- By Kevin
- On Aug 4, 2017
- Travel Tips
Our great Family Vacations are designed to appeal to every generation from children to grandparents. We offer a mix of education and entertainment on all our family vacation packages. Discover real experiences on your London tours and family getaway.
Since its opening in 2000, The London Eye has become the most popular paid-for attraction in the United Kingdom and visitors eagerly join the sometimes lengthy queue for the opportunity to ride the world's largest cantilevered observation wheel. If by chance the kids haven't heard of it before arriving in London, they will be clamouring to ride it as soon as they get their first glimpse. It's best to arrive first thing in the morning before the queues get too long and a clear day is better for enjoying the breathtaking views across the city and beyond. It's also a good idea to make sure that the kids understand ahead of time that this wheel moves very slowly! Tickets may also be purchased online ahead of time which will cut down the wait considerably.
Tower of London
The Tower of London is another must-see attraction for families with something to appeal to everyone. Visitors of all ages can learn more about the Tower's gory history, see suits of royal armour, and admire the display of crown jewels while exploring the fortress. Older kids will enjoy the free 60 minute tours conducted by the Yeoman Warders (popularly known as 'Beefeaters') who entertain the crowds with intriguing tales of imprisonment, torture and execution. The kids will be fascinated by the Tower Ravens which are seen around the grounds as, according to legend, the kingdom and the Tower will fall if the resident ravens ever leave the fortress.