Tips for Visiting London with Your Kids

The splendid city of London has a great deal to offer families travelling with children. In fact, there is so much to see and do that you will no doubt be spoilt for choice during your stay. You don't have to be discouraged by those, who may tell you that accommodation costs are too high, especially if you travel with your family. If you take a look at online-booking sites like this one, you will be able to find a nice place to stay in London even for reasonable prices. And there is also the possibility to see whether one place is more child-friendly than another thanks to numerous comments submitted by past visitors. So, are you ready for the next family adventure? These are my top tips for visiting London with kids.
Pic source: Tower of London by Christine Matthews (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Discover the Tower of London
When holidaying in London with kids, a visit to this iconic tower is a must. Its colourful and often gory history is sure to keep the children entertained as you marvel at the city’s celebrated Crown Jewels. It’s always a good idea to book your tickets in advance as this top London attraction gets very busy during peak periods.

Enjoy a bite to eat at Wagamama
This fabulous Japanese restaurant and noodle bar is without a doubt one of London’s most family-friendly eating establishments. Wagamama even offer a special kids’ menu meaning that your children can tuck into a mini plate of tasty yet simple food, whilst you enjoy a more sophisticated dish of delicious Japanese cuisine.
Visit the Natural History Museum
This is one of London’s most popular family attractions. Your kids will no doubt be mesmerised by the dinosaur displays before enjoying some of the more interactive exhibitions. There’s plenty here to keep both grown-ups and children entertained for hours. Entry is free however there is a charge for certain exhibitions.
Explore Legoland Windsor
Legoland is a great option if you a travelling with your children. The park aims its attractions at kids between the ages of three and thirteen meaning that there is a broad range of activities on offer from phenomenal Lego displays to exhilarating rides and snack bars where you will be able to enjoy some tasty treats.
Use the public transport network
London boasts a fabulous public transport network meaning that this is the least expensive and most convenient way to get around whilst visiting the city. Moreover, children, fifteen years old and younger, can travel for free on many of the city’s transport lines. Consider getting Oyster cards in order to make the most out of this system.
By taking these top tips into consideration you will be well on the way to planning the perfect family vacation in London. Just remember to plan ahead in order to really make the most out of your unforgettable stay!


  1. a weekend in London with the kids is definitely on my "to do" list. I don't really think Matt is up for it cos its such a busy place so no doubt i'll be dragging Miss Sparkles along with me!
    Legoland is also on the list!!

    Laura @ www.firsttwothenblue.com

  2. I've just been to London this weekend I'd recommend the Sealife centre for both children and adults me and my hubby had such a lovely time. http://www.joannavictoria.co.uk/

  3. I will be going to London in 8 weeks with a 15 week old baby for a friends wedding. I love London and know my way round pretty well but I'm dreading using public transport with a pram and big case! X