Best London attractions for kids

Visit the best London family attractions for an unforgettable day.

Experience London’s top family attractions with a kids day out. Enjoy immersive kids shows, learn new skills with family activities, or participate in unique experiences.

London Transport Museum

Embark on an adventure hunt through the London Transport Museum as you follow the Stamper Trail surrounded by iconic red buses, trains, and relics. Kids can also drive a bus or repair a mini Tube train in the All Aboard play zone.

This museum, located in Covent Garden, reveals transport icons and early tube map designs, including the red London bus.

Throughout history, London’s growth, culture, and society have been intertwined with its transport system.

Knight Time

See where kings fought, where knights feasted, where monks prayed, and where Londoners walked in medieval times.

The TripMonsters App offers this route through central London to some of London’s most ancient sites. Discover what life was like when kings ruled by might, and palaces and prisons stood along the Thames’ banks. 

Mudchute Park & Farm

Over 100 animals and fowl live at Mudchute Farm in Cubitt Town on the Isle of Dogs, just south of Canary Wharf. With a working farm, stables, a children’s nursery and a range of educational activities, it is one of the largest urban farms in Europe. A picnic can be enjoyed among many feather friends as you admire the views of the City of London.

The Kensington Museum Triple, South Kensington

It’s an obvious one, but it’s a goodie. A triple whammy of fun awaits curious kids at the Natural History Museum, Science Museum, and V&A. You can see dinosaurs and Hope, the huge blue whale skeleton suspended from the ceiling at the Natural History Museum. There are a lot of multi-sensory activities at the Science Museum and an IMAX cinema you can book in advance. You can do lots of hands-on art, design, and performance activities at V&A.

Warner Bros Studio, London Tour

Explore the magical world of Hogwarts by visiting the real sets used in the Harry Potter films! Fans of Harry Potter will love this day out, which showcases the most fantastical sets, props, costumes and all things Harry Potter. Studio highlights include Hogwarts Great Hall, Diagon Alley, Hogwarts Express, and Forbidden Forest. Located in Watford, an hour away by coach or train.

London Dungeon  

The perfect activity for families with children over 12 – bringing London’s grisly past to life! Taking a journey through history, you begin in 1536, during the reign of Henry VIII. Before experiencing the thrill of the Tyrant Boat Ride, you descend into gruesome London in a medieval lift. Every period in London’s history has had its dark side, from Guy Fawke’s gunpowder plot to the Great Fire to Sweeny Todd in 1800 to Jack the Ripper’s Ten Bells pub… be prepared for the ‘drop dead drop’ free fall ride at the end (you may opt out…).

River Cruises and hop on bus tours for families in London

Why not take a trip down the river to see London from another perspective? With City Cruises, you’ll get a unique perspective on London’s most renowned buildings from the unique perspective of the River Thames. Family cruises last 45 minutes and are a popular choice for many. The Toot Bus Must See London ticket includes a free sightseeing cruise. There is also a cheaper tour available called the Toot Bus Kids Tour, which is tailored specifically for families.