Since moving north London has become more of an adventure spot for the kids and I. As it is no longer on our doorstep we tend to plan our trips carefully and fill out our days. Consequently we have found some fab, more unique things to do in our capital city.
Getting to London from the north is easy, economically you can travel by coach hire or if there are a few of you, you could consider a minibus hire to London. You could drive yourself, but parking can be a serious chore and extremely expensive.
5 Things to do with kids of the beaten track in London
- Go swimming in The Serpentine
The Serpentine Lido and its smaller paddling pool are fabulous for both adults and children. You will find the water open for swimming on weekends throughout May and seven days a week from 1 June to 12 September.
Alongside the Serpentine Lido is the Lido Cafe Bar which has waterside tables and you can enjoy a drink when the British weather is behaving!
2. Holland Park Kyoto Garden
Holland Park is beautiful, with over 22 acres of land and a picturesque Kyoto Garden. You and the kids will feel like you have been transported to Japan, and everyone will marvel at the stunning peacocks.
3. The Ragged School Museum
Want the children to see what life was like at school in days gone by?
Then pay a visit to the Ragged School Museum – The museum has several gallery areas, a reconstructed Victorian Classroom where on certain days you can experience a real life lesson. A Victorian East End Kitchen where you can touch and feel as life was back in the day. This museum is designed for little hands to touch and play, so consequently is loved by small people!
4. Emirates Airline Cable Car
This is the UK’s first urban cable car, Emirates Airline provides an exciting crossing between terminals close to the Excel Centre at Royal Docks and the O2 Arena at Greenwich. The views are amazing for those who aren’t terrified of heights!
Try it at night – it is spectacular.
5. Arcelormittal Orbit and the Slide
One of the coolest things to do in London with kids has to be the Arcelormittal Orbit and the Slide, it is a celebration of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and by far the largest sculpture in Britain.
The view from the top is worth the 455 steps, and not forgetting you can slide back down on the worlds longest tunnel slide!!!!
Fun, Art, and History rolled into one!