The Best Things To Do In London Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

Best Things To Do & Days Out In 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. If you're looking for specific family friendly events, we can also tell you what's on in London throughout the year.

  1. The Postal Museum Top pick

    The Postal Museum

    London

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 1.3 miles from London
  2. Kids on Treasure Hunt Trail Amazing Value

    The St Katherine Docks Treasure Trail

    London

    Tours and River CruisesTours and River Cruises

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 2.5 miles from London
  3. Body Worlds London

    Body Worlds London

    London

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 0 miles from London
  4. Vue cinema screen. Source: PinkNews

    Vue Piccadilly

    London

    Cinemas and TheatresCinemas and Theatres

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 0.1 miles from London
  5. Empire Cinema screen

    Empire London Haymarket

    London

    Cinemas and TheatresCinemas and Theatres

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 0.1 miles from London
  6. Cineworld London - Leicester Square

    Cineworld London - Leicester Square

    London

    Cinemas and TheatresCinemas and Theatres

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 0.2 miles from London
  7. ODEON Cinema room

    ODEON London Leicester Square

    London

    Cinemas and TheatresCinemas and Theatres

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 0.2 miles from London
  8. Vue cinema screen. Source: PinkNews

    Vue West End, Leicester Square

    London

    Cinemas and TheatresCinemas and Theatres

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 0.2 miles from London
  9. Trafalgar Square's fountain & National Gallery on Curious About Trafalgar Square trail

    Curious About Trafalgar Square

    London

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Suitable for 9+ Outdoor 0.2 miles from London
  10. Father and daughter do activity sheet at The National Gallery in London

    The National Gallery

    Trafalgar Square

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 0.3 miles from London
  11. Outside view of Royal Academy of Arts in London

    Royal Academy of Arts

    London

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor 0.3 miles from London
  12. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column in Westminster

    Nelson's Column

    Westminster

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Suitable for 0-12 Outdoor 0.3 miles from London
  13. Family on Treasure Hunt Trail

    The Trafalgar Square Treasure Hunt Trail

    Trafalgar Square

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 0.3 miles from London
  14. Entrance to National Portrait Gallery in London

    National Portrait Gallery

    London

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 0.3 miles from London
  15. Paddington bear at Hamleys in London

    Hamleys

    London

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (2 reviews)

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 0.3 miles from London
  16. The London Ghost Bus Tour night bus

    The London Ghost Bus Tour

    London

    Tours and River CruisesTours and River Cruises

    Suitable for 13+ Indoor 0.4 miles from London
  17. Boy in costume at The Household Cavalry Museum in London

    The Household Cavalry Museum

    London

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 0.5 miles from London
  18. People participating at Sunday Stroll Skating in London

    Sunday Stroll Skating

    London

    Ice Skating and RollerskatingIce Skating and Rollerskating

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 0.5 miles from London
  19. Market on huntfun London Covent Garden trail

    Huntfun London Covent Garden

    London

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 0.5 miles from London
  20. Oasis Swimming Pools

    Oasis Swimming Pools

    Holborn

    Swimming Pools and Leisure CentresSwimming Pools and Leisure Centres

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 0.5 miles from London