Whether you are a London resident or you are just visiting, there is no shortage of things to do in the capital. While you are trying to keep your children entertained, you’ll be able to choose from a huge number of activities that won’t put you out of pocket. In fact, there are plenty of things to do that won’t cost you a penny.
So if you’re looking for a little inspiration for things to do as a family in London, look no further!
Natural History Museum
There is an abundance of free museums in London, but one of our favourites has the be the Natural History Museum which is home to some of the most spectacular historic collections in the world.
The iconic Blue Whale skeleton greets you as you enter Hintze Hall, suspended in the air, a sight which is sure to capture the imagination of both children and adults. You can also see the skeletons of dinosaurs, learn about the wonders of space and explore the dark depths of the ocean.
The Chocolate Museum
Who could resist a museum dedicated to chocolate? The Chocolate Museum in Brixton is an independent museum which offers free admission so you can enjoy the collection of objects and memorabilia associated with the chocolate industry.
You can also book to attend a variety of workshops where you can make and decorate chocolates. These workshops are paid for, but you can attend for a reasonable price.
Visit a London Park
London is full of parks and open spaces which can fool you into forgetting you’re in the city and make you feel as though you’ve been transported into the countryside. London is home to countless fantastic parks which provide plenty of space for your children to run around and play in. We couldn’t pick just one of these parks, so check out some of the top ones in London below:
- Hyde Park
- Regent’s Park
- Richmond Park
- St James’s Park
- Victoria Park
- Greenwich Park
- Kensington Gardens
- Battersea Park
- Crystal Palace Park
Of course, if you want to venture inside Buckingham Palace, you will have to pay a pretty steep fee. However, you can still enjoy the Palace without forking out to look around inside. Every day, tourists flock to the gates of Buckingham Palace to just see the grandeur of the Palace walls.
You can also watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony which usually takes place at 11am on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays for no charge. The ceremony lasts roughly 45 minutes and is an exciting spectacle to watch.
Vauxhall City Farm
Open Tuesday – Sunday, Vauxhall City Farm is a fantastic place to take the kids as it is home to a huge number of different animals. There is no set price for visiting the farm, but you can make a donation if you wish.
The kids are sure to love getting to meet the alpacas, donkeys, rabbits, pigs and all the other animals on the farm.
A day out in London will provide no shortage of fun and exciting activities for the children, but it doesn’t have to break the bank.