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Things To Do & Days Out near South Bank
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Jeppe Hein Appearing Rooms (< 1 mile)
Jeppe Hein Appearing Rooms Dart through the rising and retreating walls of water created by playful jets as designed by Jeppe Hein at this free entry interactive play fountain. How wet you get is up to you! Mostly... Seasonally available.
BFI London IMAX Cinema (< 1 mile)
BFI London IMAX Cinema The state-of-the-art cinema shows 2D and 3D films on the largest cinema screens in the UK, transporting viewers to the world's greatest places, from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of outer space.
BFI Film Funday (< 1 mile)
BFI Film Funday is a family friendly cinema plus kid friendly workshops.
London Duck Tours (< 1 mile)
London Duck Tours London Duck Tours is an offroad tour of London with a big difference!
The London Eye (< 1 mile)
The London Eye is the world's tallest observation wheel with 40 kilometre panoramic views on a clear day. The Eye has become an iconic image for London and is a must for any tourist trip. Great idea for fun things to do in London with kids.
London Dungeon (< 1 mile)
London Dungeon invites you to delve into the capital's most horrible history. Come face to face with live actors, experience three thrilling rides, interactive shows and special effects as you're transported back to those black, bleak times - are you brave enough to face 90 minutes of London's dark past?
Shreks Adventure (< 1 mile)
Shreks Adventure You're in the for a Shrek of a day with 10 awesome live and immersive fairytale shows that include rides, animation and serious adventure!
Thames Rockets (< 1 mile)
Thames Rockets Fast, fun sightseeing speedboat trips for all ages. The whole family will love this fast paced adventure whilst our comedian guides make learning about our great city entertaining. Toddlers, children and their grannies will all love this capital experience. Great idea for fun things to do in London with kids.
Sea Life London Aquarium (< 1 mile)
Sea Life London Aquarium Home to one of Europe's largest collections of global marine life - the experience takes visitors on an immersive and interactive journey along the Great Oceanic Conveyor. Newest addition is the Frozen Planet interactive experience!
London Bicycle Tour Company (< 1 mile)
London Bicycle Tour Company We operate guided tours of London by bike, as well as bicycle hire, including a range of children's bikes, seat attachments, helmets and accessories. Cycling around London is a safe, fun, active and enjoyable day out. Come to us for friendly service and advice, even free maps! Open 7 days.
Thames RIB Experience (< 1 mile)
Thames RIB Experience offers the most thrilling and exciting way to see London from the river... hold on tight as you ride the fastest and loudest boats on the Thames!
City Cruises (< 1 mile)
City Cruises Take a leisurely cruise through London's illustrious history from a half an hour to a whole afternoon, with informative commentary, plus refreshments and the necessary facilities available. Great idea for fun things to do in London with kids.
Banqueting House (< 1 mile)
Banqueting House Banqueting House has played host to kings and queens for hundreds of years, and now you can visit too! Plus Kids Go Free!
Harry Potter London Bus Tour (< 1 mile)
Harry Potter London Bus Tour Join the Harry Potter Tour of London Locations and take a magical fun packed bus tour of the film locations and inspirations in the muggle capital.
The London Ghost Bus Tour (< 1 mile)
The London Ghost Bus Tour Join the journey into London's dark side aboard the Necrobus: a haunted chariot with costumed actors performing gothic comedy between sites of serious spiritual unrest! Older braver types will love it!
ThamesJet (< 1 mile)
ThamesJet ThamesJet offers the most exhilarating sightseeing thrill ride on the River Thames. A sightseeing experience you won't forget in a hurry!
Vertical Chill Ice Wall Covent Garden (< 1 mile)
Vertical Chill Ice Wall Covent Garden The internal temperature ranges from -5C to -7C. The wall is 8m in height and ranges in steepness from a pleasant slab to a drastic overhang! Strict lower age limit of 13 years old, with conditions.
The Household Cavalry Museum (< 1 mile)
The Household Cavalry Museum A most unusual living museum, where amongst other things you can watch troopers working with horses in the original 18th century stables through a huge glass partition.
London Transport Museum (< 1 mile)
London Transport Museum See a bus so old it was pulled along the street by horses. Get behind the driver's seat of our tube train simulator, experience journeys of a bygone era.. Your only problem will be trying to fit it all in! Great fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do in London with kids.
The London Film Museum (< 1 mile)
The London Film Museum An opportunity to see the largest official collection of James Bond cars. There are also boats, bikes and gyrocopters to see plus scripts and model miniatures. Free entry for under 5s.
National Portrait Gallery (< 1 mile)
National Portrait Gallery Great for smalls and even better for bigs: an artistic experience replete with hands on arty fun, famous images and infamous mediums. Check out the kiddie's Sunday Sessions!
Nelson's Column (< 1 mile)
Nelson's Column Family days out in London wouldn't be complete with a visit to Trafalgar Square, with lots of other sights such as the National Gallery right next to it. A must do for things to do in London with kids.
The National Gallery (< 1 mile)
The National Gallery Plenty of talks, workshops, and holiday fun for all ages at this iconic British day trip location. Children truly welcome and a great many facilities made for them!
Houses of Parliament Tour (< 1 mile)
Houses of Parliament Tour A visit to the Houses of Parliament offers a memorable day out for families with children. Inside one of the worldâs most iconic buildings, you can travel through one thousand years of history and stand in places where important events continue to take place.
Namco Funscape London (< 1 mile)
Namco Funscape London This huge family entertainment centre is 3 floors of fun, with bowling and techno bowling, laser maze, arcade and Europe's fastest bumper cars!
