The National Maritime Museum is a fantastic introduction to the most famous stories in Britain’s maritime history. Elsewhere, the Christopher Wren-designed Old Royal Naval College is home to a state-of-the-art Visitor Centre, which covers 500 years of history. The real gem in Greenwich is the Cutty Sark, the fastest sailing ship of her day when she was launched in 1869.
2. HMS Belfast
HMS Belfast is a historic Royal Navy warship and now a floating museum. Discover what life was like on board during the Second World War, and get hands on with the Gun Turret Experience! Kids will love being on board a real warship.
3. London Transport Museum
Explore the history of London through its trains, buses, trams and taxis – London Transport Museum has 20 vehicles on display in Covent Garden, some of which you can climb aboard! Learn about how the tube was conceived and built, and see how things have changed over the last few centuries.
4. V&A Museum of Childhood
Kids will love the Museum of Childhood’s vast collection of toys. From Lego to dolls’ houses, traditional games and vintage action figures, there’s plenty to see and learn about. The museum also hosts fun interactive events.
5. The South Bank
Fairground rides, street performers, live music and of course, the London Eye, Shrek’s Adventure, the London Dungeons, Sea Life London Aquarium ! The Southbank is a great place for families to take in the bustle of London and have a whole day of fun.
6. The Slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbit
Head to London’s Olympic Park and ride the world’s highest and longest tunnel slide! You’ll whizz 178m down from the top of the ArcelorMittal Orbit. It was named as Time Out London’s number 1 thing to do in London in 2016, so don’t miss it!