5 Under-The-Radar Things to Do in London
Visiting London with your children allows you to see the city through a new eye — a kid prospective. Of course, it's a given you must do all the regular tourist stuff: The Tower of London, The Crown Jewels, Buckingham Palace, Double Decker Bus Tour, and The London Eye. But when all is said and done, there are so many more memorable moments to be had in London! Read on for our more under-the-radar, must-list and our tried-and-true top tips the best activities in London with your #itkbébés.
Book ahead of time a family tour at Parliament. There family tours are geared for children and are fascinating. Only bummer is no photography allowed!
Harrod's Toy Kingdom
Harrod's Toy Kingdom brings us back to the days of FAO; a magician on the floor doing tricks, artists demonstrating different art supplies, unique toys on the ground to play with, life size lego models — including a lego sculpture of Harrods. This toy floor is not just a toy store it's an experience of fun for kids! While you're at Harrod's don't forget to show your kids the Food Hall and make sure to try a "dough-sant" (English version of a cronut.)
Diana Memorial Playground
The Diana Memorial Playground is a perfect stop to play, but plan to hang out because your kids won't want to leave. Centered by a huge wooden boat that children can play and climb on there are several areas surrounding it designated for every age child. There is also a great snack and ice cream bar at the Playground.
A stop for afternoon tea, inspired by Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, is a must but you also need to plan for it in advance as it is a hot ticket item. There are two places that coin themselves the Chocolate Factory tea party gurus. If your kids are looking to enjoy golden chocolate eggs, blueberry brioche, Gobstoppers, or Fizzy Lifting Juice call One Aldwych or the Chesterfield Mayfair stat.
London Transport Museum
The London Transport Museum explores the history of London and its transportation systems. Through various exhibits this museum tells the stories of the people who helped develop these amazing transport systems and the people who traveled them. With endless buses, trains, and various play zones and hands-on activities, your children will not want to leave!
Lastly, if you're feeling really ambitious, venture out of the city to Paultons Park, home of Peppa Pig World — you could do it in a day but if you have time make a country trip out of it. Stay at the Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire, take the kids horse back riding, go to Peppa Pig World, stop in the town of Winchester, grab dinner at The Exchequer and on the way back to London stop at Windsor Castle. If you have an extra day, make sure to check out Stonehenge!