V+A Museum of Childhood
Big Ben can wait. Families visiting London should head straight to the renovated (and free) V&A Museum of Childhood, for "Play+Soft," a romp-worthy show of Italian children's furniture, such as a modular maze (above), through October 28. Coming November 24: "Space Age: Exploration, Design, and Popular Culture," with tin robots from the sixties. See, kids?There was something to play with before PSP's.
Cambridge Heath Rd., London; 44-20/8980-2415; www.vam.ac.uk.