Everything You Need To Know for A Family Trip to London

Last updated 2nd November 2018

London can also be surprisingly affordable or exceptionally luxurious depending on where you choose to say and how much advantage you take of the many free things to see and do all over the UK capital.

London’s museums and galleries are some of the most popular attractions in Europe and you can go visit dozens without paying anything. From the fantastic Royal Parks to pretty gardens, riverside walks and even legendary cemeteries, there’s acre upon acre of green space to explore.

You can get about the city by train, bus, tube and boat with affordable family travel cards. And there are more safe, easy and fun places to cycle popping up all the time. Or you could just walk about, admire the sights and watch the people because nowhere is more mesmerising to look at than London.

You’re sure to have a jolly good time in Britain’s captivating capital. But if you’re overwhelmed at the thought of planning a trip that is fun for the whole family, be sure to check out these resources:

The Best London Attractions for Every Personality

The city’s 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.

Where to Stay in London With Kids

We rounded up London’s best hotels for kid-friendly stays.

5 Ways to See Amazing Views of the London Skyline

Take a moment out of an action-packed trip to zoom out and see the city from above. Here’s where to catch the best vistas.

London’s Most Quirky (and Seriously Cool!) Museums

These museums take you and your family off the beaten path.

11 of the Best Afternoon Teas in London for Families

Whether you’re celebrating a birthday or just fancy a special treat for tired little feet sightseeing in London, a family friendly afternoon tea in the capital is just the ticket.

5 More Kid-Friendly Afternoon Teas Not To Miss

Try one of these kid-friendly London tea spots for a pick-me-up that caters to the whole family.

A Harry Potter Tour of London

You can visit the original movie sets themselves on the Warner Bros Studio Tour, all housed in a low-key hangar in Hertfordshire, England, just outside of London.

11 Secret Cool Things To Do in London

Avoid the crowds and high ticket prices — discover our handpicked collection of the most unusual, least-known things to do in London.

The Best Family-Friendly Museums in London

A comprehensive guide to seeing some of the world’s most incredible museums.

10 Best Things To Do in London With Kids

London is a vibrant city and a great one to introduce the kids to international travel. Here are the best kid-friendly London activities.