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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

    If you think The Postal Museum is just about getting your letters sent, think again! With a train ride, an adventure play zone and even a lion (?!),...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 1.3 miles from London
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    Go Ape Battersea Park

    London

    High Ropes CoursesHigh 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...

    3 star rating Rating 3/5 (2 reviews)

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 2.4 miles from London
  3. Kids on Treasure Hunt Trail Amazing Value

    The St Katherine Docks Treasure Trail

    London

    Tours and River CruisesTours 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...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 2.5 miles from London
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    KidZania London

    Shepherds Bush

    Activity CentresActivity Centres

    KidZania London is a fun-packed, indoor, role-play city built just for kids. It spans across 75,000 sq ft, offering 4-14 year-olds plenty of real lif...

    4 star rating Rating 4/5 (6 reviews)

    Suitable for 4-12 Indoor 3.8 miles from London
  5. Body Worlds London

    Body Worlds London

    London

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Learn about the human anatomy in a truly unforgettable way with a visit to the award-winning BODY WORLDS exhibition in London. Featuring more than 20...

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

    Vue Piccadilly

    London

    Cinemas and TheatresCinemas and Theatres

    We all know the weather isn't the most reliable thing, but luckily the cinema isn't dependant on sunny afternoons! Jump into movie magic at Vue Picca...

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

    Empire London Haymarket

    London

    Cinemas and TheatresCinemas and Theatres

    Step out of the busy London street and jump straight into the biggest and best new films at Empire Cinema in London Haymarket. Take a seat and relax,...

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

    Cineworld London - Leicester Square

    London

    Cinemas and TheatresCinemas and Theatres

    Be transported to a world of action, thrills and adventure with a family-friendly movie screening at Cineworld London - Leicester Square. Share the m...

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

    ODEON London Leicester Square

    London

    Cinemas and TheatresCinemas and Theatres

    See the world through new eyes, whether they be those of a daredevil hero, the villain of the piece or even a talking dog (!) at ODEON London Leicest...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 0.2 miles from London
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    Vue West End, Leicester Square

    London

    Cinemas and TheatresCinemas and Theatres

    The cinema is a great day out, and even better, you can do it if it's raining! Jump into movie magic at Vue West End, Leicester Square in London, whe...

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

    Curious About Trafalgar Square

    London

    Tourist AttractionsTourist 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...

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

    The National Gallery

    Trafalgar Square

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums 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...

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

    Royal Academy of Arts

    London

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums 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...

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor 0.3 miles from London
  14. Family on Treasure Hunt Trail

    The Trafalgar Square Treasure Hunt Trail

    Trafalgar Square

    Tourist AttractionsTourist 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...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 0.3 miles from London
  15. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column in Westminster

    Nelson's Column

    Westminster

    Tourist AttractionsTourist 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...

    Suitable for 0-12 Outdoor 0.3 miles from London
  16. Entrance to National Portrait Gallery in London

    National Portrait Gallery

    London

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums 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...

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

    Hamleys

    London

    Tourist AttractionsTourist 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...

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (2 reviews)

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

    The London Ghost Bus Tour

    London

    Tours and River CruisesTours 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...

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

    The Household Cavalry Museum

    London

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums 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...

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

    Sunday Stroll Skating

    London

    Ice Skating and RollerskatingIce 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...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 0.5 miles from London

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