Best London attractions for kids

Plan an unforgettable day with a trip to the best London family attractions.

Make memories with a kids day out in London featuring the city's top family attractions. Be transported to another world through immersive kids shows, learn new skills with fun family activities or get involved in unique experiences.

Tower of London

Travel back in time to explore the 1,000-year-old Tower of London, a former prison, fortress and royal residence. Gaze at the sparkling gemstones in the Crown Jewels exhibition before unravelling the mystery of the ravens – the Tower's guardians – from the Yeoman Warders.

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Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter

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Make any kid's dreams of becoming a wizard come true by treating them to a tour around Harry Potter sets, props and interactive activities at Warner Bros. Studio Tour  The Making of Harry Potter. With seasonal events including Hogwarts in the Snow, the studios are a great way to learn more about the film series.
Prices from £89.00 Book now

Madame Tussauds

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Meet music superstars, Hollywood A-listers and the royal family at Madame Tussauds. With 3 floors, 8 zones and over 150 lifelike wax figures to explore, there’s plenty of opportunity to get snap happy with your family!
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Twist Museum

Art installation at Twist Museum. Photo credit: Dan Weill Photography. Source: Family PR.

Put your senses to the test with mind-boggling sensory experiences and immersive illusion rooms at Twist Museum. Explore more than 60 exhibits and immersive rooms to test your perception on colour, shape, perspective, sound, heat and more.

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City Cruises

Board one of the City Cruises boats and admire the views from the open-air deck as you sail past iconic London landmarks. Marvel at the sights while listening to the guided commentary on board.

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SEA LIFE London Aquarium

Discover an underwater world in the centre of London at mesmerising SEA LIFE London aquarium. Face the sharks as you walk across a glass floor, learn all about vibrant coral kingdoms and even find Nemo's relatives – the clownfish.

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Shrek's Adventure! London

Board the flying bus and go on a quest to find Shrek and friends at this immersive attraction. Step into the swamp and become the hero of the story, attempt to escape from prison and have a drink with Puss in Boots, surrounded by captivating animations, amusing shows and 4D rides.
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The London Dungeon

Dare to explore the spooky side of London's history in this immersive experience. Get lost on a thrilling tour filled with live acting and adrenaline-filled rides and shows. Meet Jack the Ripper, Sweeney Todd and Mrs Lovett, and uncover the horrific stories of torture and secret plots.

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London Zoo

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Treat the kids to a day out at London Zoo, where they can spot more than 750 species of animals. Watch the fascinating creatures at feeding time or marvel at aquatic penguin shows as they swim under water. You can also enjoy this animal paradise during special seasonal events.

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HMS Belfast

Hop on board Second World War warship, HMS Belfast, and discover the life and stories of the crew at sea. Explore nine decks at this iconic landmark, from the engine to operating rooms, and feel a part of the crew as you "work" the giant ship through interactive games, based on real-life exercises.
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Thames Rockets

Captain Kidd's Canary Wharf Voyage tour. Image courtesy of Thames Rockets.

Take the family for a thrilling Thames Rockets Speedboat ride along the river. Fly past the capital's most impressive landmarks, travelling underneath the iconic Tower Bridge. Hold on tight as the iconic red boat twists and turns on the river at speed.

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London Transport Museum

London Transport Museum. Image courtesy of London Transport Museum.

Turn a day at the London Transport Museum into an adventure hunt, as you follow the Stamper Trail surrounded by iconic red buses, trains and relics of the past. Make sure to also stop by the All Aboard play zone, where kids can drive a bus or even repair a mini Tube train.

Prices from £24.00 Book now
Take a look at more family activities in London, including 101 things to do with teenagers. If your kids are adrenaline-junkies, check out these things to do in London with kids or find more places to visit in London.