Top Attractions to see when you Visit London
If you’re looking for things to do in London this year whether it be with children or without, have a look at some of these top attractions which would make for a great day out.
London is a great city, and you’ll always find something exciting to do in the capital. With a wide range of attractions for all ages, London is the perfect destination for couples to spend a romantic day or night, fantastic family fun or just to soak up a little culture. Whatever the reason for visiting, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum is an enchanting place. Beloved by children and adults alike it makes for a great day out. Filled with a wide range of exhibitions, you can spend hours wandering around the vast Museum. With plenty of child-friendly tours and exhibitions, you can take a look at dinosaurs, sabre-toothed tigers, earthquakes, volcanoes, and a wide variety of insects and creepy-crawlies.
Synonymous to London, the London Eye is Europe’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel. Reaching a whopping 135 metres, it gives you spectacular views across the capital and is one of London’s best-known landmarks. Generally running from 10am-8.30pm in the summer, and 10am-6pm in the winter, a trip on the London Eye takes around 30 minutes, although you may need to queue when it’s busier. Fast Track tickets are available, so book in advance to beat the queues and sail straight on in to your air-conditioned pod and see London from the sky.
See a Show
With hundreds of shows to choose from, there are fantastic theatre experiences for everyone, including families. Children of all ages will be thoroughly entertained by West End shows, and it’s easy to book London theatre tickets. Whether you plan ahead and get your tickets in advance or decide on a last-minute trip to the theatre, you can get some great deals and offers. With musicals, comedies and even interactive shows available, you can exactly what you’re looking for.
Explore the more gruesome parts of London’s history with a trip to the iconic London Dungeons. Taking you through 1000 years of history, you’ll experience an interactive tour of London’s macabre past. With costumed tour guides, stunning sets and creepy lighting and sound effects throughout, London Dungeons is the perfect destination for children who enjoy scarier attractions. However, the Dungeons can be a little overwhelming for younger guests, so only children over eight years old are permitted to this particular attraction.
Just a short stroll from the tube through Regent’s Park and you’ll reach London Zoo. It is one of the capital’s most popular attractions. From the Land of the Lions and Tiger Territory to the Gorilla Kingdom and Reptile House, there is plenty to explore. In addition to seeing the animals, there are various exhibitions and activities which take place throughout the year. Children can even experience what it’s like to care for the animals, although you will need to book in advance if you want to become a junior zookeeper for the day.
With plenty of parks and green spaces to enjoy, you can also spend time in the numerous green walks dotted around the City in between attractions. Look out for boat hire in Regent’s Park, see the pelicans on Duck Island in St James’s Park or take a treetop walkway at Kew Gardens.