A great collection of buses, trains, trams, and subway cars. To satisfy our "growing up" clientele we recently launched London Teens featuring a more mature sophisticated collection. Oyster cards not only save you money but they make getting around the city very easy. Highlights include the Ocean Tunnel, with sharks swimming overhead, feeding times at the ray and rainforest fish tanks, and the Antarctic section featuring gentoo penguins. A floating musuem in the form of a retired World War II ship.
Sylvanian Families' official London shop in Highbury, north London, stocks an amazing array of Sylvanian Families toys, including cute creatures, buildings, furniture, vehicles and more. You'll find the full UK range, plus discontinued lines and items imported from Japan and America. Creative kids of all ages will love the Science Museum Shop, with its wonderful offer of fun gadgets, hands-on kits and science toys, from science putty and voice transformers to books and telescopes.
Discover London's fantastic array of shops selling a wide range of children's toys, from retro board games and puppets to cool gadgets and educational toys. Hamleys Founded in as a small toyshop, Hamleys moved to its present location in Regent Street in The Harry Potter Shop Designed to look like Ollivander's wand shop from the Harry Potter books, this magical shop is home to all the Harry Potter merchandise a fan could want. As well as collectibles like wands, time turners, Triwizard cups and Horcruxes, the shop also stocks smaller items like board games and mugs.
Puppet Planet Head to Puppet Planet in Clapham for puppets on strings, puppets on rods and glove puppets from across the globe.
Sylvanian Families Sylvanian Families' official London shop in Highbury, north London, stocks an amazing array of Sylvanian Families toys, including cute creatures, buildings, furniture, vehicles and more. Science Museum Shop Creative kids of all ages will love the Science Museum Shop, with its wonderful offer of fun gadgets, hands-on kits and science toys, from science putty and voice transformers to books and telescopes. Extras include riding a broomstick using green screen technology, climbing aboard a mockup carriage of the Hogwarts Express and drinking Butterbeer.
Legoland Windsor is all about the bricks. Some of the rides mean getting wet, which is particularly fun in hot weather. Download the Legoland app to find your way around the park. A scrapbook of British history in museum form. It makes a great introduction to British history for both kids and adults. Kid-friendly audio tours are available. The Battle of Britain hall is particularly interesting.
One of the best museums in the city. It features an incredible array of airplanes, tanks, guns, gear, and historical information. Displays and exhibits are meticulously detailed. Videos have survivors and soldiers re-telling the horror and challenges of war. The audio tour is a must. The holocaust exhibit on the top floor is rightfully restricted to kids 11 and older. The National Army Museum is another museum potentially worth a visit.
The NAM does, however, have a Kids Zone in the basement that is a great play area but does get busy so reservations are recommended.
The IWM has one restaurant. The NAM has a small cafe. Some kids find this a little dull, others love the pomp and tradition. The best place to see the guards is on The Mall, near St. There is also a Changing of the Guard at Windsor Palace 35 minutes outside of London by train that sees far smaller crowds but offers more pageantry. Kid-friendly audio tours available. If kids are expecting the castles of legend then Windsor Castle will better feed their imaginations. Buckingham Palace has one cafe on the terrace.
Hands-on exhibits make it fun for younger kids but this is definitely an all-ages attraction. Battles and boats galore plus free themed talks. Dinosaurs, blue whales, saber-tooth tigers, elephants, volcanoes, meteors, earthquakes, and all sorts of creepy crawlies. The ideal mix of kid and adult fun. Multimedia guides are available and can be booked in advance.
This giant ferris wheel offers fantastic views of greater London. Passengers are completely enclosed in air conditioned and heated glass pods that fit 25 people. This is one of my personal favorites. Geared to slightly older kids the exhibits do a great job of tracking the history and growth of the London riverfront from Roman days to modern times.
For more London history check out the excellent Museum of London. Sailor Town is a reconstructed Victorian port town done with fantastic detail. A futuristic museum that is spread across seven floors of interactive and entertaining exhibits and explores everything from space travel to the Industrial Revolution. Highlights include the giant telescope in the Exploring Space section, flying machines in the Flight Gallery — from hot air balloons to vintage planes, and the IMAX cinema shows on deep space and the underwater world.
The Sonic Trails app is especially designed to take kids on sound journey through the gallery, while the Tate Kids Collection Case is a scavenger-hunt-like exploration of the Materials and Objects display. Costumed actors lead you through expertly created sets; you come face to face with King Henry VIII ordering the execution of his wife, Guy Fawkes of the Gunpowder Plot, a medieval plague doctor and the murderous barber of Fleet Street, and others.
Large, state-of-the-art aquarium popular with families and children. There are 17 themed zones to walk through. The Atlantic and Pacific Ocean habitats show off creatures of the deep, while Tidal Reach proves that coastal British waters are anything but boring! Sharks glide around a wreck, monster catfish lurk in warm rainforest waters and kids can look for Nemo and Dory in tanks full of clown fish and blue tang.
Highlights include the Ocean Tunnel, with sharks swimming overhead, feeding times at the ray and rainforest fish tanks, and the Antarctic section featuring gentoo penguins. Meet the Monkeys is a big hit with younger kids and you can visit creepie crawlies in the spider walkthrough. Kids year-olds also have the option of playing junior zoo keeper for a day book in advance and the zoo organises BegBugs sleepovers in the Bug House.
A stunning collection of paintings. Free tours everyday at Sundays have family sessions for under 5s and s. A floating musuem in the form of a retired World War II ship.
The living quarters, naval guns, anti-aircraft weaponry, and Operations Room will fill 2 hours easily. This is a much better use of time than visiting the nearby Golden Hinde ship. Small cafe open during peak hours.
Take the kids shopping and kit them out in London's finest clothing. Join the celebrity parents in Primrose Hill, or seek out unique children's clothing on Brick Lane. From big department stores offering the latest designer looks for kids, to budget high street buys, to independent shops, you'll. Be warned: after a visit to London's finest shops for children's clothes, your little ones may be better dressed than you. Explore the shops in our selection to find recognisable kids' brands such. Unique in style shoes for your child, a pair of London Kids is a real fashion statement.