Top attractions to experience in London this half-term

Explore London's family-friendly attractions this half-term, from the iconic London Eye to the historic Tower of London. Read our guide to find out more.

Kate Riley
Kate Riley

Gather the whole family together and prepare for an unforgettable half-term in London. There's a variety of exciting attractions that are guaranteed to be fun for all the family.

London has a range of activities for all the family, including thrills at Legoland, underwater adventures at Sea Life London, and London's only fairy-tale walkthrough experience with Shrek's Adventure!.

If you're tired of walking, why not explore London from a different perspective? Jump on an open-top bus, hop aboard a boat along the River Thames, or soar above the cityscape in the comfort of a London Eye capsule. These unique experiences offer new ways to appreciate the city's sights.

History enthusiasts will be delighted by a visit to the Tower of London, where centuries of intrigue and royal heritage come to life. For those seeking a more unconventional experience, enter The London Dungeon if you dare and dive into the gruesome and fascinating past of the capital city.

With many activities and sights to explore, there's no shortage of excitement waiting for you and your family in this vibrant city. There's also a range of family-friendly shows playing in the West End to keep the kids entertained.

Read our guide to find all the best family-friendly attractions you can book now on London Theatre.

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City Cruises

If you fancy resting your feet but still want to explore, City Cruises is a great way to discover some of London’s iconic landmarks. Take this leisurely voyage on the River Thames, passing by some of the city’s most famous sights, including Tower Bridge, the Houses of Parliament, and the London Eye.

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Shrek's Adventure!

A swamp may not typically be a top destination, but when it's Shrek's Swamp, you're in for a fantastic adventure! Step into the world of this beloved movie franchise, where you'll join Shrek, Donkey, Fiona, and more on a mission to save the land of Far Far Away. Embark on an exciting 4D tour aboard a flying bus and immerse yourself in 11 live shows to meet new characters and gather the essential ingredients for a safe journey home.

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Sea Life London

Dive into Sea Life London and explore this aquatic attraction where you can get up close with a range of sea life from all corners of the planet. Venture through an icy landscape and see some waddling Gentoo penguins, or jump underneath the sea and watch sea turtles glide by. You can also get up close and personal with some sharks if you dare!

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Madame Tussauds

The world-famous wax museum Madame Tussauds, is renowned for its lifelike wax figures of celebrities, historical figures, and cultural icons. Pose for photos with some of your favourite stars and experience some interactive exhibits. Madame Tussauds is one of the only places in London where you are guaranteed to rub shoulders with the rich and famous.

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London Eye

The London Eye, standing at 135 meters tall, welcomes 3.5 million visitors every year, making it one of the city's most popular tourist attractions. Board one of the 32 capsules at Southbank and see breathtaking 360-degree views of iconic landmarks, such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and Tower Bridge.

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If you're looking for family-friendly fun at a theme park, you're in for a treat! Legoland boasts family-friendly rides such as Flight of the Sky Lion and Fire & Ice Freefall. With an array of interactive rides, colorful LEGO displays, and imaginative play areas, it's an ideal destination for a fun-filled day with the family!

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Tower of London

The Tower of London, situated on the banks of the River Thames, is a historic fortress with a rich history dating back over a thousand years. Over the years the Tower of London has served many roles, including as a royal palace, prison, and treasury. Visitors can explore its medieval architecture, view the renowned Crown Jewels, and learn about significant historical events that took place within its walls.

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Big Bus Tours

Big Bus Tours offers a popular sightseeing hop-on, hop-off bus tour that allows you to explore the city's major landmarks and attractions at your own pace. With multiple routes and stops covering key points of interest, such as Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, and Westminster Abbey, Big Bus Tours offers a flexible and enjoyable way for tourists to see the best sights of London while learning about its history and culture.

Big Bus Tours has three different types of tickets: the Discover ticket, the Essential ticket, and the Explore ticket. Read more about these experiences to find out which one is perfect for you.

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The London Dungeon

If you want to discover more about London in a unique (and very immersive) way, this grisly attraction is for you. The London Dungeon offers visitors the chance to journey through some of London’s dark and gruesome history, featuring interactive shows, live actors, and special effects. With a fun mixture of macabre entertainment and educational storytelling, the London Dungeons is a one-of-a-kind experience.

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Hampton Court Palace

Queen Victoria opened Hampton Court Palace to the public in 1838, and it has continued attracting millions of visitors every year to see its grandeur. With its rich Tudor history, ghostly legends, and an outdoor maze to explore, Hampton Court Palace offers an unmissable family day out.

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