The best weekend itinerary for families visiting London.
With a 2000-year-old history, 1500 square kilometres in landmass and over 10 million people, the city of London is filled with sights, tours and activities which makes it the perfect city in all of Europe for a family weekend away.
With countless unique sites that are hundreds of years old as well as modern zoos, aquariums, and experiences you can be sure you will find everything you need to enjoy a fantastic weekend away with your family.
So, to help you plan the perfect weekend trip to London we have put together our itinerary of the top activities, sights, and experiences to enjoy with your family while exploring the United Kingdom’s mighty capital.
Start your first day in London with a classic sightseeing experience and jump on one of the many red Hop-on Hop-off open deck buses which will take you past a variety of London’s most famous sights, including Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, the House of Westminster, and Big Ben before driving over the famous Tower bridge.
Buckingham PalaceBuckingham Palace, London, UK
Big BenBig Ben, London, UK
Westminster BridgeWestminster Bridge, London, UK
After you have enjoyed your ride through the city step off the bus at the London Eye and discover one of the best views in the city by jumping abroad Europe’s tallest Ferris wheel and take in the glittering night sky of London's breath-taking skyline as you slowly rise higher into the air.
London EyeLondon Eye, London, UK
Begin your second family day in London by enjoying breakfast at the open-air Borough Market, one of the oldest food markets in all of London where you can enjoy fresh pastries, fruit and an array of other classic London treats.
Borough MarketBorough Market, Southwark Street, London, UK
Why not enjoy a day with the kids exploring an underwater kingdom by visiting the London Sea Life Aquarium, located on the South Bank, and discover a vast array of colourful fish, unique exhibits and interactive games which are a blast for all the family to enjoy.
SEA LIFE Centre London AquariumSEA LIFE Centre London Aquarium, Westminster Bridge Road, London, UK
If your children are a little older make sure to visit the London Dungeons which is located just next door to Sea Life, and discover the dark and sordid past of London, from the wrath of the Romans to the mystery of Jack the Ripper, this interactive exhibit and show is a fantastic experience throughout.
London DungeonLondon Dungeon, The Queen's Walk, London, UK
Finish your day by taking a traditional English tea at the St. Ermins hotel where you can enjoy a great range of delicious treats served with some authentic English tea, then end your meal by taking a tour of the hotel's rooftop bee garden and enjoying their exquisite honey.
The St. Ermin's Tea LoungeThe St. Ermin's Tea Lounge, Caxton Street, London, UK
Start your final day in London by discovering one of the city's hidden gems and take the elevator to the top of the Walkie Talkie skyscraper from where you can enjoy the London Sky garden, a beautiful tropical garden and cafe hidden atop one of the city’s tallest skyscrapers with a fantastic viewing platform.
Sky GardenSky Garden, London, UK
Continue your family weekend by taking a walk through the enormous Hyde Park and enjoying a boating experience on the parks Serpentine Lake before finishing with lunch at the delicious Serpentine Bar and Kitchen found at the lake's end.
Hyde ParkHyde Park, London, UK
End your family weekend in London as you started it by ascending to the top of the city’s tallest building, the Shard, from where you and the family will be able to enjoy unbelievable panoramic views of the entire city from the 82nd floor.
The ShardThe Shard, London Bridge Street, London, UK
No matter what you hope to see and find in London know that it is a city filled with thousands of unique sights, experiences and a host of different activities which are perfect for the whole family to enjoy!
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