions like Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and St Paul’s Cathedral while traveling around the West End and City of London. After the sightseeing tour, watch the Changing of the Guard Ceremony at Buckingham Palace and tour the Tower of London with a Beefeater.

USD 118.52$

The Shard London: The View from The Shard

This ticket is your chance to experience the newest attraction that London has to offer -- The Shard. This incredible architectural wonder will take you on a high-tech and multi-sensory journey with exhilarating 360-degree views of 40 miles (64 km) across England's capital. See top London attractions such as Tower Bridge, the Tower of London and the London Eye from a vantage point like no other. In fact, The Shard is the tallest building in Western Europe!

Simply bring your voucher to the entrance and you will be allocated the next available time slot.

USD 39.12$

Royal London Sightseeing Tour with Changing of the Guard Ceremony

This Royal Tour of London takes in many of the royal highlights of London, including Westminster Abbey where Prince William and Kate Middleton, where married on April 29, 2011. You will also see Kensington Palace, where Diana, Princess of Wales, lived. Finally, you will experience the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony outside Buckingham Palace, then spend the afternoon exploring London at your leisure.

USD 51.74$