London – noisy, busy but also surprisingly fabulous for babies. Our top 10 things to do in London with a baby will have you exploring parks, playgrounds and baby-friendly performances.  This should keep you busy on your next visit!

10 things to do in London with a baby

1. Picnic on the hill at Greenwich.

Things to do in London with a baby - Baby picnicking on the hill at Greenwich, London
Picnicking on the hill at Greenwich is beautiful, interesting and relaxing.

2. Take the local ferry along the Thames to Greenwich.

Things to do in London with a baby - Ferry from Southbank to Greenwich in London, UK
When you are taking the ferry to Greenwich from Southbank, look for the local ferry, not a tourist cruise.

3. Play in one of the London’s gorgeous and central parks.

Things to do in London with a baby - Green Park, London
Hyde Park (good to do enroute to Messy Play at Kensington Palace), St James Park (near Buckingham Palace) or Hampstead Heath are all fabulous London parks.

4. Attend story time at the Discover Children’s Story Centre (near the site of the London Olympics).

Things to do in London with a baby - Discover Children’s Story Centre, London
After taking on story time at the wonderful Discover Children’s Story Centre, enjoy the excellent play centre, or if your baby is sleeping, head downstairs to see what exhibition is on.

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5. See what’s happening at Southbank Centre.

There are dozens of performances and activities at Southbank every week: it is the largest arts venue in the WORLD. This means lots is on, much of it free. Many shows are great for kids; some are also suitable for babies (think puppet shows, buskers etc).

While you’re in the area, don’t miss the community garden above Queen Elizabeth Hall – it has astounding views to Big Ben and Parliament across the Thames.  Stop here for a coffee, wine or a sandwich while bub plays around the gardens.

Things to do in London with a baby - Southbank, London with a pram
Southbank in London is great for kids – and babies!

6. Make your baby stand with one foot in each timezone at Greenwich.

Things to do in London with a baby - Greenwich Timezone with baby
Greenwich: because the photo is too great to resist. (You’ll have to pay to enter.)

7. Take on some messy play at Kensington Palace or Hampton Court Palace. (so good it gets its own post.)



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8. See a kid-friendly puppet show at Little Angel Theatre.

Things to do in London with a baby - Little Angel Theatre allows allow babies to attend certain sessions
Little Angel Theatre allows allow babies to attend certain sessions: check the website.

9. Take your baby on a double decker bus.

Sit up the top if you have a baby carrier, down below if you are with a pram. Either way, it’s more baby-friendly than the tube – plus you get to see stuff enroute.

10. Play in the wading pool out the back of the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Things to do in London with a baby - Victoria & Albert Museum, London - outside on the grass
If you’re at the V&A when it’s rainy, just let bub crawl around inside while you look at a gallery (or two if they are patient!).


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Aussie journalist, travel writer and founder of babieswhotravel.com Sue White has always been a traveller. When her son was born, Sue knew her travel itch would still need regular scratching. But how do you travel with a baby under one and still have a good time? Is it even possible? Where do busy new parents discover practical tips to support those first few trips? To find out, Sue and her baby son travelled both Australia and Europe doing house sits and house swaps; cat sitting and car journeys; took on 24 hours flights and short domestic jaunts; travelled with friends, solo and family members; and cycled, drove, flew and train-ed around seven countries, all before his first birthday.
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