Stuck for what to do during the holidays, or have some free time on the weekend? London has a variety of attractions to visit for the whole family to enjoy, regardless of their age and interests.
If you’re looking for something to do on your next day out, then here are five handpicked places that are guaranteed to bring a smile to everyone’s face.
The Wellcome Museum
The Wellcome Museum is a museum and library that offers historical and contemporary art collections and exhibitions.
This is a great attraction for families with older children and teenagers who are interested in medical and cultural history.
There, you can visit permanent exhibitions such as ‘Being Human’, and ‘Medicine Man’, as well as viewing Thomas Heatherwick’s ‘Bleigiessen’ Sculpture, constructed in partnership with Ormiston Wire, which is a remarkable sight to of art and engineering to behold.
Viewing the iconic London skyline has never been easier with The Shard. The symbolic building, which is home to some of the best bars and restaurants in the city, has 26 floors and is 310 metres high, complete with a 360-degree viewing gallery.
This makes it Europe’s current tallest building and the perfect platform for viewing London from a height, with visibility for up to 40 miles.
Warner Bros Studio Tour, Leavesden
This is a truly magical experience for budding witches and wizards!
The studio is home to the original set of the famous Harry Potter films, and contains attractions such as the original costumes, props and special effects used in the films. Some specific highlights include the Whomping Willow, the Basilisk, Buckbeak, and Diagon Alley.
Whether you’re looking for individual tickets or packages that include a hotel and food, there’s something available for every occasion, with prices starting at £39.95 per child, with under 4s attending for free.
Located on the Southbank, Immersive Gamebox is perfect if you have a keen gamer in your family.
You can embark on a group gaming adventure with the whole family in a gamebox with the added experience of projection mapping, touch screens, motion tracking and surround sound for an enchanting event.
Tickets are priced from £10-£34 per adult and £5-£24 per child (5+), and slots are available from 15-60 minutes for up to 6 people, making this the perfect activity to slip between your other plans!
The London Dungeon
A truly classic attraction, The London Dungeon is a hugely iconic place to visit.
The dungeons carry several mini attractions within them that symbolise some important eras of history such as Guy Fawkes’ Gunpowder Plot and The Tyrant Boat Ride (Henry VIII), as well as playing host to a haunted house event over Halloween each year.
Multi-attraction tickets can also be booked online for other places like The London Eye and Madame Tussauds for a discounted price.
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