Kids and Family in London

With seemingly endless options of places to go and things to see, London is a fantastic city for expat kids and families. Expats moving to London with children in tow can take comfort in the fact that there is plenty to enjoy, regardless of the weather.

Here's a round-up of some of the top family outing options in London.


Child-friendly activities in London

On summer days, take the kids for a ride on the hop-on hop-off sightseeing buses. Other options for fun in the sun include exploring wonderful parks like St James's Park, Regents Park and Hyde Park.

In the event of cold or rainy weather, check out Madame Tussauds, with its wax sculptures of famous people, and Hamleys Toy Shop for the single best collection of wallet-sapping toys in the world.

Other great activities for expat kids in London are the London Eye, especially at night, and, for older kids, the London Dungeon with its gory recreations of London’s medieval past. Museums for kids are fun-filled: the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the charming Victoria and Albert Museum are just some of the museums available to Londoners.

The West End offers a range of theatre experiences aimed at children. Classic shows include The Lion King and Aladdin.

Another good option is the well-managed and fascinating London Zoo, about the closest kids will get to life-threatening animals in Britain.

A little further afield is the Chessington World of Adventures – a theme park complete with zoo, roller coasters and water slides.

A top winter activity is ice skating which can be done at various locations around the city throughout the festive season. London's Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park is also great for children, with lots of rides and activities.

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