How to enjoy the capital with kids

London eye
Written by Nigel Simpkins

Planning a family trip to London? There is plenty to see and do in the capital when you visit with kids but with so many good options it can be hard to decide what to do. With this in mind, here are a few of the best family-friendly highlights that are worth checking out.

Golders Hill Park Zoo

ZSL London Zoo is not the only one in the capital and the Golders Hill Park Zoo is a lovely alternative and one which has free entrance. Located in north London, Golders Hall is a beautiful and well-maintained park with many animals to see and you could then move on to Hampstead Health and enjoy the swimming ponds (if visiting in summer!).

Horniman Museum

Located in Forest Hill, the Horniman Museum has all kinds of fascinating collections across a variety of topics so there is something for everyone here whether it is a natural history collection, musical instruments or the downstairs aquarium. There are also peaceful gardens that are perfect for a leisurely stroll.

London Eye

A trip on the London Eye is something that everyone should do as it is an amazing experience and one which kids tend to love. There is a feeling of excitement as you start to rise high above the buildings and then you can take in the breathtaking views of the capital and far beyond from the top. The London Eye can be an expensive experience but you can find a London Eye discount online which will make it much more affordable.

Harry Potter Studio Tour

The Harry Potter Studio is quickly becoming one of the biggest attractions in London with kids (and adults!) and it is easy to see why. This great tour allows you to immerse yourself in the magical Harry Potter world and enjoy a number of unique experiences such as walking into the Great Hall or seeing how the special effects were used throughout the franchise. There are lots of great photo opportunities but it will also give you a greater appreciation for the craft that went into making these highly successful films.

These are a few of the best family activities to enjoy when you visit London with the kids. London is a fabulous city with a tremendous amount to see and do throughout which can make it hard to plan a trip but you cannot go wrong with any of the above experiences which will provide entertainment for the whole family.