It may seem that London is not a suitable place to travel with children, but behind the modern city there are real gems and moments that we can enjoy with children and at any age.
In London you will find beautiful historical buildings such as the famous Big Ben, icon of the city, and also corners such as Piccadilly Circus, which will amaze children with its display of neon lights on advertising posters.
Big Ben and Parliament
This characteristic palace was first home to the royal family, and later it became the Parliament where the House of Lords and the House of Commons meet.
Big Ben is London's best-known icon, and it's worth waiting until the hour is right to hear its signature melody.
Take advantage of the visit to explain to the children the story of Guy Fawkes, a well-known character in England who has his own tradition and festival on November 5.
The tower can be visited, although the reserve has a very long waiting list. Until this year the entrance was free, but in 2012 a price of 15 pounds (€ 18) for adults and 6 pounds for children has been established to cover maintenance costs.
There are family discounts and children under 5 years of age continue to enter for free.
Westminster Abbey is one of the best known in London, its neo-Gothic style is reminiscent of the Notre Dame church in Paris.
In this construction from the 13th century there are the tombs of several monarchs, as well as those of important figures such as Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton or Charles Dickens, so we can take the opportunity to explain to the children who they were and their importance in history.
The admission price for adults is 13 pounds and 6 pounds for children between 11 and 18 years old. Families can get special discounts according to the number of children. Check the schedules carefully, as some areas of the Abbey close earlier than others.
The home of English royalty is a beautiful palace that impresses all visitors. Always surrounded by people, it will be great fun for the children to watch the changing of the guard of the particular English soldiers take place.
St. Paul's Cathedral
St. Paul's Cathedral is one of the most beautiful buildings in the city, as well as being the second largest cathedral in the world.
It has been rebuilt on several occasions, since its construction dates from the 7th century, and currently what stands out the most is its spectacular dome.
The price for adults is 15 pounds, 6 pounds for children between six and seventeen years old, and 36 pounds the offer for families (two adults and two children). The hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tower of London and Tower Bridge
The Tower of London is a characteristic castle that can be very entertaining to visit, its medieval air will delight children. Besides knowing interesting stories you can see the Crown Jewels.
The famous Tower Bride, next to the castle, is one of the most recurrent images of the city.
You can visit the Tower of London from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Starting at! 0:00 on Sundays and Mondays). The price for adults is 21 pounds, children between five and fifteen pounds 11 and the family ticket is 55 pounds (for two adults and up to six children).
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