Are you in the process of planning your family’s trip to London, England? If so, you may soon start to examine area attractions. As a parent, you know the importance of educating your child, while still allowing them to have fun. What is nice about London is that you can do both at many places, including the three top rated attractions highlighted below.
1 – The Tower of London
The Tower of London is located on Tower Hill in the City Square Mile neighborhood.
At first glance, your children might assume they will be bored out of their mind, but that won’t be the case once they step inside. A world of fun, excitement, and learning awaits.
The Yeaman Warder tours are perfect for children of all ages. In fact, it is one of the biggest attractions of The Tower. The warders, also commonly known as “Beefeaters,” not only stand guard but give short tours. This landmark is also known for its legend of the raven. Your children can have fun spotting one of seven Ravens onsite. A visit to the Jewel House, where your children can look at the Crown Jewels of England, will leave them amazed, especially when they see the armed guards.
In addition to the above-mentioned family friendly activities that can be found at the Tower of London, there is much more. In fact, you are encouraged to stop at the Welcome Center. There you will find a printed trail guide perfect for your family.
2 – The Imperial War Museum
The Imperial War Museum is located on Lambeth Road in the Waterloo neighborhood. There is no better way to educate your children on the history of England and the wars it fought than to visit this museum.
Although your kids may cringe at the thought of visiting a history museum, they will be filled with wonder and excitement once they step inside. There are over six floors of exhibits and galleries to explore. Inside you will find paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, film footage, historical recordings, and library items. The most attractive display for children is that of war memorabilia. Here, you can find real weapons from World War I and II, as well as a life-size tank!
3 – The London Eye
The London Eye, located on the Westminster Bridge Road, can be a once in a lifetime opportunity for your children. Not only may they never return to London, but they may not have the chance to see this fantastic view of London again.
The London Eye will be a source of excitement for your children, as it is a large Ferris wheel. In fact, it is one of the greatest wheels in the world. You and your family step into a large capsule that seats more than 25. Although seats are provided, visitors can get up and move around. The room to move around is what enables you to see some of the best views of London.
A perfect end to a stop at the London Eye is to take a London Eye River Cruise. These 40-minute cruises come highly rated and recommended. Children under five can cruise free of charge.
4 – Madame Tussaud’s
Madame Tussaud’s is located on Marylebone Road in the Regent’s Park neighborhood. This wax museum is not only one that your children will enjoy, but you will as well.
As soon as you and your family step inside, you will be greeted with life-size wax figures. You and your children may automatically recognize these figures. Well-known stars who have been waxed include David and Victoria Beckham, Brad Pitt, Jim Carrey, Tom Cruise, Harrison Ford, Elvis Presley, Tiger Woods, and the cast of Big Brother 9.
Although a visit to Madame Tussaud’s is more geared towards entertainment than education, you can easily add your educational spin. Also, waxed are world leaders, and important British figures, such as Martin Luther King, Tony Blair, Prince William, and Albert Einstein.