Best Things To Do & Days Out In London, Greater London

There are lots of fun things to do in London, and much more than our royal family, with activities and adventures for all ages.

So, prepare to be dazzled by the bright lights of the big city on your family day out in the capital of England!

Museum fans are spoilt for choice. Explore all the natural wonders of the world at the Natural History Museum or pack your lab coat for a trip around the Science museum. History, art and design are well covered too thanks to The British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

After all that education and experimentation take to the shops on Oxford Street to indulge in a bit of retail therapy before meeting your favourite celebrities at the tourist hotspot of Madame Tussauds. Take a walk on the wild side at London Zoo where you’ll have a roaring good time spotting lions, lemurs and lots more or explore the waters without getting wet at Sea Life London Aquarium.

At the top of the London Eye you’ll see that there are still plenty of sights to visit, from the terrors of the Tower of London to the glory of Westminster Abbey. London family days out offer a chocolate box of city treats for you to enjoy!

Want to check when the next school holiday is? We've got a handy breakdown of the UK school holidays to help.

Find your perfect day out

The Postal Museum

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Please note the kids play area is currently closed, and there is newly adapted technology in place due to COVID-19. If you think The Postal Museum is...

Go Ape Battersea Park3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • London
  • Outdoor
  • High Ropes Courses

Big city, bigger challenge; Go Ape Battersea Park is the most central forest experience in London. It may be twice the height and length of most othe...

The St Katherine Docks Treasure Trail

  • London
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Make new discoveries on the St Katherine Docks self guided themed Treasure Trail as you hunt for the long lost treasure! Can you solve the clues and...

London Transport Museum

  • Covent Garden
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Does your little one have a need for speed? Take them for a great day of family fun and interactive adventure at the London Transport Museum. All abo...

Buckingham Palace5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • London
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Have a royal day out at Buckingham Palace! The palace is the official London residence of Her Majesty The Queen and serves as both home and office. T...

Curious About Trafalgar Square

  • London
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Curious About Trafalgar Square gives an exciting perspective into this historic area of London. Walk 1: St James's Square to Trafalgar Square From th...

The National Gallery

  • Trafalgar Square
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The National Gallery welcomes children and offer Family Walk and Talk Guided Tours, 3 audio tours and 3 more printed children's trails to really help...

Royal Academy of Arts

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

At the Royal Academy of Arts they offer a warmly welcoming environment for families and encourage children and adults to learn together! There are fr...

The Trafalgar Square Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Trafalgar Square
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

While Trafalgar Square is an iconic spot, there are more than a few mysteries hiding around every corner. Explore its secret underbelly on The Trafal...

Nelson's Column

  • Westminster
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Nelson's Column Raised in 1843 and now one of London`s best loved and most iconic monuments, Nelson's Column remembers the charismatic one-armed, one...

National Portrait Gallery

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

At the National Portrait Gallery explore an incredible 200,000 portraits crafted between the 16th Century and the present day in a wide variety of di...

Hamleys5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Hamleys is a magical and unique experience. A world of wonder and delight with activities in the holidays as well as tours around the store and parti...

Hyde Park

  • London
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Hyde Park is one of London's finest landscapes and covers over 350 acres within which are numerous family suitable entertainments! The 110 yard Serpe...

The London Ghost Bus Tour

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

The London Ghost Bus Tour is a darkly theatrical sightseeing tour, showing you the sinister side of London while providing gothic comedy horror theat...

The Household Cavalry Museum

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Household Cavalry Museum is a living museum about real people doing a real job in a real place. Through a large glazed partition you can see troo...

Sunday Stroll Skating

  • London
  • Outdoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

A mass skate on Sundays, which is designed for beginner skaters and kids accompanied by an adult, where the music is vetted to ensure no profanity or...

Huntfun London Covent Garden

  • London
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Fancy yourself a bit of an adventurer? With a treasure map in hand, it's time for you and your kids to crack the mystery of the huntfun treasure hunt...

Oasis Swimming Pools

  • Holborn
  • Outdoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

At Oasis Swimming Pool, in Oasis Sports Centre on the heart of West London swimming outside doesn’t have to be just for the summer months! As London’...

St James Park

  • London
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

St James Park is London's oldest Royal Park and is surrounded by three palaces. St James Park provides fantastic green routes in London, taking cycli...

Vertical Chill Ice Wall Covent Garden

  • Covent Garden
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

It can be a struggle to keep teenagers entertained; especially if they have younger siblings who are usually the ones catered for on family days out,...

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