The Best Way to See London With the Kids

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Located on the River Thames in Southeast England, London is the largest city and the capital of England and the United Kingdom. It is considered to be one of the world’s most popular and important cities and has held the title of being:

  • The most popular place to work
  • Most sustainable
  • Influential
  • Desirable
  • Powerful
  • Investment friendly

This ancient city was known as Londinium when it was settled by the Romans in 47 AD and now has a population of almost nine million residents. And there are plenty of luggage storage places in London to leave your bags for safekeeping. But you probably do not care about all that. You just want to know what you and the family can do in London to have fun, right?

ZSL London Zoo

Kids of all ages (and adults) love visiting the London Zoo with up close and personal visits with Noemie the camel, Ben and Oni the okapi, and the hilarious lemur family. The London Zoo is the world’s oldest zoo, opening in 1847, and has almost 20,000 animals in 673 different species.

Visit the Land of the Lions, Tiger Territory, Gorilla Kingdom, and the Animal Adventure Children’s Zoo. The B.U.G.S. exhibit has over 140 species of creepy crawlies to see, including jellyfish, mole rats, locusts, and wasps. Before you leave, grab some grub at one of the six eateries and get some souvenirs from the Zoo Shop or one of the other three shops.

Shrek’s Adventure

Who doesn’t love Shrek? Start your adventure by getting on the magical 4D flying bus with Princess Fiona and Donkey as your driver. Head into the swamp, and Cinderella can help you find the funny green character. Still can’t locate him? Maybe the fortune teller can help you.

Get the secret ingredients from Puss in Boots to create a magic spell to help you find him. Rescue Pinocchio, make your way through the mirror maze, and cook up the magic spell with the Muffin Man. Don’t forget to get a selfie with Shrek when you find him.

Sea Life London Aquarium

Shark lovers will love the shark walk where you walk over a glass floor that leads into the Pacific Ocean. Then visit the Atlantic Coasts where they have an octopus and rays that will amaze you with their uniqueness. The Rockpool features sea anemones, starfish, and other cool creatures you can even touch.

You’ll feel like you are in the ocean when you go through the glass ocean tunnel. You may even be able to get a selfie with a sea turtle. Seahorse Kingdom is another fantastic experience where you will be amazed at the vibrant orange and purple colors.

Thorpe Park

Just about 25 miles from the city, this resort theme park is the most exciting place in London. If you like roller coasters and thrill rides, this is the place to bring the family. They have seven coasters, including the 10-loop Colossus, 205-foot Stealth, The 60 mph Swarm, and the 5G force Samurai.

The little ones will enjoy the Rocky Express, Flying Fish, the Timber Tug Boat, and Mr. Monkey’s Banana Ride. With a dozen eateries in the park, you won’t go hungry. And there are seven different gift shops to get some souvenirs from.

Madame Tussauds London

Get in the ring with the 6’6” World Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua, visit the Royal Family, and party with celebrities on the red carpet at Madame Tussauds. Sit with President Trump in the Oval Office for some serious selfies to share on Facebook.

This wax museum features the Glow Room with Dua Lipa, the Film Zone with Kong: Skull Island, E.T., and Katniss from the Hunger Games. The Terminator is available to pose in some one-of-a-kind selfies. And you can also meet Spiderman, the Hulk, Captain America, Iron Man, and Hawkeye from Marvel.

Science Museum

The Science Museum will educate the kids while they have fun with nine different galleries that boast interactive exhibits. The Energy Hall has steam engines and the oldest James Watt beam engine. Exploring Space features the Apollo 10 Command Module and rockets.

Modern World is full of iconic objects. The Flight Gallery has helicopters and airplanes. Learn about being human in the Medicine Gallery. And the Wonderlab is the most popular gallery with over 50 hands-on activities to enjoy.

Battersea Park

The 200-acre Battersea Park was built in the late 1850s and features a lake, promenade on the river, modern playgrounds, and a pump gallery. The London Peace Pagoda is a fantastic place to get some awesome pictures.

One of the best features is the children’s zoo with the Bolivian squirrel monkeys, capuchins, donkeys, tamarins, and even some hedgehogs. Meerkats and Scottish wildcats are also on display here. The nature area is home to 20 types of butterflies and dozens of bird species to see.

The London Dungeon

Do you enjoy haunted houses or mysteries? The London Dungeon will scare you whether you like it or not. In fact, it may not be suitable for children under 12. They have 19 shows with over two dozen actors and actresses.

Some of the shows include recreations of the Black Death with the plague doctor, torturer, Sweeny Todd, and Jack the Ripper. You may even be asked to join the cast in the production, so be prepared to play along. And the Drop Dead: Drop Ride will have you screaming until the end.Westfield Stratford City

If you need some retail therapy, Westfield is the largest shopping center in Europe. They boast over 230 shops, including 11 toy stores. The Disney Store, Lego, Smiggle, and The Entertainer are all fantastic places to bring the kids. You can also try your luck in Aspers Casino, Coral, or the Belong Gaming Arena.

Play some baseball at the Home Run House or see a movie at Vue Cinemas. If you are feeling a bit tense, visit the Massage Angels, the Nail Spa, or the Therapie Clinic. And with 85 eateries to choose from, you could literally spend weeks in this mall.

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  1. I’ve never been to London. But if I went and went with kids I would absolutely try and take them to all of these places.

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