A Comprehensive Guide to Planning Your London Holiday with Toddlers

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If you’re planning to spend a holiday in London with your family, the city is full of fun things to do with kids. From discovering the local areas, parks, theme destinations, and theatre to exploring the incredible toddler-friendly museums, you’re sure to have a delightful family time in the city!

Packing right is the first and foremost step when it comes to travelling with toddlers. Some essentials that you must pack to enjoy a breezy trip to London with your little one include:

  • A compact and lightweight stroller (Easy to push in Tubes and Buses)
  • A baby carrier for little ones
  • A raincoat or pakamacs because London rains are unpredictable.

With all the essentials packed, here’s what you can do to experience the best of London with your toddler or young ones!

Explore the Local Area

Choosing a comfortable stay in a prime location is key to having a great experience in discovering London. Reserve a stay at the opulent Montcalm Hotel London City and start by making your stay with toddlers super-comfortable and exploring the city in a seamless way. London is great to explore on foot, or via the local transport system of the city. Let your kids enjoy the joy of riding a tube, the iconic double-decker busses of London or let them get awestruck walking in the iconic London city streets. This will allow you ample time to settle, soak in the London atmosphere and save your energy for the upcoming adventures!

South Bank for Toddlers & Family Time

Any trip to London planned with toddlers, kids and family will include exploring the vibrant South Bank area. Fuel yourself with a wholesome breakfast at one of the exquisite Finsbury Square restaurants, before you begin your London adventures. The South Bank area has great events planned for kids throughout the year. So do check out the South Bank Centre website calendar and book some fun, events and shows for your little ones. Enjoy the iconic London Eye from here and buzz around the River Thames with street entertainers, a carousel and vendor with candy floss, frozen yoghurt food and ice cream trucks, and much more to take in the London vibe. You will see families, tourists and locals enjoy this space at an open-to-all playground area and enjoy gear meals and make restaurants and cafes. Take some time to click a few pictures to look back at and walk all the way down to the London aquarium and the Shrek experience from here. While you’re out doing some memorable sightseeing in South Bank, make sure to enjoy a spectacular boat ride experience on the River Thames, offering panoramic views of the city’s most famous landmarks including the Shard, Tate Modern, and the St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Explore World-class Museums

London’s museums are a testament to its rich culture and history. Adding at least one museum to your itinerary is one of the best decisions ever! If your toddler is a space fanatic and gets super excited seeing astronauts, spaceships, and rocket ships, then head to London’s Science Museum. All seven floors of this popular museum are a storehouse of mad-looking inventions and hands-on exhibits.

If it’s the world of the biggest living creatures that have walked earth intrigues you and your little one, look no further than the legendary National History Museum. Meet animatronic dinosaurs, a dodo, a gigantic whale skeleton, glow-in-the-dark rare crystals and so much more at this museum which is also a world-renowned research institute. After what’s sure to be a memorable kids’ day out, reward yourself with a rejuvenating spa at hotels in London, nearby and call it a day.

You can also navigate your way around the nine decks of the iconic HMS Belfast Museum, with several fun-filled family activities on board every weekend and a free entry ticket, to enjoy it all! Also, the London Transport Museum with its world-renowned galleries and exhibits featuring vintage London buses, trams, trains, and hidden London tours offers the perfect family adventure, sure to be loved by you and your kids alike.

Enjoy Endless Fun in London Parks

The massive and scenic parks of London are a great way to spend a day in the city, with a blend of some of the best attractions and an opportunity to relax. Hyde Park, a 350-acre royal park in the heart of the city boasts the oldest swimming club in the UK, panoramic lakeside paths and an abundance of majestic wildlife to spot! Another highlight of the park is the Princess Diana Memorial Playground, featuring a life-sized Pirate ship (yes, you read that right!) and sensory walks to take joy in. It's quite evident that London is the perfect choice of holiday destination for people of all ages. So, look out for the best and most suitable London hotel packages when travelling with kids and family to enjoy great comforts and have a memorable trip!