London is one of the top tourist draws in Europe. One of the reasons for this is that it’s many “unique” atmospheres, a family friendly one reigns supreme. Amidst the late-night clubbing and boutique shopping experiences, families will find London an inclusive and engaging place to visit. In part this is down to the accessibility of its museums, giving children a variety of interactive exhibits, which are both fun and educational. On top of the museums and interactive history tours, families will find a wide variety of entertaining theatre and performance shows which are family friendly the West End musical reigning supreme as the all-encompassing crowd pleaser.
But what about those families who want to search a little further afield? London holds many great outdoor adventures and new experiences which are unique to the city, meaning that you’ll leave with something even more memorable than a trip to Buckingham Palace.
Based just outside of London in the idyllic setting of Windsor, this Lego orientated theme park manages to balance cuteness and adrenaline in equal measure. With great roller coasters like the Dragon Knight and Pirate Falls, you’ll also be able to see whole towns brought to Lego life ion the miniature village. With mazes, attractions and a whole load of Lego, Legoland Windsor will put a smile on faces of all ages.
The Warner Brothers Harry Potter tour
Based in Leavesden at the UK studios of the Warner Brothers film company, the Harry Potter tour provides visitors with an extensive look into the world of Harry Potter. With a range of original props and costumes as well as concept art and full reconstructions of sets, you’ll be able to step right into Privet Drive and Dumbledore’s study. This makes the Warner Brothers tour one of the best attractions for Potterheads young and old.
Explore the London Dungeons
Warning: the London Dungeons is not for the faint of heart. With its interactive tours, London history is truly brought to life. With real life actors taking you through scenes of the Great Plague and the Jack the Ripper murders, the London Dungeons experience is family friendly yet blood curdling.
Row boating in the many London lakes
For something to calm the wits after a trip to the London Dungeons, hired boats and pedalos on the Serpentine Lake will do just the trick. See Hyde Park like you’ve never seen it before and glide alongside the swans. This truly unforgettable experience will leave you relaxed and enthralled in equal measure.
Sail like Francis Drake on the Golden Hind
From sailing lakes to the seven seas, take a trip into history with Sir Francis Drakes historic Golden Hind. Based near London Bridge, the Golden Hind is an exact replica of the original privateering ship which was responsible for capturing rival Spanish ships and for circumnavigating the globe. When visiting the replica, visitors will be met by actors portraying crew members, giving the adventure a real swashbuckling feel.
Get blown away at the BFI IMAX
The BFI IMAX is the largest cinema screen in the UK rising a whopping 20 metres with a 26-metre width. Playing the best in mind blowing cinema, there are plenty of films for all the family and regular showings in this cinema screen, seating 458. Based near Waterloo, the BFI IMAX is the perfect family thrill for a rainy day.
Thames RIB tour
See the River Thames like you’ve never seen it before with the wide range of motorboat tours across the river. With these tours you and your family will take 50- or 80-minute adrenaline fuelled trip across the cities most famous waterway. Discover such sites as the Thames Barrier, and explore the wide range of sites along the river. Tours start in central London often from the London Eye Pier.
Tiring day, right? After all of this, you’ll probably want to relax in your accommodation, and what better place to rest your head than the Montcalm Brewery Hotel, the Montcalm Royal London House Hotel or the M by Montcalm Shoreditch. These family friendly luxurious hotels are all based in various parts of the city centre and are ideal for the rest you’ll need to get up and explore the city tomorrow!