Free Attractions For Kids in London


The Science Museum Located at Exhibition Road, this museum dedicates its exhibition space to the science and technology world. There are exhibitions in house from the era of Stephenson’s Rocket to the Apollo 10 space module. There is also a “Launch Area” for children where they can get involved in the fun but very educational interactive challenges about science!

The Natural History Museum Situated on Cromwell Road, just behind the Science Museum. It is a remarkable museum, and you will find out exactly what it is like to be stuck in an earthquake, find out what is beyond the earth, check out many of the rocks, minerals and gemstones that make up the earth’s surface, and view dinosaur skeletons from the Jurassic Period. Children and adults alike will be fascinated by this wonderful place!

The Museum of Childhood Part of the Victoria and Albert Museum, this museum features fabulous toy collections that will enthrall the kids! These include games, puppets, dolls and their houses, and other toys. The toys come from all over the world. There are also plenty of antique toys and costumes that the kids will enjoy! The museum also offers children’s activities during holiday period and weekends, so check out this terrific museum that is absolutely free to enter!

Visit the HMS Belfast The HMS Belfast is a relic of British Sea Power of the 20th century and this fantastically preserved ship is moored on the River Thames in between the Tower of London and London Bridge. The HMS Belfast was involved in the famous D-Day Landings in Normandy, and has nine decks of historical importance just waiting for you all to enjoy! A visit to the HMS Belfast is a wonderful experience for all the family, to learn about tales from the sea and life aboard a warship.

The British Museum This museum is home to an estimated seven million artefacts from all over the world! It will bring you and the family back to the dawn of civilization and you will find out all about the great races of the world from the Egyptians, Phoenicians, Greeks, Chinese and Romans to the present day, as well as learning about life in Britain to the present day.

National Gallery and Portrait Gallery Located to the north of Trafalgar Square, the National Gallery is home to some of the finest modern art in Europe from Rembrandt to Van Gogh. The children will love the National Portrait Gallery next door, and you will have fun as you all put names to the portraits!

The Bank of England Museum Admission is free to the museum and you will have fun learning about the role of money in history through the interactive activities. Learn all about how money has evolved over time, and you can actually hold a real gold bar!

Somerset House Located right in the heart of London’s West End, Somerset House is a great place for the family to visit. Take a trip to the Embankment Galleries which opened in April 2008. The Galleries encompass an area of 750 square metres with some wonderful exhibitions. The Fountain Court area is a place where there are open air concerts in the summertime, and where the best winter ice skating rink in London is located.

Holland Park London This wonderful park, located just off Kensington High Street offers visitors a massive 28 acres of woodland, childrens play area, café, and an ecology educational centre. There are majestic Japanese gardens waiting to be discovered, outdoor open air summer concerts, and plenty of wildlife to be seen.

The National Army Museum Positioned next to the Royal Hospital Chelsea, this museum affords the visitor an insight into how British military has had impact on Europe since the 11th century Battle of Hastings. There are some fantastic exhibitions on display including medals, jewellery, part of the Berlin Wall and even Napoleon’s horse’s skeletal body! Kid’s Zone is a fantastic play area for children under ten years old, within the museum, the kids can dress up as soldiers, climb the rock walls, crawl through tunnels and glide down slides! There is also a soft play area for babies and younger children.