3 Tips For Your Family Trip To London

So you have booked a getaway to London, packed your bags and are about to set off out of the door. But find yourself concerned about things going wrong on your holiday and it not seeming like a holiday at all. These are common concerns when parents take their young children on holiday.

Within this guide, you will find three of the most important tips for an enjoyable, memorable and stress-free trip whilst staying on a budget.

Utilise Money Saving Coupons and Take Advantage of London Attraction Deals

London has a wealth of attractions to suit almost everybody. Including the London Eye, Madame Tussauds London and the Tower Of London. All fantastic attractions in their own right which each provide unforgettable learning experiences for your young family. But they can end up costing you a fortune, but that doesn't have to be the case. You can cut down your ticket costs by utilising online deals, such as the 2-for-1 London Days Out Scheme. Sponsored by The National Rail, voucher holders can present their free voucher alongside a recent train ticket to get two people entrance to top attractions for the price of one. Attractions included that would be particularly good for young children include:

  • Paddington Bear Walking Tour Of London
  • Legoland Windsor
  • London Zoo
  • Sea Life Aquarium London
  • London Eye

You can also save money whilst eating out by signing up to voucher websites such as Wowcher, Groupon and Money Saving Expert. These can often offer two-for-one deals along with 50% off deals. These can drastically reduce the amount of money you spend whilst treating your family to good food in top restaurants.

Find The Right Accommodation

This can be a make-or-break decision as you have several considerations to make to find the best place to put your head down at the end of the evening. Picking a hotel that is suitable for a young family should be your top priority to maximise comfort and safety for each family member. Ensuring the accommodation is in a good location is also another important factor, this will affect how easy it is to get from different areas of London back to your accommodation. Ideally, find accommodation that is close to one of 272 London Tube stations in London according to Transport For London. This gives you a fantastic range of accommodation to stay in due to how well connected London public transport is.

Take Appropriate Clothing

What to wear in London

Whilst many of us would wish the Great British Weather to be sunny every day, this just isn't the case. Even the sunniest days can deteriorate into torrential rain, so making sure you pack a light raincoat for each member of the family is a great way to be prepared for the worst. Additionally, taking a mix of clothes for different weather scenarios is advisable, but make sure that they are comfortable to wear. As you will likely be wearing that outfit for a full day without the ability to change, you will also have to travel to London and back in one of the outfits you have chosen to take with you.

Also, taking clothing that is useful for activities you have planned such as swimwear will help you avoid having to buy each member of the family new swimwear when they have swimwear at home, but just not with you on holiday! Additionally, if you are bringing a baby or younger toddler make sure that you don’t forget mealtime accessories, such as coverall bibs which help keep your young children's clothing as mess-free as possible.

Taking a trip to London can be an enjoyable experience for the whole family, made more enjoyable if you make sure that the planning and logistics of the trip are based on solid foundations. Reducing stress and friction for everyone involved. This allows you to put more energy into making positive memories with your family and less worry.