Six Of The Best Unique Places For Kids In London
By: Lenore Pearson, ellaslist explorer
Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, Madame Tussauds, Big Ben! When one thinks of London, these attractions immediately spring to mind. Travelling as an adult, these would be the top London attractions on my to-do list, but travelling with young children (I have an 18-month-old) the list of must-see places suddenly becomes adapted to accommodate a curious and energetic toddler! I must say though, seeing Old London Town from a toddler’s perspective is unique and memorable.
1. Somerset House
A stunning neo-classical house overlooking the Thames, in the heart of London. Enjoy a light meal or leisurely afternoon tea out the back but the front courtyard is bound to invite shrieks of delight as kids of all ages run through the numerous water fountains that shoot up from the ground!
2. Regents Park
A stunning park boasting four playgrounds, endless open space for running and conveniently the home of London Zoo. Pack a picnic place and enjoy a walk.
3. Pollock’s Toy Museum
A treasure trove of toys mainly from the Victorian Era: six rooms of dolls, teddy bears, puppets and doll houses. Enjoy a display of traditional toys at their best.
Take a 20min tube ride and visit the home of the Royal Observatory. Have the kids stand with a foot either side of the Greenwich meridian which separates the east from the west.
5. Covent Garden
Buskers, street performers, opera singers, magicians. A beautiful little market square of activity and discovery. Why not pop into Benjamin Pollock’s Toy Shop for some treasured children’s toys as a treat?
6. Hamleys Toy Shop
One of the most famous toy shops in the world! Seven levels of heaven for kids and, and let’s face it, adults too!
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