Tips for travelling to London with children including our stay at top child friendly hotels and things to do while you're there.
Firstly travelling to London I would suggest looking into buying a family rail card if planning to travel by train. It costs £26 and saves 1/3rd on adult fares and 60% of kid's fares. Our fare as a family of 4 was reduced from £200 to £110. Arriving at The Renaissance Chancery Court Hotel we had been booked on the family duck package which includes a greatly reduced rate on rooms for a family of 4 staying for 2 nights at the weekend. As well as many duck themed extras thrown in the highlight of the trip without doubt was brilliant Duck Tour. This involves a tour around London in an amphibious yellow vehicle seeing all the sights by land AND THEN ending up launched into the Thames and sailing past the Houses of Parliament. Entertaining, informative and exciting, but also slightly worrying when the skipper keeps tapping on the pump indicators and that the bottom of the open window is about two foot above the water level. It all adds up to a rather unique experience not to be missed. Right next to the Duck tour is the London Eye. We all went on this to keep my husband Dave happy as he had yearned to experience this for a long time. The queues were not at all too bad and waited 20 minutes if that to get on. A full loop takes around 30 minutes and you view landmarks such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and The Tate. We also managed to fit in visits to the Natural History Museum - great for dinosaur enthusiasts and the British Museum which is a wealth of cultural artefacts. Both buildings are incredible in their architecture which is of course lost on the kids. Also see further three blog items relating to sightseeing in London with children.