How to keep the kids entertained in London when you’re on a budget


When you’re visiting London with the little ones in tow, it’s important that you consider ways that you can keep them entertained and happy for the weekend.

If you’ve planned a stay at the Montcalm luxury hotel London, you’ll be glad to know that there’s a whole host of things that you can do nearby that the kids will love and that won’t mean that you have to break the bank.

Read on to find out more about keeping the little ones entertained in London on a budget.

Visit the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground


Broad Walk, London W2 4RU

When it comes to inventive play areas in London, it doesn’t get much better than this one, which was built to commemorate the life of the late princess of Wales, who was known for her love of children. A huge wooden pirate ship forms the centrepiece for this playground, which children will love to clamour over and pretend that they are fighting enemies at sea. There are also a number of cute tepees, perfect for playing hide and seek in.

Tired parents and carers can relax on the park benches that surround the play area while they watch over their little ones before strolling back to the Montcalm luxury hotel London

Head to Hamleys


188-196 Regent St, Soho, London W1B 5BT

If you’ve got the little ones with you in the capital, it’s practically a crime to not stop off at world-renowned toy shop Hamleys. Here children will be able to explore a number of floors, each kitted out with the latest toys, games and electronical goods. If you can’t afford to splash out on the more extravagant gifts, don’t worry, there are plenty of small souvenirs that the little ones will love just the same. Be sure to check out all of the stunning window displays here to.

Learn about the history of London at Buckingham Palace


Westminster, London SW1A 1AA

Believe it or not, little ones really do like learning, so taking them to stand outside Buckingham Palace is not only free, it is also something that you can guarantee they will enjoy. Check out the times for the changing of the guards, which is something that is guaranteed to fascinate small children and ensure that they are asking questions all day.

Explore Battersea Park Children’s Zoo


Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ

After taking advantage of some of our London hotels special offers round up the kids for a day getting up close and personal with some truly tiny creatures. Little ones will love getting the chance to see otters, monkeys, donkeys, lemurs and maybe in a few chipmunks while they explore the grounds here. If your children are brave, be sure to take them to the Reptile House, where they can see a range of slippery, scaly animals such as snakes and turtles.