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The best London attractions for kids.


Dylan Mitchell

Shrek's Adventure London

London is a wonderful city with so much to explore and see. Sometimes it can feel like there’s too much to do, leaving you struggling to figure out what it is you want to do. Well, if that’s you then you’re in luck as we’ve compiled a list of the best London attractions for kids! Keep the kids busy (and entertained!) with these attractions.

Top seven London attractions for kids.

Whether you live in London and are looking to get the kids out of the house for the day, or you’re there for the weekend, there’s plenty on offer to keep you all entertained. Check out our list of the best London attractions for kids below:

  • Madame Tussauds

  • London Eye

  • Pizza Hut

  • London Eye River Cruise


  • Thorpe Park

  • Shrek's Adventure London!

Dua Lipa Madame Tussauds waxwork

Madame Tussads.

The first stop on our list of the best London attractions for kids is the quirky Madame Tussauds. Walk through over 250 years of history via an array of wax figures depicting famous individuals. Check out the Royal Family and take pictures next to the future King of England, Prince William, or strike a pose with superstar singers like Beyonce and Lady Gaga. Visitors can also experience the fascinating world of Sherlock Holmes, where the famous Baker Street is brought to life.

Alongside such wondrous attractions, there is a range of other stars, world leaders, movie artefacts and historical figures that can only be found at Madame Tussauds. It really is one of the best London attractions for families to make memories with loved ones.

London Eye

The London Eye.

Your little ones will be amazed by the London Eye. Take in an array of spectacular views across the capital from the spellbinding Ferris wheel that has become an iconic part of London. Plus, with a tastecard membership, you can get a discount worth up to 28%!

The London Eye is a must-visit for any sightseeing fanatic. At 443 feet tall, the structure makes the London Eye the fourth-largest Ferris wheel in the world. This magnificent London attraction offers breathtaking 360-degree views of the city and its much-famed landmarks. In fact, those experiencing the London Eye are able to see up to 25 miles away on a clear day.

Pizza Hut Ice Cream

Pizza Hut.

If you’re looking for a bite to eat to retreat from the hustle and bustle of London, then check out Pizza Hut at Leicester Square. Sitting at the heart of the capital, Pizza Hut in Leicester Square is passionate about pizza and serving its guests a great time. They lovingly make pizzas based on what their guests want, with a range of bases – from deep pan to the All-American thin or a skinny 600-calorie pizza – all decorated with fresh toppings. And let's not forget every kids' favourite, the ice cream station – it's a guaranteed winner.

The London Eye River Cruise.

Hop aboard The London Eye River Cruise and go on a tour of London’s most popular landmarks. Take in the sights and sounds of the capital city from the viewpoint of the famous River Thames. It’s a perfect London attraction for kids because they’ll love sailing on the boat as well as taking in the famous, historic sights around the city!

SEA LIFE London.

SEA LIFE Aquarium takes you on a fascinating journey from the coastline to the depths of the ocean. Discover a magical underwater world filled with a dazzling array of amazing creatures.

Every step will reveal something new at London Sea Life, from a face-to-face encounter with sharks to Gentoo Penguins in an ice adventure. See thousands of sea creatures in over two million litres of water and discover over 500 species from every part of the world. See more than 40 sharks from 12 different species, explore Shark Reef Encounter and brave the Shark Walk.

Enjoy over 65 displays, visit 14 themed zones over three floors and interact with the animals at the interactive public feeding, diving displays and touch pools.

Thorpe Park

Thorpe Park.

Spend a day just on the outskirts of London screaming your way up, down and around roller coasters at Thorpe Park! A perfect London attraction for kids, Thorpe Park provides hours of entertainment and adrenaline rushes. If you don’t like the big rides, we’re sure the kids will!

Shrek's Adventure London

Shrek’s Adventure London!

Shrek’s Adventure London is an interactive fairy-tale attraction that will delight and enthral families of all ages. This immersive storytelling attraction brings the DreamWorks classic to life and plunges children and adults alike into the hilarious world of Shrek, Donkey, and all their pals. 

Use all your senses as you travel through 10 fairy tale-themed live shows, from the Donkey-driven magical 4D flying bus journey to searching for Shrek in his beloved swamp – it's a day out the whole family will love. 

There’s more entertainment on offer, with Lost in the Swamp as guests embark on a quest to find Shrek. There’s also Forest and Rumplestiltskin’s Carriage, The Poison Apple Pub, The Game Show Studio and even The Magic Mirror Maze.

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