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What to Do with Kids in London

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What to Do with Kids in London

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If you're heading to London with the kids in tow, you'll want to be prepared with a few activities up your sleeve. Luckily for you, the city is full of features that are entertaining for the whole family, and particularly delightful for the younger members of your clan. 

Here are some attractions to visit and things to do when you've got the children with you - and you're bound to enjoy them, too!

The Tower of London
The Tower of London is interesting for all ages, but costumed guides and interactive exhibits make it a great place for kids. They'll love the spookier parts of the fortification, such as the prison cells and torture exhibitions.

Take a tour around the area with a Yeoman Warder guide, as they have a talent for bringing the Tower's tales to life and thrilling children. 

Kids will also love looking at the glittery Crown Jewel collection and check out the ground's resident raven population.

It's easy to get to the centrally located Tower of London, just head for the Tower Hill tube stop. 

The London Dungeon
There's nothing like the London Dungeon experience, which takes visitors through the city's dark past.

Hop aboard the 90-minute tour guided by professional actors who bring the experience to life. The tales of the plague to Jack the Ripper and Sweeney Todd come alive as you explore replicas of London's old streets and buildings.

There are also two great rides included in the tour, which is recommended for those aged 8 and older as there are certainly a few thrills and scares included in the experience. 

You'll find this spooky, subterranean world at County Hall on Westminster Bridge Road. That's between Big Ben and the London Eye, and right next door to the London SEA LIFE Aquarium, which you might want to visit with the kids after you return from the dungeons!

A day out at Hyde Park
Hyde Park is one of London's eight Royal Parks, and spans 350 acres of land.
Not only are there a number of famous landmarks such as the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain, there are also ample opportunities to get active swimming, cycling, boating, horse riding and more.

Bring along a picnic and a ball to kick around on the grass, or head along during a festival or for a scheduled event. No matter the season, concerts, sports, food fests and all sorts of other activities take place regularly, so check the calendar of events. 

Just a stone's throw from the bustling Oxford Street, it's also incredibly easy to get to. Just wander down the renowned shopping street until you stumble upon the vast green parkland, or head to Lancaster Gate, Marble Arch, Hyde Park Corner or Knightsbridge tube stations on the Central and Piccadilly lines. It's as simple as that. 

The Natural History Museum
Interactive and incredibly captivating, the Natural History Museum, complete with its awe-inspiring dinosaur skeletons, animal collections and other exciting exhibits, is the place to be for both adults and kids. Best of all, the Natural History Museum is one of London’s free attractions!

From animated exhibitions that delve into what the Earth's made out of to a gigantic life-like roaring Tyrannosaurus Rex, the kids will be so exited they won't know what to do with themselves.

Set aside a whole day for this attraction, which you can find along Cromwell Road in central London. Check out the calendar of special exhibits and events beforehand, as you may want to see something that requires a booking, too. 

Prepare for a fun-filled holiday with these stunning attractions, which are appealing to both the young and old. You'll have just as much fun as the kids!

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