HMS Belfast ship moored on the Thames
HMS Belfast, permanently moored on the Thames between London Bridge and Tower Bridge since 1971, is a WWII Royal Navy warship, the most significant example of her kind today. Constructed in Belfast’s Harland & Wolff shipyard in 1938 (the same...
£23.60 (Adult)
London Eye at night overlooking Parliament
Situated prominently on the capital’s Southbank, the London Eye was born out of a collaborative effort between architects David Marks and Julia Barfield, British Airways and a team of 1,700 people who built this now iconic landmark to welcome the...
£29.50 (Adult)
ZSL London Zoo giraffe enclosure
Open for research and education since 1828, ZSL London Zoo is the world’s oldest scientific zoo. It is managed by the Zoological Society of London, an international research and conservation charity. The zoo opened to the public in 1847 and...
£35.50 (Adult)
London Aquarium Exterior
Originally opened in 1997 in the historic Greater London Council building on South Bank, the capital’s aquarium is now neighbour to the iconic London Eye. After a multimillion-pound renovation in 2009, the original London Aquarium relaunched as the SEA LIFE...
£28.00 (Adult)
Visitors to the Shard in the viewing gallery
In 2013, The View from The Shard opened to the public in Renzo Piano and Irvine Sellar’s iconic London landmark. At a height nearly twice that of any other viewpoint over London, its unrivalled sights reveal the bends along the...
£28.00 (Adult)
Madame Tussauds London Exterior Sign
More than 260 years ago, Madame Tussaud was born in France. At age 16, she started making waxwork models, beginning with philosopher Francois Voltaire. In 1835, 33 years after she introduced her first traveling exhibition to the British Isles, a...
Entrance to the London Dungeon
The scariest stories and legends from 1,000 years of the capital’s history are brought to life in the London Dungeon’s immersive 360° sets. In this haunted house style South Bank attraction, visitors come face to face with the likes of...
£28.00 (Adult)
London Attractions with Free Children's Playgrounds Nearby
Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich
Greenwich Park Playground, a few minutes' walk away from the college, has a very large sandpit, water play area, swings, see-saw, and lots of wooden climbing equipment. Refreshments and toilets are close by, as well as a children's boating lake.
Paintings on display inside Tate Britain
A few minutes stroll north along the riverbank from Tate Britain lies Horseferry Playground, offering swings, a large sandpit, and a variety of climbing apparatus including some toddler-friendly half-buried wooden horses. Public toilets and a snack booth are nearby.
Kensington Palace Front Exterior
The Diana Memorial Playground, 5 minutes' walk from Kensington Palace has a pirate ship and artificial beach as its centrepiece and has a café next door.
Red brick exterior of Tate Modern as viewed from the Millennium Bridge
10 minutes' walk from Tate Modern is the peaceful Nelson Park Playground, which includes a rope-ladder-style climbing frame and sunken trampolines.
Other Ideas
From table-top role play and war games, to chess, bridge, Scrabble, and all manner of board games there are dozens of clubs in London which provide opportunities to match your wits against fellow gamers in a friendly and social environment.