It may seem that London is not a suitable place to travel with children, but behind the modern city are hidden authentic gems and moments that we can enjoy with children and at any age. In London there are beautiful historic buildings such as the well-known Big Ben, icon of the city, and also places
It may seem that London is not a suitable place to travel with children, but behind the modern city are hidden authentic gems and moments that we can enjoy with children and at any age.
In London there are beautiful historic buildings such as the well-known Big Ben, icon of the city, and also places like Picadilly Circus, which will amaze the children with their display of neon lights from the advertising posters.
Visits to London with children
Big Ben and Parliament
This characteristic palace was first home to the royal family, and later became the Parliament where they meet the House of Lords and the House of Commons.
Big Ben is the best-known icon of London, and it's worth waiting for the time to listen to its characteristic melody.
Take advantage of the visit to explain to the children the story of Guy Fawkes, a well-known character in England who has his own tradition and party on November 5th.
The tower can be visited, although the reserve has a very long waiting list. Until this year the entrance was free, but in 2012 a price of 15 pounds (18 €) for adults and 6 pounds for children has been established to cover maintenance costs.
There are family discounts and children under 5 continue free.
Westminster Abbey is one of the best known in London, its neo-Gothic style reminiscent of the Notre Dame church in Paris.
In this construction of the XIII century, there are the tombs of several monarchs, in addition to those of important characters such as Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton or Charles Dickens, so we can take the opportunity to explain to the children who they were and their importance in the story.
Admission price for adults is 13 pounds and 6 pounds for children between 11 and 18 years old. Families can get special discounts based on the number of children. Check the schedules well, as some areas of the Abbey close before others.
The home of royalty is English is a beautiful palace that impresses all visitors. Always surrounded by people, for the children it will be very fun to contemplate how the changing of the guard of the particular English soldiers takes place.
St. Paul's Cathedral
St. Paul's Cathedral is one of the most beautiful buildings in the city, as well as being the second largest cathedral in the world.
It has been rebuilt several times, since its construction dates from the seventh century, and currently what stands out is its spectacular dome.
The price for adults is 15 pounds, 6 pounds for children between six and seventeen, and 36 pounds for families (two adults and two children). The hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tower of London and Tower Bridge
The Tower of London is a characteristic castle that can be very entertaining to visit, its medieval atmosphere will delight children. Besides knowing interesting stories you can see the Crown Jewels.
The famous Tower Bride, next to the castle, is one of the most recurrent images of the city.
You can visit the Tower of London from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (from 0:00 p.m. on Sundays and Mondays). The price for adults is 21 pounds, children between five and fifteen 11 pounds and the family ticket is 55 pounds (for two adults and up to six children).