BEST FAMILY-FRIENDLY HOTSPOTS IN LONDON
You may think of bustling crowds looking at the world-class attractions, bars and shops that London has to offer when you think of spending some time in the UK capital, but there is plenty for families in the city. Although Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and, of course, the exclusive bars and restaurants are definitely worth a visit, you can find a variety of activities and places to spend time as a family in the city too.
Both our restaurants Park Terrace and Min Jiang, welcome guests of all ages and give you everything you need to enjoy a family meal in London, but if you want to venture a little further afield or are exploring the capital, there's plenty of options in the centre of the city too.
Although it operates as a lively bar in the evening, Cubana is a fantastic family-friendly option during the day and is ideally placed for a refreshment stop during a busy day in the city. Just a short walk away from the London Eye and Waterloo Station, this vibrant restaurant has a friendly and exuberant atmosphere that will appeal to children as well as adults.
Your little ones can enjoy two courses for just £6 and allows them to pick from a dedicated menu. There are also mocktails available and super-sized ice-cream sundaes suitable for sharing.
Just a short walk from Piccadilly Circus is Rainforest Cafe, where you and your family can pick from a delicious menu, while being treated to the sights and sounds of the jungle. You'll enjoy your meal surrounded by elephants, gorillas, jaguars, crocodiles and butterflies, making it something the whole family will remember! There's also tropical fish tanks, an indoor waterfall and thunderstorm to make it even more special, while the restaurant itself serves a range of dishes from steak to burgers and salads.
Vauxhall City Farm welcomes families to come and meet its more than 100 animals. You and your loved ones can enjoy a meal and then discover the loveable animals that call the farm home, including seven rare-breed goats, three alpacas, nine horses, two pigs and even a hedgehog named Mr Tiggywinkle. At its cafe, you can pick from a range of seasonal dishes made from local produce.
Many of the London theatres have child-friendly programmes, making it easy to pick out a production that will be suitable for your little ones. From adaptations of their favourite stories, such as Matilda or the Gruffalo, to plays that aim to educate and inspire little ones, you'll find something that suits your family. The Unicorn Theatre features a number of child-friendly plays, including the innovative Iron Man, which tells the story of a giant who eats all the metal he can find. It also runs a programmes of workshops and activities for children throughout February, making it perfect if you are planning a trip to London for half-term.
Kensington itself is home to a number of brilliant museums, but there are also family-friendly museums in the centre of London. The V&A Museum of Childhood, which is all designed with little ones in mind, and the British Museum with its dedicated family-friendly floors, are fantastic options. There's also the London Transport Museum, where kids go completely free and your little ones can learn more about the treasures that have been found while constructing the HS2 in its latest 'Underground Explorers' exhibition.
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