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London for Kids

By Viator, August 2010

4.5 62 Reviews | Add your review

Every parent knows that it can be tough trying to travel and keep your little ones entertained while you wander about a new city. Where to take them? What to see? Constant wonder and, please, a little entertainment for the parents if possible. Luckily, London is a city bustling enough to entertain any visitor – especially the kiddies.

If you’re just touching down in London, a tour is highly recommended as it gives some structure to your day and it helps orient you. This doesn’t mean that it has to be your standard dry walk-through-be-talked-at schlep; London is exotic! Take advantage. From amphibious Duck tours to rubbing elbows with the famous at Madam Tussaud’s, to racing through London in the famous black taxis and exploring the various sites from the Harry Potter adventures, London’s tours have enough mystery and mystique to satisfy even the toughest little critics.

If you’re bound to set off on your own, however, then the South Bank is a sure-fire success. It’s home to two of the world’s most child-friendly museums and one of the world’s biggest carousels, the London Eye. The Science Museum has lots of interactive exhibits about how our world works, and many displays with a wow factor. Even better is the Natural History Museum; it is like the zoo but with stuffed animals. The massive whale and dinosaur skeletons are always popular, while the hands-on creepy crawly exhibits should delight the sort of young boy that revels in pulling the legs off spiders. These kids will also enjoy the nearby and truly gruesome tales on offer at the Tower of London and London Dungeon – but be warned, this tour is not for the nightmare-prone or faint of heart.

Another option is, weather permitting, to spend a little quality time outdoors and enjoy some fine (and rare) English weather. Perhaps a day at the London Zoo or riding horses through the famous Hyde Park would be more to your liking. With so much on offer, your trip to London is sure to prove a trip well spent, for both parents and kids alike.

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 486 Reviews

Fans of Harry Potter will get a behind-the-scenes look at the magical world of Harry and his friends. Forget public transport and parking fees, this trip to ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $94.20

London Harry Potter Walking Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 239 Reviews

Immerse yourself in the magical world of Harry Potter on this 2.5-hour walking tour around the muggle capital of London. Follow in the footsteps of one of the ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $31.93

Private Tour: Harry Potter Black Taxi Tour of London

4.5 star rating: Recommended 136 Reviews

From Diagon Alley to the Leaky Cauldron take a private black taxi tour of Harry Potter sites by black taxi. Nobody knows the streets of London like a cab ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $86.39

Skip the Line: London Zoo Tickets

4.5 star rating: Recommended 16 Reviews

Charles Darwin was a fellow of ZSL London Zoo and visited regularly. Now you can follow in his footsteps with skip-the-line entry to ZSL London Zoo. Even ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: Flexible

From USD $33.53

London Film Location Walking Tour: Bridget Jones' Diary, Sherlock Holmes and Harry Potter

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Discover London’s film hotspots on a 2-hour walking tour, and hear the insider gossip, scandals and trivia about favorite films that were shot in the capital. ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $28.74

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