London With Children

Touring with children need not be viewed as a problem. Well planned days with sights and thrills that attract kids, coupled with time to rest, means the whole family benefits. here is a sample of how a stop in London could be planned.

Day 1: Arrival.

After you have checked into your hotel, you are free to enjoy the evening. Use this time either for relaxing at the hotel or start exploring London on your own.

Day 2: Sightseeing Tour of London

Original Sightseeing Tour - Hop-on and Hop-off open top bus. Tour with digitally recorded commentary in eight languages - Exchange our voucher for an unlimited 2 day ticket on the sightseeing bus (tickets must be used over a continuous 48 hr period). The red route covers many stops showing you the very best of London attractions. The buses are running every 15-20 minutes and you can get off the bus for sightseeing and re-join the tour at any of the stops on any of the routes. Maps and information are provided. Main attractions along the routes are Hyde Park, Madame Tussaud's, Regent’s Park, Oxford Street, Piccadilly Circus, The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column, Covent Garden, St Paul's Cathedral, London Bridge, London Dungeon, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.  Shakespeare's Globe, Tate Gallery, pub Sherlock Holmes, Downing Street, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, the London Eye, Sea Life Aquarium and Buckingham Palace.

Day 3.London’s Museums for children and adults.

On the second day of hop on- hop off sightseeing, continue your tour on blue route which will take you to the most important museums of London. We recommend you to visit the three most famous museums, which are located in the city centre and are next to each other : The Science Museum, The Natural History Museum and The Victoria and Albert Museum (nearest underground station, South Kensington).  Marvel at the fascinating  collections, explore science, meet moving dinosaurs, experience earthquake and many other  exciting  things that await you - a real paradise for children and adults.  Admission is free of charge. You may wish to spend a day at those three museums and enjoy your lunch break at the cafe in the gorgeous environment of Victoria and Albert Museum.

Day 4: Changing of the Guard at the Buckingham Palace. Visit Ripley's... Believe It or Not!
 
Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace starts at 11:00 o’clock (Underground station: St James Park). Free of charge. Visit the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace - the royal stables and garages with golden carriages and modern cars - a unique opportunity to see the legendary King's transports and horses, which are used for official ceremonies

After the changing of the guard visit the interactive museum:  Ripley’s Believe It or Not!  With over 700 authentic artefacts and astonishing interactive exhibits spanning across 6 floors, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! London celebrates the weird, wonderful and bizarre in all its forms in the heart of the Capital’s West End.  From a life sized knitted Ferrari to an 8ft Transformer, a Mirror Maze and the Impossible Laser Race. Step into the oddly wonderful world of the legendary Robert Ripley, an intrepid world traveller, cartoonist, reporter, adventurer and seeker of the most bizarre and unusual. Rediscover wonder at the largest Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in the world.  The museum is opened even on 25 December! Underground station: Piccadilly Circus. Lunch options next to the museum.

1. Lunch at the Rainforest Cafe near Piccadilly. It has the sights and sounds of the jungle: waterfalls, lianas and tropical fish in the aquarium - a paradise for children. Cuisine: American and European dishes.

2. Elite ceremony of famous Traditional Afternoon Tea with choice of finger sandwiches, various cakes, scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam. Enjoy the royal service at the luxurious venue at one of the 5* hotels, located nearby (from £25).

Day 5: Visit The Tower of London and the Crown Jewels. Thames River Cruise to Greenwich.

Visit the Tower of London and see the Crown Jewels. Afterwards take the cruise from the Tower Pier to Greenwich and see the Maritime Museum, the Royal Observatory and the Greenwich Meridian that separates east from west and where the time zone starts. (All entrances free of charge).

In the evening - Medieval Banquet in the castle environment near the Tower of London: a 4-course dinner with free unlimited drinks and live entertainment. Book in advance.

Day 6: At leisure. Enjoy shopping during festive season Sales

Shopping or other plans.

Alternative suggestions
1.    Windsor Castle - the residence of the Queen and Hampton Court Palace
2.   The university town Oxford and Blenheim Palace - the current residence of the 11th Duke of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill

Day 7:Departure