London is a bucket list city for many families. You can experience this charming city in 48 hours or over the course of a week – there is plenty to see and do here!
It’s also a city that is accessible and easy to navigate even with young children. Building a perfect itinerary for your family truly depends on you family’s interests – but when traveling to London with kids we like to stay busy and have the key things planned in advance.
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Here are just a few of our favorite highlights from our best itinerary for London with kids.
Begin with a private guided experience
Upon arrival, particularly if you’ve arrived on an overnight flight, hit the ground running to beat jet lag. Keep going, have an early night, and wake up rested and ready on Day 2 for the rest of your trip.
Upon arrival, explore London by foot together with a guide. This is a great opportunity to orient yourself within the city and your expert local guide will let you know what’s happening in the city during your stay and make some recommendations for your family as well.
And we love to do this with a Harry Potter twist!
Check out highlights such as St. Paul’s Cathedral, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace as well as some of the iconic locations that feature in the Harry Potter movies such as the Saint Pancras Renaissance Hotel (where the Weasley’s magical Ford Anglia takes off in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets), the British Library, the London Zoo (Harry makes a window disappear in the Reptile House), and Trafalgar Square.
Traditional English Tea in St. John’s Wood
Learning about and experiencing a traditional English tea time is always a highlight! Kids will love baking scones and shortbreads as well as “creating the perfect tea pot”.
Our tea experts will share the history of the tradition of English Tea along with etiquette. Our fun, casual private experience takes place in the charming neighborhood of St Johns Wood.
While you’re in this part of London, enjoy a stroll through the Regent’s Park and check out the famed Beatles crosswalk near Abby Road Studios.
Built in the 11th century by William the Conqueror after the Norman invasion of England, the castle has gone through many changes as the centuries went by, eventually becoming the preferred weekend home of Queen Elisabeth II.
A guide is key to getting the most out of a Windsor Castle experience. You’ll interact with castle staff and enjoy an inside line to what’s happening at the moment.
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