Permeated with sights, attractions activities and events, London is not only one of the world’s most exciting cities, but also an expensive one. Travel, food and admissions all dissolve the contents of your wallet within minutes of arriving, but if you plan to visit the Capital with children this year, there are a few things to do that will keep your children entertained in for free! The following five activities are free AND fun for the kids - a winning combination for your stay in London;
Located in the fashionable area of South Kensington, the National History Museum boasts a selection of free admission exhibitions! Find yourself lost in a world of prehistoric dinosaurs, fossils and mind-boggling facts to wow your kids! There are children’s programs available both at the weekends and on the weekdays.
Eat Al Fresco
For a much-needed retreat from the hustle and bustle of London densely populated streets head over to a park for a family picnic! Granted, London’s weather is notorious for it’s showers but if you’re one of the lucky ones treated to a spec of sunshine in the capital, then make the most of it and set up camp in St James Park! Avoid the extortionate prices that hold you captive in most London café’s and restaurants, and grab a couple of cheap sandwiches from a nearby Sainsbury’s and sit back, relax and let the children play around to their hearts content.
Stretch those legs of yours and go on a walk around some of London famous areas! Beat the cost and claustrophobia of the tube, and go explore all the hidden treasures London has in store for you! Take a stroll around Buckingham Palace and launch into your best attempt to make the Queens guard’s laugh, or set the kids free on the vibrant streets of Camden with the Camden Loch market where they can feast on they many delicious food stores, ranging from tapas to Caribbean!
Art and Culture
Somerset House welcomes under 18’s and hosts a wide range of multi-topic exhibitions. So whether you’re into art, science or fashion, Somerset is a safe bet for any family. Boasting beautiful Victorian design, the arts and culture centre is located on the south side of the strand and overlooks the River Thames- perfect for those Kodak moments!
Festivals are a perfect day out and plenty of them are free in the capital too! The More London Free Festival is located between London Bridge and Tower Bridge and makes for a perfect day out! Now in it’s 10th year, the festival starts of with the “Trojan of war and peace”, and showcasing a range of musical talent without the need for it’s guests to pay OR book. Brilliant for a last minute plan!
Elle works for No.1 Traveller as a traveller writer. No.1 Traveller provide family-friendly airport lounges in London Heathrow.