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The Most Charming Family Attractions in London

London is a beautiful destination to visit with family. Whether your clan includes kids, teenagers, or all adults, there’s something for everyone in the English capital. From the magical world of Harry Potter to a petting zoo near Shoreditch right in the heart of the city, here are the most charming family attractions to visit while you’re in London.

In this guide, we’ll look at some of the most memorable family activities you can enjoy in London. So you can make the most of your trip from start to finish.

1. The Making of Harry Potter Studio Tour

The Harry Potter Studio Tour opened its doors in 2012 and it is now the most popular tourist attraction in the United Kingdom, welcoming up to 6,000 visitors per day. 
Visitors can wander through Diagon Alley and onto Platform 9 ¾, while the kids will love the Great Hall, where they can get up close to props and costumes from the iconic film franchise.
Located at the Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden, Hertfordshire, each tour lasts around three hours and tickets, not available on the door, must be purchased in advance online. 
Distance to our London hotel: Approx. one hour (via West Midlands Trains to Watford Junction)
Hotels Near the Making of Harry Potter Studio Tour 
Pullman St Pancras is an elegant hotel situated approximately one-mile away from the Making of Harry Potter Studio Tour and is perfect for an indulgent night’s rest after exploring the wonders of the wizarding world.
2.	Natural History Museum

2. Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum, London, is home to around 80-million items and artifacts across extensive botany, entomology, mineralogy, paleontology and zoology collections. 
Generations of children have wandered the famous old halls of the museum, gazing upwards as they pass the Diplodocus skeleton replica hanging in the central hall. 
Spend a whole morning or afternoon learning about natural history with your children, whose imaginations can run wild as they discover the history of life on earth. 
Distance to our London hotel: 27 minutes (via the Piccadilly Line) 
Spitalfields City Farm

3. Spitalfields City Farm

Right around the corner from the hip Shoreditch and in the shadows of skyscrapers less than one mile away, you’ll find Spitalfields City Park, which has been open since 1978.
The farm is home to many favourite farmyard animals including sheep, pigs, and super-cute Guinea pigs. The farm has plenty of green space which encourages wildlife, including birds, bugs, and insects to come into the area — making it extremely rich in contrast to much of the surrounding city. 
Distance to our London hotel: 28 minutes (via the Hammersmith & City line)

4. Discover Children's Story Centre

If you’re looking for somewhere cool for babies, toddlers and young children to explore and learn, Discover Children’s Story Centre is an ideal choice. 
Perfect for children between the ages of one and eleven, the interactive story trail will help imaginations work as they explore the Story World and Story Garden.
Designed to “create a love of language, literature and stories”, the immersive exhibitions help improve children’s reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in an entertaining way. 
Distance to our London hotel: 29 minutes (via the Circle and Central lines)
London is a truly fantastic city to visit with the whole family, whether you’re visiting world-class attractions, exploring the many beautiful parks and green spaces, or simply relaxing and enjoying your time together. 
Book your stay with Pullman and enjoy comfort and the very best hospitality from the moment you arrive.

5. Temperate House at Kew Gardens

Visit the largest Victorian glasshouse in the world at Kew Gardens. Kids and teenagers will love exploring this magical glasshouse. The breathtakingly beautiful space is home to spectacular plant species, some of which are extinct in the natural world! 

6. 4DX Cinema

A step up from 3D, the 4DX cinema in Leicester Square is a perfect choice for a rainy afternoon in London. Your seat will rock and rumble around with the film, jets of air will tousle your hair, and sprinkles of water add a realistic touch to some scenes. You can stop the water if you want, but that might spoil some of the fun! 


London is a truly fantastic city to visit with the whole family. Whether you’re visiting world-class attractions, exploring the many beautiful parks and green spaces, or simply relaxing and enjoying your time together. Book your stay with Pullman and enjoy beautiful comfort from the moment you arrive. 

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