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Best places to take your family in London

What are the best places to take your family in London?

Tower of London

Tips for visiting Tower of London By Mark Fitzgerald There is lots more to see at the Tower than we have planned. We have about 4 hours planned for sightseeing at the Tower of London. It is one of those types of attractions that you could go back to several times and have a different experience each time.

St. Paul's Cathedral

Tips for visiting St. Paul's Cathedral By Mark Fitzgerald St. Paul's is an icon of London. It stands majestically in the heart of the City. We will start our tour of St. Paul's Cathedral with stopping and just taking it all in. It is worth a moment to just take a seat and just observe.

Hampton Court Palace

Tips for visiting Hampton Court Palace By Mark Fitzgerald We will be arriving at Hampton Court late morning after touring Epsom. It is not normally considered a London attraction and is located 16 miles (25 kilometers) downriver from the Tower of London. We plan on arriving via train.

Millennium Bridge

Tips for visiting Millennium Bridge By Mark Fitzgerald The London Millennium Footbridge Bridge is something that I would really like to experience. In itself it is just a bridge crossing the river Thames and not very much of an attraction. But the view of St. Paul's, to me, is just striking.

Churchill War Rooms

Tips for visiting the Churchill War Rooms By Mark Fitzgerald The Churchill War Room museum is the original cabinet war rooms used by Churchill during World War II. The site was closed down after the war. It has limited use until it was formally opened as a museum in 1984 as a London attraction.

Windsor Castle

Tips for Visiting Windsor Castle By Mark Fitzgerald Windsor Castle is often considered a London attraction, though it is located 22 miles (35 kilometers) from Buckingham Palace. Most tourists visit Windsor by taking the train. The castle is about a five to eight minute walk from the train station.

Westminster Abbey

Tips for Visiting Westminster Abbey By Mark Fitzgerald Though it is likely to be a busy time we plan on visiting Westminster Abbey on a Tuesday afternoon. We will need to check the website before going as times vary day by day.

Tips for visiting the HMS Belfast

Tips for visiting the HMS Belfast By Mark Fitzgerald The HMS Belfast, a World War II light cruiser, is moored across the Thames from the Tower of London. It opened as a London attraction in 1971. We plan on getting there by walking across the Tower Bridge and arriving fairly early in the morning - about 10:45.

British Museum

Tips for visiting the British Museum One of the crowning jewels of all London attractions, the British Museum could take several days on its own to see all that you would like to. Trying to cram it in to 2 hours, as we plan to do, just is scratching the surface.

http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/

Great bookshop, not too big and excellent cafe with top cakes

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Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Blackpool Pleasure Beach is an amusement park situated along the Fylde coast in Blackpool, Lancashire, England.

The View from the Shard

Tips for visiting the Shard By Mark Fitzgerald The Shard is one of London's newest attractions. It opened in 2012 and is the tallest building in Western Europe. The Shard is a beautiful looking building and has a viewing gallery and observation deck that looks awesome (called the View from the shard).

Kensington Palace

Tips for visiting Kensington Palace By Mark Fitzgerald We plan on visiting Kensington Palace just after we have landed in London. The main purpose is to stay awake and adjust to the new time zone. While we will walk through some of the Kensington Palace Gardens most of it and the park will be left for another part of our trip.

Fat Tire Bike Tours in London | Family Vacation Plans

Tips for Fat Tire Bike Tours in London By Mark Fitzgerald My brother suggested that we checkout http://london.fattirebiketours.com/. He took tours in both Paris and London and thoroughly enjoyed them. Fat Tire offers a 4 hour Royal Tour that looks like it goes all throughout the parks (Kensington, Green, St.

Covent Garden Market

Tips for visiting Covent Garden Market By Mark Fitzgerald The London attraction of Covent Garden Market is not too different than Boston's Quincy market. There is a wide variety shops, crafts and foods. Similar to other large city markets it is a wide area, as much as a single market.

Banqueting House

Tips for visiting the Banqueting House By Mark Fitzgerald The Banqueting House was to be a wing of a much larger palace that was never built. As a result it is in an architectural style than it's surroundings. The building isn't much more than a big hall.

Exposing your family to Shakespeare | Family Vacation Plans

Tips for Visiting Shakespeare's Globe Theatre by Mark Fitzgerald There are at least ways of visiting the Globe Theatre attraction in London. You can stop by the outside, look around and take pictures. You can take a tour of the theater and its visitors center. Or you can go and watch a play.

Overlooking London with your family from atop the London Eye | Family Vacation Plans

Tips for visiting the London Eye By Mark Fitzgerald The London Eye has quickly become an iconic experience for first time visitors to London despite being only 14 years old. This London attraction will give you a 30 minute ride to see the sites of London.

Shopping with the family in London | Family Vacation Plans

An Afternoon Windows Shopping with the Family on Regents Street By Mark Fitzgerald What I love about London is the combination of old an new. Where you can combine the tradition, pomp and circumstance with cutting edge fashion, culture and technology. Window shopping in London's West End pulls together architecture of the early 1800s and the styles of today.

London Transport Museum is one of the most family friendly sites in London | Family Vacation Plans

Tips for Visiting the London Transport Museum By Mark Fitzgerald The London Transport Museum has to be one of the most family friendly museums in all of London. The museum has hands on activities and exhibits for all ages. Start your visit by entering the museum through the Covent Garden Piazza.

Victoria and Albert Museum and things to see for children of all ages | Family Vacation Plans

Your family and the V&A By Mark Fitzgerald At first I was hesitant about the Victoria and Albert Museum. This London attraction is billed as the world's greatest museum of decorative art and design. I was thinking odd clothing, funky wall hangings and other interesting housewares.

High end shopping at Harrods with the family | Family Vacation Plans

Tips for visiting Harrods with your family by Mark Fitzgerald Visiting a high end department store with my family isn't usually the thing we want to do on vacation, even if it is the biggest in Europe. But Harrods offers something unique to see.

Taking to space with your family while visiting the London Science Museum | Family Vacation Plans

Tips for Visiting the London Museum of Science by Mark Fitzgerald As stated on the Natural History post, our itinerary includes 2 London museum attractions to visit as a single activity -- the London Museum of Natural History and London Museum of Science.

Families and Dinosaurs - Visiting the London Museum of Natural History | Family Vacation Plans

On our itinerary, we put down 2 London attractions to visit as a single activity -- the London Museum of Natural History and the London Museum of Science. As a family we are not sure which we will do and it is highly dependent on the day.

High end shopping at Harrods with the family | Family Vacation Plans

Tips for visiting Harrods with your family by Mark Fitzgerald Visiting a high end department store with my family isn't usually the thing we want to do on vacation, even if it is the biggest in Europe. But Harrods offers something unique to see.