Oh, London. One of my favorite cities in the world and truly one of the most kid-friendly places we’ve ever been – there are just so many things to do in London with children! Brits have a reputation for their “stiff upper lip” but we honestly found them so warm, helpful, and accommodating to children.
If you’re looking for an easy, comfortable first international trip with kids, I think London would make a fantastic choice! Stay tuned later this week for some tips on fun things to do in London with kids, but for now, here are 7 reasons why it’s a great place to travel with kids.
2. GREAT FOR IMAGINATION. London is so great for exploring with all age groups – there are even tons of things to do in London with toddlers! What kid doesn’t like dreaming of princesses and princes? With multiple very accessible castles right in the city, it’s pretty dreamy if you have children who love to dream. Kensington Palace has lots of little activities throughout the tour for little ones, and our kids were delighted by the beautiful dresses in the Princess Diana exhibit. Plus, the gardens are beautiful and perfect for kiddos who like to run!There’s also a wide array of London museums for kids who love to imagine. Exhibits include everything from the Rosetta Stone to royal gowns – perfect for sparking some imaginative play. I’ll have to do a whole separate post on the best museums for kids in London, but for now, know that pretty much any of them will have something for kiddos to enjoy.
7. OUTDOOR SPACE. Especially for a large city, London has really curated its outdoor space SO well. There are gardens and parks galore – Kensington Gardens has lots of open space, ponds, the parakeets that will come right up to you, and the amazing and huge Princess Diana Playground built just for little ones.
The Millennium Bridge is interesting and fun to cross, Hyde Park has acres of space, the Kew Gardens are beautiful and peaceful…the list is never-ending. Suffice it to say, there’s plenty of opportunity to burn off energy in gorgeous spaces for adults AND kids.