London, with its sheer enormity, effervescence and perpetual verve, can be an awe-inspiring place for children to visit, although it is advisable to do your homework before you make your trip to the capital.
If you are visiting London with children in tow, check out our five top things to do with children in London.
Peter Pan Statue in Kensington Gardens
Children seem to have a timeless fascination with Peter Pan, which has spanned for more than a century. A trip to Kensington Gardens to see the bronze statue of Peter Pan, the location chosen by the author of the magical tale, J.M. Barrie himself, always proves to be a big hit with pirate-loving children.
Hamleys Toy Shop
Established in 1760, Hamleys Toy Shop on Regent Street pans over seven floors of pure toy heaven. The atmosphere in the “most famous toy shop in the world” is magical, with live toy displays and the staff dressed up in costumes entertaining their young visitors, Hamleys Toy Shop remains a firm favourite London attraction for kids.
Foundling Museum and Coram’s Fields Playground
The Foundling Museum is dedicated to the story behind London’s first home for orphaned children, the Foundling Hospital, and keeps children quite entranced. Situated next to this absorbing museum is the Coram’s Fields Playground, a comprehensive and safe playground which caters for children of all ages and includes a pet’s corner.
Rumour has it that London Zoo was the actual founder of the word ‘zoo’. Since it was opened in 1827, London Zoo has been a great family day out, and with its focus on conservation, is a highly educational and enjoyable treat for all the family.
The London Dungeon covers more than 2,000 year’s of the city’s grisly and tempestuous past, and it is no wonder kids love to visit the “world’s most chillingly famous horror attraction.”