London With Kids

Of all the cities in the world, London with kids is my top pick for children because of the wealth of child-friendly, fun, cultural, historic, educational, and family-oriented things to do in the UK’s capital city. Thankfully, many of the things to do in London with kids are free. Of course, London can be expensive too, be ready for that, but the devalued pound and good exchange rates could help overseas visitors a lot. Flights to London have also become more affordable lately. Some ideas, tips, reviews, and guides on London with children, 2021 updated. Some are my own childhood favourites, some are things and places my kids and our family loved to do in London. Visiting London with children by a Londoner, a local mum, a returned ex-pat, and a full-time professional traveller. We include things to do in London, things to do near London, the practicalities of visiting London with kids and the best family experiences we can find.

We returned to live in London for 8 months as part of our full-time nomadic travel lifestyle and we spend most summers there. Our children lived there as babies, toddlers, teens, and tweens. We always love being back and London is a child’s paradise. It’s one of a handful of destinations that the kids always ask to return to. We know London like the back of our hands so if we don’t cover anything here please feel free to ask in the comments. Other travel blogs pull second-hand information from the internet, we don’t. We hope we can help.

A lot of the indoor places we mention below have been closed because of Covid. Things are starting to re-open as the UK comes out of lockdown, let’s hope summer 2021 will be fabulous for London. There are a few new attractions, open and Covid-safe, see below. We’re updating as often as we can and hopefully, things will be back to normal this year. Where we can we’ve included links for you to check for opening.

A lot of the indoor places we mention below have been closed because of Covid. Things are starting to re-open as the UK comes out of lockdown, let’s hope summer 2021 will be fabulous for London. There are a few new attractions, open and Covid-safe, see below. We’re updating as often as we can and hopefully, things will be back to normal this year. Where we can we’ve included links for you to check for opening.

I think the key to children getting the most out of travel is preparing them. Show them pictures, tell them stories, watch videos, read books. When they get there they will be excited to see what London has to offer and know a bit about the landmarks. We have a few suggested london for kids books below.