- By Kevin
- On Aug 7, 2017
- Travel Tips
Paris tours tips guide you explore the best of Paris right for the family holiday. Our first family trip to London was in the spring of 2010 followed up by a second visit at the end of the summer 2013 and a spring break trip in March of 2015. We have seen many of the big attractions but there is still so much more that we want to see and experience in London and beyond. Here's a list of some of our family's favourite places and activities in London that we will just continue to add to.
Day Trips from the City
Day trips from London are a great option as there are numerous places to visit within a short train ride of central London including Windsor Castle, Oxford, Stonehenge, Bath, the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon. One of our family's favourite day trips was a river cruise to Greenwich where visitors head to the Royal Observatory in order to stand on the Prime Meridian or with one foot in each hemisphere. There is a machine in the courtyard which will print a Certificate declaring that you stood astride the Prime Meridian with the precise time GMT for one pound (be sure to have one pound coins on hand) which makes a great souvenir to take home to show friends.
One of the great things about London for families is that there is free admission (although there may be a charge for special exhibitions) at many of the museums including the British Museum which is one of the world's greatest museums of history and where you can see incredible artifacts such as the Elgin Marbles and the Rosetta Stone. The list of museums with free admission also includes the Natural History Museum; the National Gallery; the National Portrait Gallery; the Science Museum; the Tate Modern; and the Victoria and Albert Museum.