Even though London is a city full of glitz, glamour, clubs and chic areas, the capital is also the perfect place to have an awesome family day out.
Whatever you want to do – or, perhaps, whatever your kids want to do – there is a range of activities, tours and activities on offer to keep everyone happy. So, if you’re struggling for ideas for your family adventure, read on.
Muggle’s Guide to London
Offered by the Harry Potter Warner Brothers Studio, the Muggle’s Guide to London shows you all the famous London landmarks graced by Harry and Co.
Taking place in central London, you’re perfectly placed to see the magical underbelly of London from your room at the Park Grand London Paddington. Taking two and a half hours, the tour is a comprehensive look at places like Platform 9 ¾, the inspiration for Diagon Alley and more locales than you can shake a wand at.
The Original London Sightseeing Bus Tour
Covering three different routes across the capital – so you’re never far from a pick-up point with your London Paddington hotel deals – the Original London Sightseeing Bus Tour covers all the main sights.
Moreover, the ticket also includes a river tour from Westminster across the Thames to the Tower London. It’s a classic London experience and something everyone will enjoy.
If your little ones – or, indeed, you – have a taste for all things old and ancient, then the British Museum is a must.
Be warned, though, the museum is vast, and you can easily spend an entire day moving through its exhibits and hands-on experiences. Kids tend to love the massive collection of Egyptian artefacts and mummies, but every corner of the British Museum has some treasure waiting for you to find it.
It is, simply put, one of the best and biggest museums anywhere in the world and somewhere you have to see. Make the short trip from your Park Grand London Paddington hotel, and you won’t be disappointed.
Covering most sights and putting you on one of the most famous rivers in the world, a Thames Clipper tour is the ideal way to spend a morning or afternoon.
If you want to see a healthy clutch of London’s heralded sights such as Tower Bridge, Westminster Palace, Big Ben and much more besides, the Thames Clipper is the tour for you. Kids will love the experience, and you get to take a nice, leisurely cruise along the Thames.
Great for any children up to primary school age, Legoland Windsor is an excellent family day out and great for anyone who has a love of those small, plastic bricks.
Divided into several areas, the park covers different themes and periods. Miniland offers up tiny Lego versions of London landmarks, and there are live shows, adventure playgrounds and ‘4D’ movies as well. Taking the Tube, it’s only a short journey from Hyde Park Paddington hotels.
It’s lots of fun and the type of place that makes for an unforgettable family day out.