London is a city for everyone, young or old. Unlike some other cities, London has plenty on offer for children including attractions that will even interest mum and dad. Additionally there are hotels that cater to kids too such as one of the leading Kensington hotels from Millennium Hotels. At the Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington you can purchase a special Children’s Concierge package called Ask Alfred. For £20 per stay at one of the friendliest Kensington hotels, your children will receive a Hamley’s teddy bear, slippers and bathrobe, ice cream, jelly beans and much more.
Kensington is a great location to base yourself during your stay in the capital. Right on the doorsteps are some of the world’s leading museums including The Natural History Museum and The Science Museum, both of which cater particularly well to children. Kids will marvel at the animatronics dinosaurs in The Natural History Museum and the Launch Pad permanent exhibition at The Science Museum, which boasts no less than 50 interactive exhibits as well as live demos on everything physics related.
If you’re trying but failing to get your kids into culture, there is one summer event that might help swing things in your favour. Threesixty Theatre is taking over Kensington Gardens from now until 9 September to perform The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Not only is this great for kids, but parents all know and love this CS Lewis tale too. For preview performances, which run until 29 May, kids go free.
Always a winner with children is Madame Tussauds. Located on Baker Street near Regent’s Park this Madame Tussauds has waxwork copies of international sporting legends, actors, actresses, singers and super heroes. If you can’t make it to the Olympics check out the waxy versions of our sporting greats such as Jessica Ennis and Tom Daley.
London’s Southbank is always a hive of activity; whether its street performers or art installations something is always going on at the southern bank of the River Thames between Waterloo and Blackfriars Bridges. This summer the Southbank Centre is hosting the Festival of the World that includes art, workshops, poetry, an urban beach, music, comedy and plenty of free giveaways. Much of the festival is geared towards children, so your little ones – however big or small – should find something appealing.