A child-friendly visit to London in 4 easy steps


Don’t be fooled into thinking that a trip to London can only be for work or for a child-free getaway with your partner – there is so much to do and enjoy in London for the whole family, especially when you are staying in accommodation near Hyde Park London. Here are our top picks. 

Swim at Serpentine Lido 

Swim at Serpentine Lido

As the hotter months start rolling in and you start booking your Summer hotels, Hyde Park London options should be right at the top of your list as it is a prime spot for kids who love to swim. Sometimes, people forget that a city break can be just as splash-filled as a beach one and swimming in this 100-meter expanse that is the Serpentine Lake, or lounging on the sun terrace catching some rays, is a joy for everyone involved – especially for parents who can kick back and relax knowing that the lido is manned with life guards during the day. 

Watch Frozen The Musical 

Has your household been unable to let it go since the Disney musical Frozen was released in 2013? Well, London certainly has not since the stage adaptation of Frozen came out for the first time in forever last September. Catch Disney’s Frozen at Theatre Royal on Drury Lane until October of this year. One thing is certain, you will get a feel for whatever snow does in Summer. Not getting the references? Ask the kids, they will know. If you are not really a Frozen family, don’t despair – the West End is teeming with family-friendly shows that will delight audiences of all ages, from The Lion King and Mary Poppins to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and Wicked, depending on what you consider to be most age appropriate. 

Head to the Cinema

Head to the Cinema

Most accomodation near Hyde Park London is within comfortable distance of a cinema, and there are plenty of new releases the kids are going to want to see in 2022. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is out on April 1, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore hits the big screen on April 8, DC League of Super-Pets is out May 20 and the latest from the Despicable Me and Minions franchise, Minions: The Rise of Gru, is out July 1. Take your pick and head to your nearest Odeon, Vue, Cineworld, etc for a day at the movies when the weather is not behaving itself! 

London Zoo

Bookings for hotels near Bayswater London do not just give you easy access to restaurants near Hyde Park, they also place you in prime location to catch the tube to Regent’s Park and, subsequently, London Zoo. Not only is this the world’s oldest scientific zoo which dates back to 1828, but the sunny months bring with it a ton of events at the zoo – and that is on top of exploring the enclosures and admiring the animals at your leisure! Child tickets are 35% off standard adult prices, and kids under the age of three go free. Roar!