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Local Experts: London, Beatrice Aidin

By Local Expert Beatrice Aidin

Best Activities in London for Kids

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London Transport Museum

London Transport Museum

This overview of London’s transportation history includes more than 450,000 artifacts and spans 200 years. Here, kids can take to the wheel of an old-fashioned London double-decker or an underground train: both stationary. The year 2014 marks the centenary of World War I, when buses carried soldiers to the Western Front.  In honor of the anniversary, the museum is celebrating the Year of the Bus with heritage bus runs, and special events.  

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The London Zoo

The London Zoo

Visit the zoo’s exclusive Tiger Territory, where these fierce felines scale high feeding poles and patrol their Indonesia-inspired terrain. You and your kids will come face to face with these majestic creatures: through floor-to-ceiling, thick glass panels, of course. Earlier this year, Sumatran tiger Melati gave birth to triplets – another compelling reason to visit.

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Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain and Playground

Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain and Playground

The Memorial Fountain is a wonderful place for kids to run through the water and let off steam. Located beside the Memorial Playground is an enormous pirate ship. Look out for teepees, a beach,  and other outdoor hideaways. Nearly a million people visit every, so pack a picnic and claim a shady patch by the exquisite gardens. 

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V&A Museum of Childhood

V&A Museum of Childhood

This museum is a must for children not only from abroad, but also for British tykes, too. At this East End center, visitors will learn how childhood has changed since the 1600’s. Kids will be kept entertained by the world’s oldest rocking horse, will admire exquisite dolls and their houses, and covet the 1,000 action man figurines.

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The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection

Housed in a former estate home, the collection of Titian, Rembrandt, and Velázquez also features a vast amount of shiny knights’ armour.  Children can get dressed-up in samples, too, which is a guaranteed hit.  Visiting trails include Warrior Kings and Looking for the Owners, and are best paired with the recommended children’s audio guide.


Visit the Best Activities in for Kids London

The Wallace Collection
Hertford House (Manchester Sq), London, Greater London, W1U 3BN, United Kingdom
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Art Gallery
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V&A Museum of Childhood
Cambridge Heath Rd., Bethnal Green, Greater London, E2 9PA, United Kingdom
8.5/10

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History Museum
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Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain and Playground
Hyde Park, London, Greater London, W2 2UH, United Kingdom
8.7/10

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Memorial Site
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The London Zoo
Regent's Park Outer Circle, London, Greater London, NW1 4RY, United Kingdom
8.8/10

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Zoo
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London Transport Museum
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, Greater London, WC2E 7BB, United Kingdom
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History Museum
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