It can often be difficult to please the whole family on holiday, especially if you’re jet setting with a wide range of ages. An eighty year old may very well not enjoy the same activities as a four year old and although spending time as a family will trump any activities enjoyment, it’s always good to find something to float everyone’s boat. Luckily, guests at hotels in the city of London will not be disappointed when it comes to all-inclusive good times. Whether it’s a tour of historic sites or a boat ride down the Thames there’ll always be something for
Sea Life Centre
Based on the South Bank just across the river from the Houses of Parliament, the Sea Life Centre is an all-round great time for anybody looking to learn more about the life of aquatic creatures. With a wide range of exhibitions, guests can even feel the star fish in child friendly rock pools.
The London Eye
Also located on the South Bank, the London Eye is a 30 capsule Ferris wheel overlooking the Thames. Not only is the view breath taking and exciting for all ages, the thirty minute ride is a great way for anyone new to London to get their bearings of just how expansive the city is. The 135 metres high structure takes half an hour to make a full revolution and opened in the year 2000, bringing in 3.75 million visitors each year.
The Barbican Centre
For those staying in hotels near the barbican London, you’re in luck. The Barbican itself is one of the most iconic places to visit in the city and is one of the best venues in which to find the best in film, theatre, music and art in the whole city. The unique looking building holds various exhibitions and due to its wide variety, can cater to all ages and interests. The Barbican Centre is truly one of the best all round crowd pleasers in the city.
Based just off of Marble Arch and near to Green Park and St James Park, Hyde Park is one of the largest parks in the city spanning at a jaw dropping 350 acres. Not only will the beautiful botanical gardens and massive range of trees delight any nature lover, the Serpentine River is home to many types of water bird so be sure to bring your kids some feed to get a close look at those beautiful swans. If you fancy taking a dip, there’s a public bathing area in the river alongside the chance to rent out pedalos and paddle boats to enjoy the river from without, not within. The Princess Diana Memorial Playground is inspired by Peter Pan and encourages kids to use their imagination when they’re playing whilst the wide range of sculptures and historic memorials are bound to interest any culture lover or history lover. If you’re looking for some lively debate then take a stroll past speaker’s corner, whilst the Serpentine Gallery is bound to pique the interest of art aficionados of all ages.