Discover the best family friendly activities in London! From the best museums for free, West End theatre shows for families and the world’s biggest toy store in this handy round-up.
At Madame Tussauds in London you can take a selfie with Kim Kardashian and get up close and personal to David Beckham. Through this star-studded tour, you’ll get to meet your idols (and learn a little bit along the way). You can even impress your friends at home with a picture of you and Prince Harry (wax work!)
Natural History Museum
The top free things to do in London include some incredible museums such as Tate Modern, Museum of London and London’s world-famous Natural History Museum. Discover fascinating creatures, intriguing science, and enjoy fun, family-friendly activities. From 29 March 2018, you can get hands-on with hundreds of sensational butterflies in the museum’s tropical butterfly house – ethically sourced from around the world.
The Lion King, West End
The best London theatre show for kids is arguably The Lion King and you can watch this at London’s Lyceum theatre in London’s West End. Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains to the evocative rhythms of Africa, The Lion King uses breathtaking theatrical magic to tell the story of Simba’s epic journey to fulfill his destiny as King of the Pridelands.
The London Dungeon
If you’re feeling brave, journey back in time to London’s most horrible historical moments at The London Dungeon. See, hear, smell and feel London’s darkest stories as they come to life before your eyes. There are even two London Dungeon rides – guaranteed to make you scream. Tickets to the London Dungeon start from £19 per adult.
While in London check out Hamleys the world’s biggest toy store. There are seven floors filled with fun, games and laughter. You’ll literally feel like a kids in a sweetshop, with a mixture of nostalgic traditional toys that are bound to send mum and dad down memory lane, and the latest gadgets and gizmos sure to thrill the kids. Explore the magical world inside the best toy store in London.
Luxury Shopping in Knightsbridge
Renowned as one of the most exclusive areas and best shopping destinations in London, Knightsbridge is famous for its luxury flagship stores, five-star hotels and the best restaurants in London. Here you’ll find London’s best department stores including Harrods Department Store and Harvey Nichols. Knightsbridge is within a 10 minute walk of Jumeirah’s hotels so you can shop ‘til you drop!
This summer why not stay at Jumeirah Carlton Tower in Knightsbridge, Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in Belgravia which are offering a the limited edition Summer Family Fun package, complete with a ‘Toy Butler.’ You can enjoy a full English breakfast, a picnic in the private gardens, a ‘Toy Butler’ on hand, personalised toy box on loan, a selection of sweet surprises, and a complimentary Jumeirah bear which will be waiting for the kids in their room.
Grosvenor House Suites by Jumeirah Living in Mayfair is also conveniently located in the heart of Mayfair.
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