The county’s capital is a great day trip for any family, there is so much to see and do. So much so the amount of attractions that will satisfy every member can be quite daunting. Don’t despair; here is list of the most unmissable activities in London that make a day never to be forgotten.
The London Eye
This amazing modern marvel stands at 135 metres tall, is the world’s tallest observation wheel and is one of the biggest attractions in the UK. Each glass capsule takes the riders slowly above the city to unveil a view like no other. This is the only place in London where you can take in all the biggest sites at once. The spectacular ride takes around 30 minutes to complete and is situated on the famous South Bank of the River Thames which allows easy access from all transport links.
The World’s first scientific zoo is a lovely idea for a family outing. Exhibits such as the Butterfly Paradise, Into Africa and Meet the Monkeys, where gusts are lead on an exciting walk to meet some of the zoo’s cutest inhabitants, means that there really is something for everyone at London zoo! There is a café, picnic shop and a fish and chips kiosk as well as a gift shop where you can purchase an array of souvenirs to commemorate your visit to this amazing zoo.
A Trip to the West End
West End musicals have been a part of London life since the ages of Shakespeare and still have so much to offer. The West End is the continuous home to some world renowned stage titles, there will be no lack of shows, in fact, the family will be spoiled for choice! Remember to book in advance for a famous musical though, you really want to avoid disappointment at the box office and there are loads of good deals and cheap theatre tickets for the West End online. A good example is Matilda tickets, which go like hotcakes, so for the most spectacular end to your day this enchanting capital city get your tickets in advance.
Princess Diana Memorial Playground
For a really relaxing time, why not head to the Princess Diana Memorial Gardens. The playground situated in the middle of the garden is home to a huge wooden pirate ship! There are also various toys, play sculptures and park apparatus that will be no end of fun for children of all ages. Adults can stroll through the beautiful gardens safe in the knowledge of the top security at the playground.
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