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8 London Attractions for Kids

The possibilities for kids in London are endless, from sleepovers at The Natural History Museum to stargazing at the Planetarium. Be a part of interactive exhibitions, set out on movie-inspired tours and experience immersive sites across the capital city.

For experiences that will remain in the memory for many years to come, these are the top London attractions for kids.

The London Dungeon

London Attractions for Kids
Find out about London’s intriguing past at The London Dungeon © The London Dungeon

Embark on a thrilling journey through London’s darkest history as you learn about Jack the Ripper and other infamous villains. At this immersive experience in the heart of Westminster, expect to see live performances from costumed actors, special effects, and thrilling-themed rides, including a free-fall drop and labyrinth recreating Whitechapel in the 1800s.

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Science Museum

With so many games, simulators and hands-on activities to take part in, kids will want to spend the whole day exploring the Science Museum, which is located in South Kensington. Head over to the ‘Who Am I?’ gallery to try out its face-morphing machine that reveals what you’ll look like in the future. Or take the family on the Typhoon Force Simulator to experience how it feels to be in RAF’s newest frontline jet.

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Embark on a mesmerising journey through the galaxy by being a part of a family show at the Peter Harrison Planetarium in Greenwich. Vote on which planets to explore at the interactive ‘Meet the Neighbours’ voyage, or go off searching for the Great Big Bear at a show created especially for preschool children.

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Shrek’s Adventure!

London Attractions for Kids
Meet Shrek at Shrek’s Adventure! during your time in London © Shrek’s Adventure!

Delve into the world of the big friendly ogre at the 75-minute experience, Shrek’s Adventure! In its Westminster setting, take a 4D tour to revel in its impressive animation and immersive live shows, where you’ll encounter the iconic characters, visit Shrek’s swamp and find your way around a mirror maze.

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London Zoo

London Attractions for Kids
See the penguins at London Zoo © London Zoo

A trip to London wouldn’t be complete without experiencing the city’s famous zoo. But for true animal devotees, consider the Zoo Academy. The two-day course offers children a chance to participate in themed games, challenges and trails as they develop useful team-building skills and experience life as a zookeeper.

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Madame Tussauds

Meet the likes of George Clooney, James Bond and Barack Obama as you discover London’s famous house of waxworks. Snap pictures of the kids with their favourite superheroes, jump on board a ride that takes you on a voyage through time, and find out how each of the waxworks is made.

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Natural History Museum

Providing fascinating insight into the history of our ancestors, the Natural History Museum in South Kensington is worth a visit at any time of day. But for a more unique experience, take the children on a Dino Snores sleepover. They’ll explore the museum by twilight and enjoy a range of behind-the-scenes activities, before bedding down in one of the ornate halls for the night.

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Warner Bros Studios

London Attractions for Kids
Take a walk down Diagon Alley at Warner Bros Studios © Warner Bros Studios

Make your children’s dreams of visiting Hogwarts come true at the Harry Potter studio tour, located just north of London in Hertfordshire. Explore the sets, see the props and costumes that were used in the films, stroll down Diagon Alley and relive your favourite moments while discovering the world of wizardry. The studios are a 20-minute journey from London, but they are definitely worth the diversion.

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