Three Perfect Family Days Out in London

London is a beautiful city, we all know that. But it can get a little hectic. And by “a little hectic” of course we mean “hide in a corner and wait for it all to stop hectic”.

This is especially true during the summer. Whether you’re catching the tube, buying a sandwich, or simply walking down Oxford Street hoping to buy some clothes, you’re part of a mass of people, all of whom have their own plans and seem to be really keen to do them on time.

Add to that the heat of the sun and the humidity of the city, and it can be a little difficult to have a family day out that doesn’t at least give you a headache.

This is why we think now is the best time to visit London. With summer more or less over, and the weather going back to a blissful rainy chill, London feels far easier to navigate and experience without wanting to cry.

Westminster Bridge. Image: ESB Professional, Shutterstock

And what an experience it is. This truly is one of the best cities in the world, let alone the UK. There are so many things to do, and so many ways to have fun. It’s almost impossible to narrow it all down. But if you’re travelling with your family and spending a day in the city, there are a few things that we think could be a good idea.

See London In All Its Glory

While the London Eye is beautiful to look at, it’s even more beautiful if you’re actually inside one of those pods, looking down at the city below you. Located right next to Westminster, in the London Eye you’re privy to all the most incredible London landmarks, including Big Ben, Tower Bridge, the Shard, the Gherkin, and much, much more. The only problem with this one is that you have a good view of the Walkie Talkie building, too. Seriously, who designed that?

Visit The Pride Of London

We’re not going to pretend it’s easy to get the family out of the house. While it’s easy for you to suggest having a day trip in London, it’s even easier for your SO and teenagers to claim there’s a football game they can’t miss. The solution to this? Take them to the actual football game. One of the best things you can do in London is visit the Tottenham Hotspur stadium and actually watch London’s favourite football team in the flesh. It might not be all you want to do that day, but it’s a good way to get the family out of the house and joining in, so click here for a look at ticket prices!

Camden market. Image: Konmac, Shutterstock

Mix It Up

If you want to do as much as you can during your day trip in London, then another great idea is to mix it up and choose a range of things you can fit in one day. We suggest you start with the new challenge attraction Life Sized Monopoly in the morning, playing the game, having a few arguments, and then forgiving all of your family members over a bite to eat in Camden Market. After all of this is done, you can then make your way down to the West End to watch a popular London show, such as The Lion King, or The Mousetrap. This is an action-packed day that isn’t too stressful for you, nor too much for the kids. Whatever you choose to do, however, just make sure you enjoy London and experience as much as you can. At least before summer 2024 gets started!

Author: Laura

A 70's child, I’ve been married for a Very Long Time, and appear to have made four children, and collected one large and useless dog along the way. I work, I have four children, I have a dog… ergo, I do not do dusting or ironing. I began LittleStuff back in (gulp) 2004. I like huge mugs of tea. And Coffee. And Cake. And a steaming cone of crispy fresh fluffy chips, smothered in salt and vinegar. #healthyeater When I grow up I am going to be quietly graceful, organised and wear lipstick every day. In the meantime I *may* have a slight butterfly-brain issue.

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