In need of some inspiration for what to do with the kids during your summer trip to London? Here are our top 5 favourite activities that kids and young at heart will enjoy in London. Our St Giles London Hotel team loves taking their children to these epic attractions, and we're sure you will too!
Break the Barrier
This is the perfect day out if you have thrill seekers aged 10 and older! Take to the water for the fastest tour of some of London's iconic sights on the Break the Barrier Thames cruise. See the O2 arena, the Thames Barrier, Tower Bridge and many more from a different perspective. You'll be joined by a qualified skipper, and the experience will be topped off with a playlist of top hits to sing along to.
Are your kids' nature lovers? Escape the busy urban streets of London and enjoy the luscious greenery of Regent's Park. The summer months are a great time to visit. Take a picnic basket or treat yourself to one of the many restaurants in and around the park. Go for a stroll or even explore the little oasis of the Secret Garden hidden in the heart of the park.
This playground of a market fills the Portobello streets for a mile on Fridays and Saturdays and is perfect for kids and adults alike. With a wide variety of stalls to visit, from fashion to books, to toys and games, as well as the delicious food stalls, there is something for each family member.
Tower of London
Visit London's renowned castle and fortresses, right on the river Thames. This stunning plane is one of London's most famous landmarks. You can even go inside and join in with the various activities or watch the shows and performances they have, but don't be scared of the ravens or the grim history of the palace!
Crystal Palace Park
There are so many things to get stuck into at Crystal Palace Park, such as the dinosaur park, skatepark, maze and more! Once you're done exploring the sculptures and stories of the dinosaurs, you can learn about the park's history in the museum. Put their energy to good use with the three pools and indoor running track, or explore one of the largest mazes in the country!