For the Kids: The Haute 5 Family-Friendly Venues in London

School’s out and parents are yet again stuck with the task of trying to keep their kids entertained throughout the summer. Luckily, London has so many attractions and days out that kids and parents have plenty to keep them entertained.

Madame Tussauds

Perhaps one of London’s most famous attractions, the celebrity waxworks here never fail o impress. Brush shoulders with world leaders, royalty and Hollywood’s elite. Be sure to check the website for the latest editions to this star-studded venue. Everyone in the family will love spotting their favorite star from David Beckham to Shrek, Simon Cowell, Angelina Jolie and Michael Jackson.

Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LR

0871 894 3000

The London Transport Museum

A truly fascinating museum not just for those interesting in trains, automobile and red London buses, but for anyone who is keen to discover how Londoners lives have been shaped by the transport system over the years. From Saturday 24 July families can join in London Transport Museum’s Kids Engineering Academy. Using a variety of materials including construction straws, nuts and bolts, spaghetti, balloons, giant building bricks and water, kids can discover how scientists and engineers have assisted London’s ever-changing landscape.

39 Wellington Street London WC2E 7BB – 020 7379 6344

Tower of London

Steeped in mystery and death, for 900 years the Tower of London has played host to some of London’s darker moments. With the executions of two of Henry VIII’s wives and the mystery of Edward IV’s sons, monuments like the Bloody Tower and Traitors’ Gate complete the picture. Inside the Tower you’ll also find the Crown jewels.

202-203 Grange Road, London SE1 3AA

0844 482 7777

The London Eye

From dawn to dusk, London’s iconic Ferris wheel has been attracting Londoners and visitors since it’s opening in 2000. Boarding a glass capsule, the 30-minute journey reaches 135 meter and reveals panoramic views of the capital. Kids will be amazed to see how spread out London is—as will their parents.

Minster Court

Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 7PB

0870 990 8881

London Dungeons

Explore the darker side of London with gruesome events like the Great Fire of London, Jack the Ripper and Sweeny Todd recreated. With attractions like The Torture Chamber and The Boat Ride to Hell, those with a nervous disposition may find this a little scary.

28-34 Tooley Street, London SE1 2SZ

020 7403 7221