London has been one of the great cities for millennia, from Roman times (when it was called Londinium), down through the ages. As you travel through London with kids, it's like your own time machine

Tower of London
The City
Covent Garden
Trafalgar Square
Westminster Abbey
Hyde Park - Kensington Gardens
South Kensington - Museums
Regent's Park
Greater London

Hampton Court Palace
Windsor - Legoland


"Queen Elizabeth I in London" – Our blog post of favorite places to visit that recall the life and times of this extraordinary queen. Also read "Free Museums in London" blog post.
Ride the London Underground - Get a 1, 3 days Travelcards or 7 day Oyster card, and ride the underground all day if you like. It is clean, well-run, and goes everywhere. As the train pulls into a station, you'll hear that announcement, "mind the gap." Adult and child Travelcards and Oyster cards include buses and trams within the zones of central London.
Ride the double decker buses - What better way to see London than riding up on the upper deck of a double decker bus! Be sure to get a Travelcard or Oyster card so you don't have to calculate the bus fare and purchase tickets for each ride you take.
Boat rides on the Thames - The Thames has always been a great way to travel. A boat ride on the Thames isn't just for sightseeing, it's a speedy way to go between the London Eye and Tower of London. Or, with a day pass, you can hop-on and hop-off at sightseeing spots, as much as you like. Click here for more information on the stops and routes on the river.
Fun food
Try classic English afternoon teas or "cream teas" wherever you see them in shops. Scones, cakes and pastries are always a kid favorite. Drop into Fortnum & Mason for tea and to buy unusual candies and chocolates. And for snacks, there are always chips (french fries).
London is heaven for toys, especially smaller shops. Harrod's Toy Kingdom is a whole floor – toys with everything under the sun, children's books, stuffed animals (giant giraffe and polar bear), sweets and ice cream snacks, storytime for little ones in the afternoon.
Family Hotels

Here's our own Travel for Kids hand-picked list of family hotels, all styles and price ranges, convenient to fun things to do with kids in London:

London family hotels

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