Britain's captivating capital is an incredible destination for families. Its mix of art, history and adventure ensures there's something for everyone to love. We've rounded up the best London attractions for every personality in your bunch.
Fascinating hands-on exhibits centered around art, design and performance will enthrall parents and kids alike at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Expect pop-up performances, workshops and free themed backpacks for kids to borrow. The world-renowned museum is located in South Kensington and admission is free.
The Churchill War Rooms offer a fascinating insight into the life of former British prime minister Winston Churchill during WWII. Discover the secrets hidden beneath the streets of Westminster in the underground war rooms where Winston Churchill and his inner circle directed the Second World War. You can even see the transatlantic phone room where he talked with President Roosevelt. This is one for teens.
The Science Museum is a super-cool space filled with an array of hands-on exhibits and experiments to appeal to kids of all ages (and mom and dad). It's located in South Kensington near the Victoria & Albert Museum — and admission is free.
Thirty minutes from central London is Kew Gardens, a 300-acre park. Highlights include the treetop walkway and the Hive, a multisensory experience about bees. Launching in 2019, Kew’s Children’s Garden will offer children the chance to learn about the importance of plants and the value of nature and the environment.
At the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, just 40 minutes from central London, you can stand in both the eastern and western hemispheres at the Prime Meridian line — which marks zero longitude. Take an awe-inspiring journey through space and discover the home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
By Janine Clements