Every parent knows of the struggle trying to get the kids to read the history books and learn about culture. If it’s not playing outside and having fun, then to your kids, it’s boring. However, the answer lies with London.
The capital city offers an overwhelming range of attractions, activities and knowledge that explore the history of London. So, if you want to show your children something of the capital city, read on to discover what London has to offer.
Make learning fun
London is home to some of the world’s best museums and galleries that allow you to enjoy the best of its culture. Venues such as the British Museum offer an insight to England’s history as well as from across the globe.
What’s more, a lot of venues offer a hands-on experience, such as the London Transport Museum, or the National Portrait gallery, that provide kid-friendly audio tours. The Victoria & Albert Childhood museum is an excellent branch for children to discover the best collections of childhood-related objects. Not only are your children learning about culture, but this interactive learning makes it fun too.
Live like kings and queens
The Royal family are a staple in Britain’s culture, with an iconic history dating back centuries. And London offers up plenty of Royal attractions for you and the kids to gain and insight into royal London throughout the ages.
Buckingham Palace, the Queen’s official residence, offer guided tours throughout the summer allowing visitors to see inside 19 state rooms. You can also watch the iconic Changing of the Guard all year round while seeing the spectacular palace exterior.
Westminster Abbey offers a whirlwind of history, from Royal weddings, to coronations and the birth of the Church of England. Kensington Palace will get the kids’ imagination going, showcasing what life was like as a royal in the 18th Century.
Travel through history
The Tower of London is arguably one of London’s best attractions for families. Though the medieval castle holds a grim reputation for torture and death, the walls hold a rich history of London that will fascinate kids.
The White Tower is filled with interesting, kid-friendly exhibits whilst the Crown Jewels offers a stunning display of ceremonial objects. Make sure to get selfies with the iconic Beefeater and take a tour to discover the bloody tales of the Tower and how exotic animals came to live in the castle.
If you’re planning on stopping over when taking the kids to London, make sure to stay central. Areas such as the City of London offer accommodation such as Dorsett Hotel, City which puts you on the doorstep of London’s financial city, and is only a short distance from attractions such as St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London.
Staying in the heart of London also means you have easy access to transport or for a more interactive trip, take the kids on a hop-on-hop-off tour bus to see London’s iconic landmarks.