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Family & Kids Attractions

Kid’s events on this week include immersing yourself inside a virtual reality arcade game, playing the family-friendly Spy Heroes escape room game, and playing detective in Sherlock Holmes' Official Escape Room Game

ArcelorMittal Orbit

ArcelorMittal Orbit - The ArcelorMittal Orbit is a viewing tower that overlooks the old Olympic Stadium, but it also has a twisting tube slide around the outside3

★★Battersea Park Children’s Zoo

Battersea Park Children’s Zoo - If you can’t face the big crowds at London Zoo then try the monkeys and meerkats at Battersea Park Children’s Zoo instead4

★★BFI IMAX Cinema

BFI IMAX Cinema - The BFI shows all the latest movies on one of the country’s biggest film screens, plus some 3D documentaries about space, nature and dinosaurs4

★★★City Cruises

Boat ride under Tower Bridge - A sightseeing cruise up the river is a great way to show your kids some famous landmarks without having to walk all day4

★★★IFS Cloud cable car

Cable car across the Thames - Did you know London has a cable car? It takes you from the O2 across to the Excel Centre for the cost of a train ticket16

★★★Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace

Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace - This parade is popular with families but the crowds are huge – if you have young kids then try the Dismounting Ceremony10

★★★Chessington World of Adventures

Chessington World of Adventures - A cross between Alton Towers and London Zoo, this place has got rollercoaster rides, lions, tigers and an aquarium5

★★★Christmas lights

Christmas lights - The Christmas lights start going up in early November and the big Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square is lit at the beginning of December8

★★Clink Prison Museum

Clink Prison - If your kids are too young for the London Dungeon then try the Clink Prison Museum instead because it’s a lot less scary – and much cheaper!4

★★★Docklands Light Railway train

Docklands Light Railway - A driverless train with no cabin at the front so you can sit directly behind the windscreen as it hurtles through the underground tunnel3

★★Golden Hinde

Golden Hinde - HMS Belfast and Cutty Sark are good for adults but this pirate ship is better for kids. They can steer the wheel and see the cannons below deck8

★★★HMS Belfast

HMS Belfast - How about visiting a World War II battle cruiser? You can explore the bridge, missile room, and see sailors playing cards in their hammocks6

★★★Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland - Winter Wonderland is a huge Christmas-themed funfair that fills half of Hyde Park with festive rides and rollercoasters10

★★★Leicester Square

Leicester Square cinemas - Take your kids to see a movie in Leicester Square’s big cinemas: the Odeon, Cineworld Empire and Vue West End5

★★★SEA LIFE London Aquarium

London Aquarium - The SeaLife Aquarium has a three-story shark tank with a glass walkway on top, an underwater tunnel, and a North Pole zone full of penguins5

★★London Dungeon

London Dungeon - Take a terrifying guided tour through some of the most gruesome and scariest events in London’s history… and maybe you’ll meet Jack the Ripper!6

★★★London Eye

London Eye - The London Eye is one of the most popular family days out. The queues can be long but it’s worth the wait for the fantastic views at the top11

★★★London Zoo

London Zoo - Enter the Land of the Lions, Gorilla Kingdom, Reptile House and Bugs House, and walk through a huge aviary just inches from the birds4

★★Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds - See waxworks of famous sports stars, film stars, pop stars, politicians, members of the Royal Family, and take a ride through London in a black cab7

★★★Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum - They call it the ‘dead zoo’ because of all the stuffed animals in it. Kids will like the animatronic T Rex and dinosaur skeletons4

★★Royal Observatory

Royal Observatory Planetarium - If your kids are into astronomy then take them to the Planetarium where they can see the stars on a darkened dome6

★★★Science Museum

Science Museum - Skip the industrial machines and take your kids to see the space rockets, flight simulators, airplane hangar, and 3D IMAX cinema6

★★★The Shard

The Shard - If your children are okay with heights then take them to the top of The Shard where they can see the whole of London laid out before them7

★★Sightseeing bus

Sightseeing bus - Riding around on an open-top sightseeing bus for a couple of hours is a great way to show your kids the most popular landmarks7

★★★Sky Garden

Sky Garden - The viewing deck is a lot lower than The Shard’s, but the Sky Garden has a tropical rainforest in theirs – 35 floors above the streets of London9

★★Warner Bros Studios

Warner Br. Studios (Harry Potter Tour) - If your kids love Harry Potter then take them to see all the original props, costumes and movie sets from the films6

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