Free Family Stuff to Do in London
London is a wonderful place to visit with children, there are so many sights to see and fun places to go. Of course some experiences such as The Tower of London and London Eye are worth shelling out for but you don’t always have to spend to enjoy amazing places in London.
From museums to top sights to play opportunities in one of the world’s most famous memorial gardens, these things are all free to do and go to.
#1. The Diana Memorial Garden at Hyde Park
The Memorial Garden for Diana, Princess of Wales, has a wonderful playground dominated by a huge pirate ship and is based on the Peter Pan story. Make sure you stop by and visit the The Pan Statue, also known as Rush of Green, a bronze statue depicting a family and their dog rushing eagerly towards the park, urged on by Pan who is playing pipes. It is located by Edinburgh Gate on the south side of Hyde Park.
The Park is also fabulous for strolling around and seeing all the birds on the Serpentine. You can also rent rowing and pedal boats to enjoy the water. Bring a picnic and you’ll easily spend a few hours on a nice day.
“It’s a fab place to spend a couple of hours. There’s a lovely cafe and is very safe with security on the gate who won’t let single adults in or kids out.” Cliodhna H
#2. London Museums
Any of the London museums are great to visit with children, here are four free ones to start off with on your visit that kids will definitely enjoy:
- The Natural History Museum London full of amazing exhibits all about the animal and natural world, and of course, famous for its dinosaurs.
- The Science Museum London, get hands-on with science
- The original Victoria & Albert Museum is at South Kensington stuffed full of amazing objects and treasures, and Young V&A at Bethnal Green will open in Summer 2023 as a museum where children, young people and families can imagine, play and design.
- The Imperial War Museum is another top free place to take children with interactive displays and lots of family activities and events taking place regularly.
“The Imperial War Museum is excellent for kids, very interactive with lots of tanks/planes/medals etc on display” Carmel C
“We visited the Science Museum on our last trip to London and spent 2 hours in Launchpad, the hands on space, never mind the rest of the Museum. We’re definitely going back.” Jill H