Top Tips for an Unforgettable Family Trip To London

London has something for everyone, which makes it such a great destination for families of all kinds. There’s an array of different cuisines, and despite being named an expensive place to live and explore, London does have options for those on a budget.

Do your research so that you know what to do, what to see, where to go, and where to eat. There are many experiences to be had, so many you won’t be able to see them all! Rather than spread yourself too thin, plan and ask your family what parts of London they wish to explore.

Know What’s Available, But Don’t Plan Every Move

London is a vast city, and even with its great transport links, you will struggle to see it all. Waking up early can mean beating certain crowds, but rather than put pressure on yourself, know what is available, write a few down in a list, and see which are close together and can be grouped into one visit.

You cannot see it all; London is tiring, so do not put so much pressure on yourself or your family. By ranking must-sees and what is more important, you do not have to rush or feel bitterly disappointed if you don’t see something that is lower down on your list.

Make Use of the Great Free Activities Available

Free in London often means that Londoners will flock to see it. This applies to everything from free live music to free art exhibitions, to even open air movies on a canal.

There are so many great things available. In 2020, London’s first art mural competition will commence, and there are many great outdoor art exhibits throughout the year to see and enjoy first hand, for example.

Then, of course, there are some of the best museums in the world that are free to enter and enjoy. Free comedy nights, free music, free art – the list goes on, so you will need to look up what is available during your stay to experience it all.

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry

London is vibrant and everchanging; Londoners themselves don’t have the time or resources to see the entire city in all its glory. So, what can you do? Slow down and explore the great culinary options available to you.

There are many great places to eat in Shoreditch, as well as bars with secret entrances, passwords, and exclusive alcohol menus. You will want to book in advance, so you can avoid disappointment – Shoreditch itself does not have large restaurants or bars, and so space is very limited. Besides from Shoreditch, head to Camden Town and Covent Garden – the latter has great street entertainment.

Get Lost

London has many stunning corners in every single borough. For first-time visitors to London, however, the best places to get lost are Zone 1. Don’t use your map, and spend time just walking around different streets and take in the history, architecture, and find some hidden gems that are unique to you.