Bustling, exciting and packed with attractions, London is the perfect place for a fun-filled family adventure this summer. There’s plenty to see and do, whether you enjoy being in the heart of the action or relaxing away from the crowds. So here are 5 things to pop on your to-do list.
Glitzy, glamorous and home to some of the most beautiful theatres in the world, it’s easy to see why the West End attracts people from across the globe. As theatres reopen across the capital, enjoy a wonderful 2021 summer season which includes the Olivier Award nominated production of The Tiger Who Came to Tea. Based on the popular picture book by Judith Kerr and suitable for children over three, this is one of the best London attractions for kids.
If you’re heading to London on a sunny day, don’t miss the fountains at Granary Square. This is the most popular attraction at King’s Cross featuring 1,080 jets that are individually controlled and lit. When the sun has got its hat on, these fountains provide hours of entertainment and are the perfect way to cool off in the city. Don’t forget to pack a towel and a change of clothes if this is on your itinerary.
Harry Potter fans will love a trip to Platform 9 ¾. Join the queue outside the Harry Potter shop in King’s Cross and have your picture taken with your chosen Hogwarts house scarf pushing a trolley through the wall. This is a free experience, but you’ll need to splash out if you wish to purchase the picture. Did you know you can also head to the House of MinaLima for a free showcase of amazing graphic art from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films?
Looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life? Perhaps you need somewhere for the kids to let off steam? If so, don’t miss a trip to one of London’s famous Royal Parks. Dip your toes in the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain in Hyde Park, see Buckingham Palace from St James’ or head up Primrose Hill in Regent’s Park for exquisite city views. Many of the parks also have wonderful play parks for little ones as well as quaint little cafes. It’s also wonderful to bring a picnic to the park on a warm summer’s day.
What would a family trip to London be without visiting one of the many food markets across the city? Portobello Road Food Market is a top choice, serving international dishes that are sure to get your mouth watering. Or you could make your way to Borough Market where you can get your hands on a wide range of fresh produce including fruit, vegetables, cheese, meat, fish, olives and more. From Taiwanese street food to Spanish delights, tuck into the food that really takes your fancy.
The Tiger Who Came to Tea will be roaring its way back to London this summer! Playing at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in the West End from 11 July until 4 September 2022, this is one of the best London attractions for kids aged 3+ this summer, so why not book your tickets and enjoy a day out to remember? The show runs for 55-minutes long and is based on the popular children’s picture book by Judith Kerr.