London has an incredible amount to offer visiting families, but a large part of what makes the city so special is its location relative to the rest of the UK.
Thanks to expansive train networks and great highway infrastructure, you can get from London to pretty much anywhere in the country with ease- and there is an awful lot to see and do.
Take advantage of the fantastic London hotel packages currently available and book a room in the Park Grand Lancaster Gate. You’ll be situated in the heart of the city within easy reach of train stations that will get you anywhere you need to go!
Now let’s take a look at some of the best trips you can enjoy with the family, both within the capital, and beyond it.
Windsor Castle and Legoland Windsor Resort
Located just outside of London, Windsor Castle is the oldest, and largest inhabited castle in the world.
Explore the stunning State Apartments and St. George’s Chapel before heading to Legoland Windsor Resort, where children can immerse themselves in a world of LEGO-themed rides, shows, and attractions.
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London | The Making of Harry Potter
Step into the enchanting world of Harry Potter with a visit to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour.
Explore the actual sets, props, and costumes used in the iconic film series. Wander through Diagon Alley, visit the Great Hall of Hogwarts, and even try your hand at riding a broomstick!
The British Museum and the London Eye
Start your day with a visit to the British Museum, home to a vast collection of art and artefacts from around the world.
Marvel at the Rosetta Stone and the Egyptian mummies before taking a leisurely stroll along the River Thames to the London Eye.
Enjoy stunning panoramic views of the city from the iconic observation wheel- the largest of its kind in the world.
Hampton Court Palace and Kew Gardens
Journey back in time at Hampton Court Palace, once home to King Henry VIII- one of our most infamous Kings. Explore the opulent State Apartments, get lost in the famous Hampton Court Maze, and watch historical reenactments.
Afterwards, head to Kew Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage site, to discover the beautiful landscapes, glasshouses, and treetop walkways.
The Natural History Museum and Hyde Park
Immerse yourself in the wonders of nature at the Natural History Museum. Encounter dinosaur skeletons, marvel at the giant blue whale, and explore interactive exhibits.
Afterwards, head to Hyde Park, one of London’s largest parks for a picnic, a boat ride on the Serpentine Lake, or a leisurely stroll through its green spaces. You’ll be within minutes of the best restaurants near Lancaster Gate to enjoy a spot of food to finish off the day.
Canterbury Cathedral and White Cliffs of Dover
Embark on a historical and scenic journey to Canterbury Cathedral, one of the most important Christian pilgrimage sites. Explore the stunning Gothic architecture, visit the shrine of Thomas Becket, and enjoy guided tours.
Afterwards, take a short drive to the White Cliffs of Dover and witness breathtaking views of the English Channel from the glistening white peaks of the chalk cliffs.
London and the UK
So there you have it, some of the very best things you and the family can enjoy together in and around London.
After all this excitement you’ll probably be pretty hungry, so head back to your hotel to sample the finest Indian afternoon tea London has to offer- the perfect end to the perfect day.