Like many other capital cities, London can appear unfriendly towards children. With busy traffic, crowded streets, expensive restaurants and hotels it can seem as if everything is against you if you are trying to show your kids the city.
But if you plan carefully and do some research you should find that London has a lot to offer to families. There are hotels and guesthouses that have excellent facilities for children, and many restaurants do offer children's menus.
In addition most tourist attractions and museums will have discounted admission fees for children, or will offer a family ticket price.
You should never be short of ideas for how to entertain your kids in London for the amount and variety of things on offer is endless.
There are the old favourites such as the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, London Zoo, Madame Tussaud's, the London Dungeon or the Pepsi Trocadero.
Or if you want something a bit more education museums such as the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum cater very well for kids. With lots of interactive exhibitions they should be entertained for hours. Or for something more specifically aimed at children you could try Pollock's Toy Museum or the Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood.
Parks such as Regents Park and Hyde Park offer children's playgrounds and boating lakes whilst Battersea Park even includes a children's zoo.
If you'd like something a bit more unusual how about a visit to the Mudchute City Farm, or have a go at brass rubbing at the Brass Rubbing Centre at St Martins-in-the-Fields church.
And if you want entertainment for free you could always try areas such as Covent Garden where the street entertainers should keep little ones amused.
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