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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Greater London

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 1413 fun things to do in Greater London for you and the family to discover. Popular towns and places to go include Barnet, Brent and Bromley. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 958 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Greater London day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Greater London with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

For teachers planning the next class trip, many places are educational and suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens. Never be stuck for what to do with the kids again!

Find your perfect day out

ODEON BFI IMAX

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

If you fancy taking a trip to the pictures, do it right with one whopper of an IMAX screen - all the better for seeing the film with, my dear! Experi...

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...

Westminster Abbey

  • Westminster
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Westminster Abbey welcomes families. A Children's Trail, in English, is available free at the information desk as you enter the Abbey, and children a...

Zip Now London

  • London
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Craving adrenaline? Zip Now London is something you simply must experience! Situated right at the heart of London, this is the longest and fastest ci...

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...

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...

South Bank

  • London
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Enjoy a walk by the Thames along the beautiful riverside area of South Bank. Whether you want to take the kids for a spin on the Coca-Cola London Eye...

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...



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Namco Funscape London

  • Southwark
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

At Namco Funscape London kids tend to love bowling, and if you've got small ones or they struggle then you can use the ball rolling ramp and the hand...

Garden Museum

  • London
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Arts and Crafts

Encourage your kids to connect with mother nature at The Garden Museum, and get them excited and passionate about all things green, whilst also learn...

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...

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...

City Sightseeing London Hop On Hop Off Tour

  • London
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

London is the national centre for culture, politics and industry. See it all from the top of a bright red double-decker bus on a City Sightseeing Lon...

London Bicycle Tour Company

  • South Bank
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Come to us, and rent a bike from the largest privately owned fleet in London. Mountain Bikes, Hybrids, Traditionals, Ladies, Touring bikes, City Spor...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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