Spring is a great time to visit London, with blossom on the trees, daffodils coming through and a bit of colour finally back on the cheeks of Londoners, hard won through another cold and arduous winter. If you’re thinking of capitalizing on the Easter holidays to bring your family for a holiday in London, there’s no end of great activities which will delight kids and adults alike. But before visiting make sure you book your accommodation in central London to avoid any hassles once your reach the destination. One such accommodation could be The montcalm London city at the brewery hotel , which provides special offers and best deals for the location.
Top of the list for any trip to London, regardless of age group, should be a visit to at least one of its incredible cultural institutions. London is home to some of the world’s most famous and acclaimed galleries and museums, including the British Museum, the Tate Modern, the Tate Britain, the Natural History Museum, and the Science Museum. Incredibly, general admission to all of these places is free; donations are welcome but by no means enforced, and special exhibitions are ticketed, but there’s so much to see and do in the general displays that you won’t feel the need. Kids in particular are enchanted by the Natural History Museum, a ‘cathedral to nature’ which is famed for its dinosaur exhibits – for which the stage is set by Dippy, the huge diplodocus cast who keeps guard over the vast vaulted entrance hall. The British Museum is among the greatest in the world, with some 8 million works documenting the entirety of recorded human history, art and culture. The Ancient Egypt exhibitions, including several macabre mummies, will transport you to the world of tomb raiders and Indiana Jones. The Science Museum, meanwhile, is brilliant for kids and has a range of galleries with fun and educational activities for all ages. At the Pattern Pod, kids between the ages of 5 and 8 can discover patterns through hands-on play, and in The Garden young children can learn and play through water, sound, building blocks and more. Who Am I? is perfect for people of all ages, as it explores the things that make you you: why do we smile? Why are we smarter than chimpanzees? What will I look like as I age? Get the answers to all these questions and more.
Another highlight of a springtime visit to London are its parks. The British capital, considering its size, urban development and population density, has a huge amount of green space, and while it’s beautiful in winter, it can really be best enjoyed in the spring. The biggest, best looking and most lovingly maintained are the eight Royal Parks, and Regent’s Park in particular is transformed with blossom at this time of year; you may want to check out the world famous London Zoo while you’re there. There’s also Hyde Park, which is perhaps London’s most iconic park and contains features such as Speakers’ Corner, the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial, and the Serpentine Gallery. The vast Richmond Park, meanwhile, was established as a deer park by Charles I way back in the seventeenth century and has remained that way ever since, with herds of red and fallow deer calling it home.