A London family city break bucket list

Family Life in general

Heading to London on a city break with the family? The capital has an incredible amount to see and do during a stay here, which can mean that it is difficult to know what to do. With this in mind, here are a few essentials that will show you the heart and soul of this great city along with many of the major highlights.

Bus tour

There is no greater way to get an overview and get your bearings than a bus tour of the city. These are highly touristy, but also great fun and incredibly educational. Most will take you to all of the major attractions so that you can tick them off your list (you can always go back to them later if you wish).


London boasts many excellent museums with incredible exhibits, so think about ones that the kids might enjoy and look out for special exhibitions. In particular, the Science Museum and National History Museum are standouts and important places in the city.

London Eye - things to do in London with kids

London Eye

The London Eye provides astonishing views of London and far beyond, plus it can be a fun family experience which provides unique viewpoints of many of London’s iconic landmarks. It is also well positioned so that you can take a stroll along South Bank, cross Westminster Bridge and walk past the Houses of Parliament.


London is world-famous for its theatre and this plays a key role in the city’s cultural identity. In particular, West End is an important area so consider booking tickets to show for an authentic London experience. There are many that the kids would love and you should be able to find tickets for affordable prices from places like Discount London.


Wandering the hectic streets of London can be tiring, so be sure to schedule some downtime at one of the many great parks found here (provided the weather is good!). Hyde Park, Regent’s Park, Hampstead Heath and St. James’ Park are a few of the best and great spots for chilling out, playing games and having a picnic.

London is a wonderful place for a city break with the family with endless attractions and things to see and do. The above are a few good options that will show you the great beauty, culture and history of the capital, but this will only scratch the surface and there are many hidden gems just waiting to be discovered here.

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