Best Things To Do & Days Out In London

Here at Where To Go With Kids we've found 42 fun things to do in London for you and the family to discover. Finding the right London day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in London with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

Things to do in London

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All Ages Indoor & Outdoor Sightseeing

The Original Tour London Sightseeing Bus Tours

The Original Tour London, Trafalgar House, 17-19 Cockspur St, St James's, London, London, SW1Y 5BL

The Original Tour London Sightseeing Bus Tours review A Hop on Hop off bus tour is a great way of seeing London and learning more about England's capital city. Tickets are available for 24 hours, 48 hours of 72 hours, your ticket also includes a river tour boat, within the...
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Peppa Pig Afternoon Tea Bus Tour London

Peppa Pig Afternoon Tea Bus Tour London, Strand, London, London, WC2R 1LA

Things to do at Peppa Pig Afternoon Tea Bus Tour London review Brigit's Bakery now hosts Peppa Pig Afternoon tea bus tours of London. The tours depart from Somerset House are also brought to you by Entertainment One. The tours are Official Peppa Pig tours. The tour bus runs weekly...
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The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience London

The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience London, 22-32 Shaftesbury Ave, West End, London, London, W1D 7EU

The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience review 1990 to 1995 was the heyday of The Crystal Maze, Channel 4’s quirky game show on at tea time. If you don’t remember the Crystal Maze it’s a game show which takes place across four zones: Medieval, Aztec, Futuristic and Industrial.  Contestants in a team...
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The London Eye

The London Eye, Riverside Building, County Hall, South Bank, London, London, SE1 7PB

Things to do at The London Eye review Originally installed on the River Thames in London to celebrate the new Millenium The London Eye stands tall and is hard to miss. Located just a short walk from the Houses of Parliament and accessible on foot from a few of...
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Shrek’s Adventure London

Shrek's Adventure, Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd, London, London, SE1 7PB

Things to do at Shrek's Adventure London review Shrek's Adventure is located next to the Sea Life aquarium London and just a short walk from the London Eye. It is a great family-friendly attraction based on the Shrek films. It's a great immersive experience. You are part of the story! The first...
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SEA LIFE London Aquarium

Sea Life London, Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London, London, SE1 7PB

Things to do at SEA LIFE London Aquarium review The SEA LIFE aquarium in London is a great family-friendly attraction and it is much bigger than it looks from the outside. They have some really lovely unique experiences and you can spend at least two hours there,...
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All Star Lanes Holborn

All Star Lanes Holborn, Victoria House, Bloomsbury Place, London, London, WC1B 4DA

Things to do at All Star Lanes Holborn review All Star Lanes is located in Bloomsbury Place, London, It is a retro-American boutique bowling centre with a restaurant. They have 4 bowling lanes in the main hall and you can hire The Lodge room for private parties. One lane can...
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Monopoly Lifesized

Monopoly Lifesized, The Courtyard, 213-215 Tottenham Court Road, London, London, W1T 7PS

Things to do at Monopoly Lifesized review Opening August 14th on Tottenham Court Road in the heart of London. Monopoly Lifesized is an immersive, on-your-feet edition of the world's favourite game. The game will last for 75 minutes and it will be played on a 15-metre x 15-metre board....
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Electric Gamebox London Southbank

Electric Gamebox London Southbank, Arch 3, 83 Scoresby Street, Southwark, London, SE1 0XN

Things to do at Electric Gamebox London Southbank review In London's Southbank you will find Electric Gamebox an immersive group gaming experience. Families can take park with children from the age of 8 in the world's smartest room. You could try mining for Martian materials, be graded by aliens,...
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Imperial War Museum, IWM London

Imperial War Museum London, Lambeth Road, London, London, SE1 6HZ

Things to do at Imperial War Museum London review The Imperial War Museum is a day out for those who want to learn more about history. It’s a pretty split museum, as many of the areas are perfect for children, though they do dive into more historically accurate...
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The Postal Museum

The Postal Museum, 15-20 Phoenix Pl, London, London, WC1x 0DA

Things to do The Postal Museum review At the Postal Museum in London, you can ride through hidden tunnels and discover unique pieces of British history. There are exhibitions packed full of incredible objects, exciting stories and lots of fun-filled interactive displays. In the Postal Museum exhibitions, you can explore...
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Tour For Muggles Harry Potter Walking Tour London

London Bridge Tube Station, London, London, SE1 2SW

Tour For Muggles Harry Potter Walking Tour London review Muggle Tours is a Harry Potter walking tour that takes you around central London showing you all the various locations that have a link to Harry Potter. Whether it's a film location, an area that inspires the book or one...
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Natural History Museum London

Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 5BD

Things to do at Natural History Museum London review The fact this vast museum is FREE is pretty amazing. Even walking up to the building itself is an experience as it's so iconic. We arrived 10 minutes before the building opened and there was already a queue of...
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Tower of London

Tower of London, St Katharine's & Wapping, London, London, EC3N 4AB

Things to do at Tower of London review The Tower of London is one of the most iconic sites in London. It is full of history connected with Monarchs such as Henry VIII and prisoners such as Sir Walter Raleigh. William the Conqueror built the centre tower on...
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London Zoo

London Zoo, Regent's Park, Outer Cir, London, London, NW1 4RY

Things to do at London Zoo review London Zoo is a wonderful place to visit with children. There are numerous animals to see from lions, monkeys, penguins and more. Visit the walkthrough spider exhibit and see some of these amazing creatures face to face. Are you brave enough? Mine were...
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