Kids Guide to London - Attractions
Madame Tussauds is a world-renowned institution that cannot be missed on a visit to London. Adults and Kids alike will be enthralled by the larger than life waxworks of all kinds of famous people. Exhibitions include The Garden Party, 200 Years, Hollywood Legends and Superstars, The Grand Hall, The Chamber of Horrors, Sporting Heroes and The Spirit of London. Over 400 top celebrities are included in the exhibition.
Nearest Tube: Baker Street
Admission: Depends on arrival time Adults £13 - £21.99 Children: £8 – 17.99
Not for the faint-hearted... if you like to be scared, then this is the place to go! Probably more suitable for older kids, a trip through the London dungeon will give you a scare to be remembered. Various gory historical figures and events are featured, from Jack the Ripper, to the London Fire. A very different variety of waxworks to be found here than in Madame Tussauds!
Nearest Tube: London Bridge
Admission: Adults £24 Children £22
Guaranteed to bring out the big kid in all of us, Legoland is a theme park with plenty to do for all the family. Located in Windsor, just 30 minutes from London by train Legoland consists of over 50 interactive exhibits, rides and shows.
Nearest Tube: 30 minutes by train from Paddington station
Admission: Adults £8.95Children £6.50
Take a break from the bustle of London and enjoy the experience of the underwater. The London Aquarium combines education, relaxation and entertainment through a multi-sensory voyage of discovery through the rivers, lakes and oceans of the world.
Nearest Tube: Waterloo
Admission: Adult £8.75 - £9.75 Children: £5.25 - £6.25
Sega World, in London’s Trocadero shopping centre, is one of the biggest amusement arcades in the United Kingdom. It is 6 floors of sega games, all of the latest in technology, and is geared toward a teen or any video gamer. 2 restaursants are also feateured in the centre.
Nearest Tube: Picadilly Circus
A day out at London Zoo cannot be missed. One of the oldest Zoos in the world, at London Zoo all the usual animals can be found as well as a host of the more unusual ones. You will need a whole day to visit everything – it closes at 5.30 so get there early to make the most of it!
Nearest Tube: 15mins walk from Camden Town
Admission: Adults: £14 Children £10.75
Kids Guide to London - Museums
Free Museums (for kids)
Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood
The Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood is a haven for kids, with a range of activities, exhibitions, interactive and educational features. Admission is free and there is a range of fantastic activities available for kids throughout the day.
Nearest Tube: Bethnal Green Station
Natural History Museum
Educational and fun, the natural history museum has exhibitions covering all aspects of the natural world from dinosaurs, to fossils to animal mummies of ancient Egypt! The Darwin centre and Wildlife Garden are fascinating to adults and children alike.
Nearest Tube: South Kensington
There is a wide range of exciting events and activities at the Science Museum London. Kids can learn about Maths, Technology, Physics, and Medicine to mention a few in a fun and interactive environment. There is also an IMAX and a number of special exhibitions available at any time. See http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/ for what’s on now.
Nearest Tube: South Kensington
Other Museums worth a visit are:
Imperial War Museum
National Maritime Museum
Theatre Museum, Museum of London and Wellington Museum