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Best free things to do in London with kids

Welcome to London

London may be an expensive city to live in, but there are plenty of places to visit for free.

Fortunately, London has some spots that are perfect for those traveling with little people.

Pop along to a proper playground

Diana, Princess of Wales Playground

London is home to lots of incredible stand-out playgrounds that offer kids an exceptional experience and are totally free to enter.

See the wildlife in the parks and gardens

St. James's Park & Hyde Park

Young travellers with a love for horses, have a great chance of spotting regal-looking ponies and their riders trotting around Hyde Park.

Greenwich & Richmond Park

In a fenced-off part of Greenwich Park known as The Wilderness, you may be lucky to spot some deer, while over at Richmond Park these horned critters roam freely around the 2500-acre green space.

Explore museums that kids will love

The Science Museum

The Science Museum has many free exhibitions that will capture imaginations.

The Natural History Museum

Dino-loving little ones will want to head straight to the very impressive Dinosaur Gallery.

Be entertained by ceremonies, parades and festivals

The Changing of the Guard

The ceremony takes place at Buckingham Palace almost every day at 11am.

Notting Hill Carnival

This Carnival aims to celebrate cultural diversity and Caribbean heritage in one of the world’s largest street carnivals.

Free photo ops for Harry Potter fans

platform 9¾ At King's Cross

Fans of the books and movies find themselves joining long queues here for that perfect shot.