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Things to do in London with kids

Updated on July 31, 2012

London Attractions:

Here are some of the things to do in London with kids including London zoo, London eye, science museum, Kew gardens, Princess Diana memorial playground, Kensington palace, namco funscape, gambado, London wetland centre and London underground. Feel free to post your experiences in the comment section below.

List of things to do in London with kids:

London zoo
London zoo

ZSL London zoo: London zoo is one of the things to do in London with kids. It was opened to the public in 1847 and one of the world's oldest scientific zoo. It is located in Regent's park, Uk and has a huge collection of more than 720 species of animals. Some of them include monkeys, penguins, lions, meerkats, camels, tigers and giraffes. The zoo is divided into different areas such as gorilla kingdom, lions and tigers, butterfly paradise, aquarium and penguin beach. Adult admission price is £22.00.

London eye: London eye offers a stunning view of London and one of the world's largest observation wheel with 32 capsules. It is located from the banks of the river Thames, London, Uk.

London underground: London underground is a public transport network. Children under 5 can travel free, kids 5 to 10 year olds are also free on buses, DLR, trams, tube and London overground. Kids 11 to 15 can travel free on trams and buses. Upto 4 kids can travel free with one adult. Kids who travel may need a oyster photo card. Zip is another name for oyster photocards to travel free or at a special dicount.

Kew gardens, London, Uk:

Kew gardens
Kew gardens

Kew gardens is a London underground and national rail station in Kew. Kew gardens is also called as royal botanic gardens and covers almost 300 acres. It has more than 100,000 species and varieties of plants. It is also home to the famous palm house. You can check the Kew gardens website for kids activities and events.

Some of the fun activities in Kew include:

Treehouse towers: It is a outdoor play area for kids and adults.

Climbers and creepers: Interactive play area for kids 3 to 9.

Giant badger sett: Tourists can walk through the underground tunnels.Science museum: Another thing to do in London with kids is science museum. It is located in exhibition road, Uk. They have interactive exhibits and Imax 3D cinema. Admission is free and opens from 10.00 to 18.00.

Science museum: Another thing to do in London with kids is science museum. It is located in exhibition road, Uk. They have interactive exhibits and Imax 3D cinema. Admission is free and opens from 10.00 to 18.00.

Namco funscape: It is one of the London's largest amusement arcades and is next to the London eye and London aquarium. This area is packed with games, bumper cars, karaoke room, bowling, music and pool. It is great for children for all age groups.

Princess Diana memorial playground:

Pirate ship in Princess Diana memorial playground
Pirate ship in Princess Diana memorial playground

This playground is located in Kensington gardens. It is a beautiful children's playground for kids upto 12 years. They have pirate ship for climbing, swings, play sculptures, various toys and slides.

London wetland centre: Wetland centre covers more than 100 acres of land and is perfect for spotting bats, birds, amphibians, butterflies and water voles. Other wild birds include ring necked parakeet, sparrowhawk, sand martin, lapwing, kingfisher and grebe. Free for children under 4. It is located in Queen Elizabeth's walk, Barnes, London.

Kensington palace:

Kensington palace, UK
Kensington palace, UK

Kensington palace was the childhood home of queen Victoria, Mary, Margaret and Diana and today accommodates the offices and private apartments of the Royal family. It features modern art installations and fashion. Adult admission price is £15.95 and opens from 10.00 to 18.00.

Gambado: Gambado is a great place for kids under 10. They have dodgem cars, didi cars, carousel ride and separate area for toddlers. They open from 9.30 am to 6.30 pm every day.

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    • daisydayz profile image

      Chantele Cross-Jones 5 years ago from Cardiff

      Great tips here, useful for adults without kids too!

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      lovedoctor926 5 years ago

      London seems like a nice place to visit. The Kew Gardens are lovely. I am a zoo lover and love going to the science museum so it's a great historical spot for tourists.

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      visiting london is in my itinerary. Dunno when though.

      I am bookmarking this hub for my future visit, travelerhubs.

      This was an interesting hub and I am voting it up and sharing it across.