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Family-friendly days out in London

From royal palaces and castles to a cable-car and other awesome viewing spots galore, and from museums and musicals to markets where you can munch on local produce as you browse, London is jam-packed with things to do with kids of all ages. And given that this is a city with such a high cost of living, it's fantastic that there are so many free things to do with kids in London, including several world-class art galleries and museums.

Yet this is no concrete jungle: a multitude of parks and green spaces provide perfect oases for picnics, enjoying fantastic playgrounds, catching some open-air theatre, and hiring bikes or boats.

These are a few of our handpicked London family attractions, some of them free to visit and some available with special offers.

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  • London Bus Tours for Kids

    A 45-minute romp around the capital onboard an open-top bus taking in some of the most iconic sights of London, with full commentary designed for kids.

  • The BIG London Cluster Ticket

    Visit London's top family attractions with one ticket that you can use over 90 days; a great way to save money.

  • Family Theatre - Wicked

    A family-friendly musical production about the early friendship between the young Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West. Suitable for 7 years+

  • The London Dungeon

    Sitting beneath the streets of London, the London Dungeon offers a deliciously scary experience for older members of the family.

  • Family Theatre - Mamma Mia

    The ultimate feel-good show, especially popular with mums and daughters. Suitable for children aged 6 years+

  • Tate Modern

    Modern and contemporary art from around the globe, presented with an eye for families and free to boot.

  • London Eye

    The best views over the British capital are offered during a 30-minute ‘flight’ on the iconic London Eye.

  • Family Theatre - The Lion King

    Disney's famous tale comes to vivid life on the London stage; with amazing visuals and music to boot. Suitable for 6 years+

  • Museum of London & Museum of London Docklands

    Two free museums charting the fascinating history of London in general and as a port.

  • Science Museum

    An enormous free venue in London's 'Museumland', where fun and learning are inextricably linked.

  • Tower of London

    Bloodcurdling history comes to the fore at this atmospheric one-time royal dwelling.

  • ZSL London Zoo

    A long-established and respected if smallish zoo in the plum surrounds of London's Regents Park.

  • Kew Gardens

    A London institution, brilliant for introducing kids of all ages to the wonders of the natural world.

  • British Museum

    A vast repository of artefacts from cultures around the world, free to visit.

  • London Transport Museum

    Plenty of interactives to get kids engaged by London's transport systems past, present and future.

  • Natural History Museum

    London's vast Natural History Museum is an astonishing free resource for anyone interested in our planet.

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