Free Kids-Friendly Places in London

London may be popular as the international business hub but is no less than Disney World when it comes to please kids. From Madame Tussauds to London Eye, there are quite a few places to allure and excite the little ones. Here is a list of popular as well as lesser known kids-friendly places to explore during your stay in London with family.  Visiting London on a budget? Don’t worry; all these places are free to explore.

Natural History Museum

Step back in time with your kids at this alluring place filled with historic artefacts and objects telling the tale of humankind from the very beginning. If a dinosaur carcase doesn’t intrigue your child, nothing will! Geological collections, earthquake room, and “Vision of Earth” gallery that take you into a globe through an escalator, this museum is truly a wonderland. Giant blue whale, Komodo dragon, super-sensing T-Rex, and crocodile, there are many residents that you can expect to come face to face.

Diana Memorial Playground

Who doesn’t love to play a pirate? For a true “Pirates of the Caribbean” experience, visit Diana Memorial Playground which is home to a wooden Pirate ship where kids can climb and play. There are also some swings, slides, outdoor music space, teepees, and climbing frames for kids. If your kids are driving you crazy during your London trip, make sure to take them here.

Mudchute Park & Farm

If the London buzz is too much for you to bear, take your kids to this working city farm in London. Mudchute Park & Farm greets you with a wonderful scene of sheep, goats, llamas, ponies, pigs, and chicken roaming around freely. Allow your kids to play Old Macdonald at this serene green land spread across 13 acres. Although the Canary Wharf in the backdrop keeps reminding you of the fact that you’re in central London.

Covent Garden

No matter, how many days you’ve planned to spend in London, you’ll end up here at some point or the other. Covent Garden is the most buzzing place in London where streets are filled with performers ready to entertain you, puppet shows going around, and a lot more to enthral kids. There are a number of restaurants that welcome kids. Don’t forget to visit the Candy Cakes, a little shop selling delicious cupcakes and candies.

Changing of the Guards

Give your kids an insight into British royalty by watching Changing of the Guards ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Kids will love to watch the parade of the guards ornately dressed in royal outfits. The ceremony starts at 11:30pm daily in summer and every other day in winter. But don’t cling to the gates expecting to see the queen waving her hands from the windows. She’s doesn’t stay there forever but the royal ceremony will definitely get your kids excited.

Coram’s Field

You may be tempted to visit Hampstead Heath for panoramic views or Hyde Park for its scenic beauty, but if there’s a park in London for kids out there, it has to beCoram’s Field. A large 7 acres of urban space in London borough of Camden, this park is home to sand pits, a duck pond, pet’s corner, and a kids’ playground. And the fact that it’s free makes it an even more alluring choice for kids.

Harry Potter Locations

For kids, it’s almost impossible to not fall in love with a character like Harry Potter. Surprisingly, plenty of London locations have been used in the making of Harry Potter movie series. From the LeadenHall Market that featured as Diagon Alley to the platform no. 9 ¾ at King’s Cross station, London is full of magical places. Yes, you read it right. There’s a platform no. 9 ¾ in London with a trolley halfway through the wall. Sadly, you cannot enter the magical realm of Harry Potter but surely can get a few fun photos. 


If your children is in love with toys, make sure to take them to Hamleys, 7 floors solely dedicated to toys. From Hello Kitty…to Teddy bears…to Disney soft toys…to Barbie dolls…to angry birds’ games…to superhero toys…to Lego structures…and the list is endless. You need to see it to believe it. Your child will feel like than Alice in wonderland here.

London has a lot of free things to don with kids. So, rest assured as your London trip is going to be a wonderful experience.

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