Sometimes a big metropolitan city like London seems out of reach for families, especially those traveling with young children. Fear not, we have come up with an excellent variety of things to do, places to see, and restaurants to dine at. Enjoy!
Although London has many fine dining locations, while traveling with children it’s best to eat at relaxed, flexible places. For this we recommend a few restaurants:
Bubba Gump Shrimp: It’s a tribute to the movie ‘Forrest Gump’. The specialty is of course shrimp, but the menu ranges from burgers to salads. The southern American flare is visible in everything from the decorations to the menu and staff. For reservations call 0203 7635 288. It’s located in 13 Coventry Street, London, W1D 7AB, and opens from 11 am until late.
Ed’s Easy Diner : is indeed, as the name suggests, an easygoing delicious American diner. Bound to be a hit for all members of the family. Although there are many locations throughout London the closest to Danubius is the Euston Station diner, The Piazza, London NW1 2DY. For reservations call 020 7388 6967. It’s open from 7.30 to 10:00 PM.
Belgo Centraal, on the other hand is one of the most loved themed restaurants in London. This Belgian restaurant is a treasure in the heart of London. Staff are clothed in the monk’s robes, and serve everything Belgian from mussels, fries and a selection of gourmet beers. Located in 50 Earlham St, London WC2H 9LJ. Call for reservations 020 7813 2233. Opens 12 PM to 11:30 PM.
Or if you do not fancy going out for dinner, you can always have some food in our Pavilion Lounge Bar, we have a nice kid’s menu available! Ask our staff, they would be more than happy to help you.
A stay in London wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Hamleys, the oldest toy store in the world. This incredible place with wow factor for anyone at any age, it’s a must see. Hamleys is located on Regent Street, just off of Oxford Street that is easily reachable from our hotel by a quick bus ride. The imaginative displays and what seems to look like an endless variety and supply of toys for even the pickiest child are a sight that can’t be missed. Open daily from 10- 8 pm.
There are plenty of museums and attractions that kids would love as well. In particular we recommend visiting the Museum of London where you can discover the wonders and stories of one of the greatest cities in the world and its people. Travel through time with prehistoric finds and stories, to a show of the contemporary metropolitan we know today. Enjoy interactive activities, colorful games and child friendly displays. Don’t miss out on events for the younger ones during weekdays, family discounts and free events during the weekends. Open daily from 10-6m (EC2Y 5HN). Easiest to reach by tube on the Central line, St. Paul’s station.
The V&A Museum of Childhood, on the other hand is a museum that’s one of its kind. See a display of toys from the 1600’s to today’s games. See how children used to live, eat, play, dress and live their childhoods. Interesting for the whole family as the adults travel through memory lane and teach their children about the past. The museum runs limited time only events, programs and activities for all to enjoy. Open daily from 10-6m (E2 9PA). The nearest tube is Bethnal Green, on the Central line.
See also our list of amazing parks to visit for a nice family day out here.