London is an amazing destination for family vacations. The British capital is truly staggering and it’s an enjoyable metropolis for children too. London boasts with activities and attractions designed especially for the little ones. Bring your kids along and start exploring London. You’ll discover numerous theatres, museums, galleries and events that are worth a visit.
There is no doubt that the most amazing attraction for both children and grownups is the London Zoo located near Regent’s Park. This is one of the most famous zoos in the world and it dates since 1828. At that time it housed various exotic animals and it was used only by eminent scientists. The park became public in 1847 and since then it managed to be the first in everything: first children’s zoo in 1938, first reptile house in 1849, first insect house in 1881 and first public aquarium opened in 1853. These days, people can admire no less than 650 animal species. All family members will have a lot of things to learn and plenty of things to see.
Some of the best attractions for kids in London are the Tower of London, the Windsor Castle, the city centre, Hampton Court Palace, Bloomsbury and the British Museum, Greenwich, Covent Garden, Sherlock Holmes Museum and Regent’s Park, Trafalgar Square, Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, the Buckingham Palace, St. James Park, Globe Theatre and Southwark. Besides all these, a very interesting attraction for children is London Underground. With a Travelcard, people can ride the underground all day long. It goes everywhere and it’s very clean. Children also love riding the double decker buses. Take them and go to the upper deck to sit on the front seats. It’s a fantastic way to discover what London has to offer. Another way to explore the capital is by boat. Families should rent a boat and take a ride on the Thames. It’s a great occasion for sightseeing and getting from the London Eye to the Tower of London.
The Kensington Gardens and their Peter Pan Statue are also a must see. Children can take pictures next to this bronze statue and hear Peter Pan’s stories all over again. Moreover, one shouldn’t miss the Hamleys Toy Shop, one of the world’s famous toy stores. The store features 7 floors, all filled with gifts, games and toys, so it might be quite difficult to take the kids out without actually buying something. Last but not least, families should visit the London Dungeon. It is a renowned horror attraction that presents the whole history of London. The visit lasts one hour and a half and although tickets are quite expensive, the experience will certainly make up for the price.