Churchill War Rooms (< 1 mile)
Churchill War Rooms Deep beneath the bustle of London lie the original Cabinet War Rooms, which sheltered the brave people at the heart of Britain's wartime government during the Blitz. Great idea for things to do in London with kids, especially school agers.
City Sightseeing London (< 1 mile)
City Sightseeing London is the classic way to see every bit of the UK's capital city.
Westminster Abbey (< 1 mile)
Westminster Abbey is one of the most visited churches in all the world. It remains primarily a place of Christian worship and pilgrimage. Fun children's trail available to help keep them interested, plus dress as a monk in the museum!
St James Park (< 1 mile)
St James Park One of the Royal Parks offers a children's adventure play area, a way marked royal history walk and great cycle and hike routes.
Tate Modern (< 1 mile)
Tate Modern is the most popular gallery of modern art in the world. Located on the Thames, it is a landmark site for everyone visiting London. But did you know that it is not only child friendly but encourages families and children to visit with free activities and art trails? Plus interactive multimedia experiences and...
Oasis Swimming Pools (< 1 mile)
Oasis Swimming Pools has 2 pools, 1 indoor pool and also a stunning outdoor pool surrounded by 2 seperate patio areas for adults and families.
Ripleys Believe It Or Not (< 1 mile)
Ripleys Believe It Or Not Be prepared to have your mind repeatedly blown! Collections of utterly amazing natural, artistic and cultural wonders from all around the globe and many periods in history alongside the super modern.
Curious About Trafalgar Square (< 1 mile)
Curious About Trafalgar Square Discover the area around Trafalgar Square in a novel way: two treasure hunt style walks to keep all the whole family involved and intrigued, hunting for clues, matching pictures and reading facts and tales. Buy or download the booklet then explore at your leisure.
Shakespeares Globe Exhibition and Tour (< 1 mile)
Shakespeares Globe Exhibition and Tour a faithful reconstruction of the Elizabethan playhouse. Throughout the year, a fascinating guided tour of the theatre is included in your visit to Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition, bringing this extraordinary space to life. Great idea for a fun family day out in London.
All Star Lanes Holborn (< 1 mile)
All Star Lanes Holborn Small and friendly bowling alley with four lanes, one of which is bookable in advance. Extra light bowling balls; Bowling ramps; Bowling bumpers and Kids' party menu available.
St Paul's Cathedral (< 1 mile)
St Paul's Cathedral This is where people and events of overwhelming importance to the country have been celebrated, mourned and commemorated. Visit Nelson's Tomb, test the unique acoustics of Whispering Gallery and climb up to the Golden Gallery to enjoy a panoramic view of London that is second to none.
The Guards Museum (< 1 mile)
The Guards Museum Learn about the five regiments of Her Majesty’s Foot Guards in this great little museum. Museum trail to follow, with hidden objects to find. Lots of medals and uniforms to check out. Free entry for kids under 16.
British Museum (1 miles)
British Museum Explore the world under one roof: whether you come to the British Museum for the whole day or just a couple of hours, there is always something free for families to do together!
Royal Academy of Arts (1 miles)
Royal Academy of Arts offers a well rounded educational art experience: world class collections, family based events and practical workshops, Art Detectives Family Trail and great facilities. Very welcoming!
London Palace Superbowl (1 miles)
London Palace Superbowl Classic family friendly tenpin bowling. Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Hamleys (1 miles)
Hamleys An iconic flagship toy store that has developed an international reputation for its magical atmosphere and spectacular window displays. Activities in the holidays as well as tours around the store available.
The Queens Gallery (1 miles)
The Queens Gallery Iconic gallery laden with artistic treasures, really welcoming of families and those with special needs. Visit a mock Georgian coffeehouse, pick up a Family Activity Pack, and listen to a story from the talking hats!
Buckingham Palace (1 miles)
Buckingham Palace - the official London residence of Her Majesty The Queen and serves as both home and office. Use the special family audio guide to explore the Palace and then answer quizzes whilst following our garden activity trail. Great idea for things to do in London with kids.
Tate Britain (1 miles)
Tate Britain is the national gallery of British art, offering over 500 years of British art: all for free! Tate Britain has everything you need for a family day out: enjoy the galleries together, get exploring with free discovery trails and join in our special weekend and holiday events.
The Golden Hinde (1 miles)
The Golden Hinde is a full-sized reconstruction of Sir Francis Drake’s famous Tudor galleon, Golden Hinde, on which visitors have a unique opportunity to learn more about British Maritime History.
Green Park (1 miles)
Green Park One of the Royal Parks, less child friendly than the others with no kids' features, but plenty of pleasingly landscaped space for traditional outdoor games, exploration and picnicking. Open all year, and free to visit.
Museum of London (1 miles)
Museum of London Explore one of the world's largest urban history museums knowing the kids are as interested as you are, thanks to the Under 5s' Explorer Bags, 4 to 11s' Family Activity Bags, and over 10s may borrow an ipad to join an interactive gallery adventure.
Westminster Cathedral (1 miles)
Westminster Cathedral Explore the awesome tower 210 feet above the street, discover the genuine treasure trove and amazing artworks and sculptures. Welcoming to respectful families of all faiths, free to visit excluding the Treasures Exhibition.
Sunday Stroll Skating (1 miles)
Sunday Stroll Skating A free, mass skate every Sunday, which is designed for beginner skaters and families!
The Charles Dickens Museum (1 miles)
The Charles Dickens Museum An important Dickens collection, based in the author’s only surviving London house, decorated in Victorian style. See some of his possessions, plus other memorabilia. Free Family Activity Days held during the Summer.