Best Things to do in London in 2023: Family Edition


So far in 2023, London has hosted a marathon, a Royal coronation, sell out shows by top performers across some of its biggest stadiums, and top sporting events including major football tournaments and cricket tournaments. But with summer now upon us, the city has taken on a new lease of life – with outside spaces becoming a major part of every tourist’s experience as they move across the city.
Of course, when it comes to travelling to and around London as a family, things change a little. It’s not as easy to pass by your Hyde Park accommodation as you head straight for the bar – with kids needing a combination of time out and immersive and stimulating experiences to keep them entertained.
Which is why we’ve created this blog – sharing just a handful of the best things to do in London in 2023 with kids in tow.

1. Get your hands on a London Pass

When it comes to the top and most talked-about London attractions and experiences, getting a London Pass is a no brainer. Once purchased, this Pass will get you into a whole host of attractions – with selected add-ons including Oyster Card travel abilities and more. It’s a great way of getting access to a range of places and things to see with one investment – meaning you don’t have to choose between London’s various attractions (and won’t feel so bad when the kids get bored after just an hour in Madame Tussauds or the SeaLife centre).

2. Spend time in the Royal Parks

One of our favourite things about the Grand Royal London and other central hotels is the proximity to the Royal Parks – with Hyde Park and Regent’s Park up there as the best two for families to visit. The lakes with pedalo experiences, the many footpaths, and of course the access to ZSL London Zoo via Regent’s Park means that these parks offer more than just a place to enjoy the sun.

3. Twist Museum

Yes, London is packed full of museums – but this new one on Oxford Street offers something a little different, which will engage and interest visitors of all ages. Perspective is challenged in every way throughout the Twist Museum, with even the most regular of items adapted so that they present a whole new experience or way of looking at something.
A great conversation starter – and just a short walk away from your hotel in Bayswater.

4. Ride the Emirates Airline Cable Car

This is a way of enjoying London’s view but in a way which is more immersive than simply heading to the top of the Shard – making it a more engaging experience for kids in particular. Riding from North Greenwich across the Thames to the Docklands, the cable car is TfL in a way you’ve never experienced it before!

5. Head to Kidzania!

There is no better way to zap some energy from your kids than taking them to Kidzania, where they can explore the inside city which was built for children. The purpose behind Kidzania is to introduce kids to all different roles and walks of life within a single city – meaning they might just leave with a whole new career in mind…
Where will your family visit to London take you?