London is a fabulous city for entertaining children for free. Yes, really. There’s a huge array of free-to-enter museums, galleries, child-centric attractions and famous locations to explore. And then, of course, there are the acres of parks with water features and playgrounds galore.
Here’s some inspiration for where to go for fun and free family days out in London, all of which have been vouched for by parents.
Kids never tire of splashing in and out of choreographed jet fountains, like the ones in Granary Square, King’s Cross and Somerset House’s grand courtyard. Or you can try to dodge the soaking water jets by racing from room to room in The Appearing Rooms Fountain at London’s Southbank Centre, an interactive water jet sculpture created by Danish artist Jeppe Hein.