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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

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,...

Banqueting House

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Through feast and famine, Banqueting House has been a hideaway for royalty over the centuries. Explore its feasting hall, the secret drinking den, pl...

Go Ape Alexandra Palace

  • North London
  • Outdoor
  • High Ropes Courses

Release your inner ape on a high ropes adventure at Go Ape Alexandra Palace! Set in an iconic London spot, the site offers 4 epic treetop adventures...

ODEON London Tottenham Court Road

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Step through the silver screen and explore a world where goodies and baddies battle - and dogs do all the talking - at ODEON London Tottenham Court R...

The London Film Museum

  • Westminster
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The London Film Museum is now the venue for the Bond in Motion Collection, including the famous Lotus Esprit (as a submarine!). This is a chance for...

Green Park

  • London
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Green Park is one of the Royal Parks in London, offering large open spaces with iconic British landscaping. Although situated so close to St James's...



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Churchill War Rooms

  • Westminster
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

In 1940, shortly after becoming what would become Britain's most celebrated Prime Minister, Churchill stood in the War Cabinet Room and declared: 'Th...

City Cruises

  • Westminster
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Make like a duck and take to the water on a Thames tour of London with City Cruises. It’ll take you all over the capital and you’re welcome to hop of...

British Museum

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

There is always something for families to do together at The British Museum. Special family events and activities include: Activity backpacks: Puzzle...

Invisible Superheroes

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Invisible Superheroes come in many shapes and sizes, and in this interactive exhibit, you’ll learn how they save the world every single day. Join the...

The Westminster Spy Mission Trail

  • Westminster
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Explore the dark side of an iconic London spot on The Westminster Spy Mission Trail.  As secret agents, you’ll have to decide between fact and fictio...

Somerset House

  • London
  • Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Fancy a day packed full of arts and inspiration? Somerset House may be in the heart of busy London, but this creative community and arts centre is a...

The Queens Gallery

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Queen's Gallery features more historic art than you can shake a sceptre at, great for artistic and imaginative kids. Family Activity Bags are fre...

The Guards Museum

  • Mayfair
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Guards Museum is an excellent place to take your little (and large!) military buffs, plus anyone who would like to find out about the role of Foo...

Harry Potter London Walk

  • Westminster
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Cast a spell over the streets of London on a Harry Potter Walking Tour. The films captured the hearts of millions all over the world and now it’s you...

ThamesJet

  • London
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Did you watch that speedboat chase in James Bond and think, ‘I could do that’? Then get your tux ready for a ride on ThamesJet! This high-speed thril...

Thames River Services

  • Westminster
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Enjoy some of the best views London has to offer on a relaxing cruise with Thames River Services! Cruise from Westminster to Greenwich and the Thames...

Thames RIB Experience

  • London
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Hold on tight as Thames RIB Experience takes you and your family on a whirlwind sightseeing trip you'll never forget! The two main experiences includ...

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