The Local Edit: Be a Tourist in Your Own City
Hitting up a tourist spot in the middle of the summer holidays might be your idea of hell, but August in London can be a surprisingly nice time to take advantage of the city. Have a go and let us know how you get on!
For all the family
London Transport Museum, Covent Garden: Kids can drive vehicles, push buttons and collect stamps while adults and older kids can learn a thing or two about the London transport system (or join in with the button pushing!). Under 18s go free and the adult ticket is a year pass so it’s great value if you live in London.
National Maritime Museum, Greenwich: This free museum offers separate interactive areas for different age groups, including the ‘Ahoy! Children’s Gallery’ for 0-7 year olds, where kids can stoke the boiler of a steamship, dress up and go fishing with magnetic fish. Combine the trip with a ride down the Thames on a Clipper!
A magical adventure
Hampton Court Palace: As if a trip to the Palace wasn’t cool enough, the brand new Magic Garden playground comes complete with a secret grotto, fairies and mythical beasts, making this the perfect place for a magical family adventure.