London is one of the best tourist destinations in Europe, in part because of how eclectic its offerings are. From the hotels near Madame Tussauds London to the relaxing spas across the city, there’s something for all types of city visit. For those who are visiting London with children though, a city escape is a whole different story.
For starters, London’s sheer scale and breadth of activities and landmarks means that you can quite easily spend weeks exploring London and still have not got a full grip on it. That’s bad news for parents with small children, short attention spans mean that you’ll probably have to skim a few of your favourite attractions or return several times to get the most out of them. That’s no problem though, the free admission of museums like the Natural History Museum means that guests of Bayswater Hotels in London can enjoy short trips and revisit again another time without the pressure of getting bang for your buck.
So if you’re visiting London for the first time with children, what are the unmissable activities that will keep both you and your young ones engaged and excited?
The Science Museum and Natural History Museum
For guests of Hotels near Royal Albert Hall London looking for something to do with children in their local vicinity, the museums of Exhibition Road are unmissable, especially the Science and Natural History Museums. For children with an interest in animals and dinosaurs, the Natural History Museum makes for a thrilling day out, especially the exhibition on dinosaurs! The Science Museum is teeming with extremely fun and interactive exhibits that teach children fundamental concepts within science.
The London Eye
Everyone loves a Ferris Wheel, so why not one of the tallest ones in the whole of Europe? At 135 metres high, this 32 capsuled observation wheel was originally built to celebrate the new millennium and since then, has grown to become a pinnacle of the South Bank tourist scene. The London Eye ride takes about 30 minutes in total – a perfect length of time to keep any child’s attention, and provides stunning views of up to 40 kilometres in every direction. What better introduction to the city of London?
London Zoo is actually the oldest scientific zoo in the world, dating all the way back to 1828. Of course, the facilities have changed a lot since then, and guests of the Park Avenue Bayswater Hotel can now enjoy 34 acres of enclosures providing habitats for 16,000 animals from more than 750 different species. From monkeys and tigers to giraffes, this is a must visit London attraction for visitors with small children.
This one’s definitely for the slightly older, less squeamish of families but is still a great day out for the kids. Especially so if you want to introduce them to some of the major historic events that took place in London. The London Dungeon combines live actors with multimedia theatrics to create a step through time to some of London’s most dramatic moments. From the bubonic plague to the Great Fire of 1666, the London Dungeon covers notorious events and figures from such as Jack The Ripper and Henry VIII. Be warned though, there are jump scares!