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. Lake at St James Park in London

    St James Park

    London

    Parks and PlaygroundsParks and Playgrounds

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 0.5 miles from London
  2. Man ice climbing at Vertical Chill Ice Wall Covent Garden

    Vertical Chill Ice Wall Covent Garden

    Covent Garden

    ClimbingClimbing

    Suitable for 13+ Indoor 0.5 miles from London
  3. Inside view of Banqueting House in London

    Banqueting House

    London

    Castles and PalacesCastles and Palaces

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor 0.5 miles from London
  4. Boy driving bus at London Transport Museum in Covent Garden

    London Transport Museum

    Covent Garden

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 0.5 miles from London
  5. Sci-fi exhibit at The London Film Museum in Westminster

    The London Film Museum

    Westminster

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 0.6 miles from London
  6. Buckingham palace from Green Park in London

    Green Park

    London

    National ParksNational Parks

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 0.6 miles from London
  7. Outside view of Churchill War Rooms in Westminster

    Churchill War Rooms

    Westminster

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor 0.6 miles from London
  8. Passengers on City Cruises passing London Bridge in Westminster

    City Cruises

    Westminster

    Tours and River CruisesTours and River Cruises

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 0.6 miles from London
  9. Exhibition room at British Museum in London

    British Museum

    London

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 0.7 miles from London
  10. Invisible Superheroes

    Invisible Superheroes

    London

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 0.7 miles from London
  11. Map and booklet for The Westminster Spy Mission Trail in London

    The Westminster Spy Mission Trail

    Westminster

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 0.7 miles from London
  12. Outside view of Buckingham Palace in London

    Buckingham Palace

    London

    Castles and PalacesCastles and Palaces

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 0.7 miles from London
  13. Photo of the outside of Somerset House

    Somerset House

    London

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 0.7 miles from London
  14. Entrance to The Queens Gallery in London

    The Queens Gallery

    London

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor 0.7 miles from London
  15. Marching band at The Guards Museum in Mayfair

    The Guards Museum

    Mayfair

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 0.7 miles from London
  16. People on the Harry Potter London Walk

    Harry Potter London Walk

    Westminster

    Tours and River CruisesTours and River Cruises

    Suitable for 9+ Outdoor 0.7 miles from London
  17. Passengers sightseeing on ThamesJet boat in London

    ThamesJet

    London

    Tours and River CruisesTours and River Cruises

    Suitable for 9+ Outdoor 0.7 miles from London
  18. The Mercia cruising Thames at Thames River Services in London

    Thames River Services

    Westminster

    Tours and River CruisesTours and River Cruises

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 0.7 miles from London
  19. People on boat at Thames RIB Experience in London

    Thames RIB Experience

    London

    Tours and River CruisesTours and River Cruises

    Suitable for 9+ Outdoor 0.7 miles from London
  20. Thames Rockets' Boat approach Thames Barriers in London

    Thames Rockets

    South Bank

    Tours and River CruisesTours and River Cruises

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 0.8 miles from London