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13+ of the Best Family Friendly Activities in London

England London Insider Guides Family Travel
by Matador Creators Feb 15, 2017

There are so many experiences in London perfect for families. Here are the best things to do in London with the kids or while you’re still young at heart.

Editor’s note: These spots are all taken directly from travelstoke®, a new app from Matador that connects you with fellow travelers and locals, and helps you build trip itineraries with spots that integrate seamlessly into Google Maps and Uber. Download the app to add any of the spots below directly to your future trips.

Platform 9 3/4

 Platform 9 3/4London, United KingdomOnly worth checking out if you are passing through Kings Cross. There’s always a queue to get a picture.

Greenwich Park

 Greenwich ParkLondon, United KingdomFresh air with amazing views of London – what more do you need? Greenwich park is great with friends or for taking a wander and escaping the hustle and bustle. #viewpoint #london #free #hiking

Street Art Bike Tours

 Alternative London – Street Art Bike ToursLondon, United KingdomThe pay what you want alternative (street art) tour of London is just fucking awesome. You’ll see some amazing street art and get to know East London. This is a walking tour. Great one to do with friends/or on a date. #tour #walkingtour #cheap

London Film Museum

 London Film Museum Bond In MotionLondon, United KingdomSuper cool James Bond museum featuring vehicles from many of the 007 movies, including old school cars, jet skis, hovercrafts, etc. Loads of movie memorabilia from the Skyfall and Spectre movies as well. #museums #london #jamesbond #007 #gallery

Royal Observatory Greenwich

 Royal Observatory GreenwichLondon, United KingdomWonderful place to walk around, explore, and get picturesque views. You can see the skyline of London from up on the top of the observatory.
#greenwich #greatviews #park #walking

Chin Chin Labs

 Chin Chin LabsLondon, United KingdomCrazy ice cream store #funforteens #coffee #icecream

Natural History Museum

 Natural History MuseumLondon, United KingdomKind of a “have-to-see” in London if you have kids. The dinosaurs are pretty awesome!
#kidslearning #free #history #dinosaurs #science

Science Museum

 Science MuseumLondon, United KingdomCool museum: vast/covers A LOT! There are some fun areas for kids. #kidslearning

Kings Cross Pond Club

 Kings Cross Pond ClubLondon, United KingdomLondon’s coolest urban swim spot #swim #swimming #outdoor #exercise

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

 Royal Botanic Gardens, KewRichmond, United KingdomHefty entrance fee but once you are in it’s gorgeous (try and find a friend who’s a member) and vast. It’s a great place to go with kids. No dogs allowed.

Tate Modern Switch House Viewing Level

 Tate Modern Switch House Viewing LevelLondon, United KingdomGreat view of the city and it’s free. 10 floors up though and elevators are always packed. Worth it!

Camden town

 Camden townLondon, United KingdomGreat market and even greater street art. Take the alternative tour, it’s worth it!

Battersea Park

 Battersea ParkLondon, United KingdomAnother cold morning in London. #cold #london #pagoda #park

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