5 Reasons to visit London with kids

There are lots of reasons to take your family to London for your next family holiday. It’s the capital of the UK and full of things to do that will inspire kids and leave you all with new memories. Here’s just a few reasons to visit:

Attractions

It’s no secret that London is a bustling cosmopolitan city full of trendy rooftop bars, impressive historic and modern architecture and cultural attractions, but there’s lots to do with kids during your stay too. From museums like The British Transport Museum to the Museum of London and attractions including Tower of London and The London Eye you’ll find something for all age groups. Read our 48 hours in London guide with a handy itinerary for a weekend in London.

Outdoor space

Head out and explore one of London’s eight beautiful Royal Parks. With immaculately tended lawns, lakes and playground facilities you’ll be spoilt for choice. We recommend Hyde Park where you’ll find tennis courts and a large children’s playground or St James’s Park for a relaxing picnic and visit to Buckingham Palace afterwards.

Transport

We’ve got more good news if you’re thinking about a family trip to London, under 11’s travel free in the city. If they’re travelling with you, they can go free on buses and trams at any time for free, but you’ll need a 5-10 Zip Oyster photocard to get the free travel on tubes, DLR and London Overground. Here are some tips on travelling in London, it’s best to be prepared before you arrive.

Places to eat

There’s a massive range of restaurants to choose from in London as you’d expect, we’ve chosen some of our favourites that little ones will love to make your life easier. If you want to go all out for the holiday, Planet Holywood, Hard Rock Café and Rainforest Café have plenty to keep kids entertained alongside great menus. The kids’ menus at Chambers, Off the Wall and The Lampery offer convenient home-cooked dishes that your kids will love. Without the hustle of bigger restaurants, you’ll have time to relax as a family before heading out.

Quite weekends

The city changes at the weekends as all the corporate workers relax at home and the streets, restaurants and places to visit become more child-friendly. This makes travelling around easier during your family break. Once you get to the big attractions there are likely to be more crowds, but everyone’s there for the same reason – to have fun! We recommend getting up early and heading to attractions for opening time, this tends to be the quietest time of the day.