Discover South Bank London With Kids

London is packed full of fun activities and things to do with children. South Bank and Bankside have plenty to entertain all ages, from world-class attractions to fascinating history and fun activities.

South Bank is a short bus ride from where we live and its always a must visit any time of year, but especially beautiful in the Summer. It packs a lot into an easily walkable area, making it the ideal destination for a family day out.

The London Eye

The London Eye is a giant ferris wheel which situated on the South Bank of the River Thames. It is the most popular paid attraction on the UK with over 3.75 million visitors a year. It can hold up to up 25 people and a complete revolution takes 30 minutes. They regularly have seasonal and holiday events taking place, including Halloween and Christmas. Located On Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7PB. Nearest Tube stations: Waterloo, Westminster and Embankment.

Tickets & Info

Adult – £24.50 Child (3-15 years) £22.00 if booked in advance. Under 3 FREE

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Thames Rockets

We visited Thames Rockets at the end of the summer 2020. We took part in the ‘Ultimate London Adventure’ experience, which is the most popular speed boat London experience and its the original speed boat Thames sightseeing London tour. For anyone and everyone who wants a London day out full of famous sights with all the added thrills and spills of racing on our industry leading fleet of Thames Rockets. The entire tour lasted 50 minutes and it was an amazing attraction for the entire family. The staff were extremely accommodating and friendly.

Tickets & Info

There are a range of different experiences available to book. Prices start from Adult – £44.95 and Children – £29.95

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Shreks Adventure

If you’re looking for fun things to do with kids in London, Shreks Adventure should definitely be on your list. Right from the very beginning Shreks Adventure is a brilliantly bonkers interactive and immersive walkthrough experience, where the whole family can step into and star in your own hilarious misadventure with Shrek and his DreamWorks friends. You are taken into the departure lounge ready for your trip to the land of Far Far Away. I found Shreks Adventure to be an amazing family attraction, because the humour works on every level. It is a wonderful Shrektacular treat for fans and can be enjoyed throughout the year, in all weathers, as it’s indoors. The characters are fantastic in engaging with the audience, they really like to get everyone involved. You can ready my full review here.

Tickets & Info

Located at Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7PB. Each tour lasts approximately 60-70 minutes.

Adult – £21 Child – £17 if booked in advance. Under 3 goes FREE

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Sea Life Centre London Aquarium

Sea Life London Aquarium, part of the chain of Sea Life centres and one of the biggest aquatic collections in Europe. The Aquarium has over 500 species of fish and over 2 million litres of water, sitting, unexpectedly, beneath the historic and beautiful County Hall building.

We’ve visited Sea Life Centre London Aquarium many times over the years with the girls. It’s always a fun day out. It’s located right beside Shreks Adventure, The London Dungeon and London Eye, so you could always do more than one attraction in a day!

Tickets & Info

Adult – £30 Child -£27. Under 3s – FREE. Book advance tickets online and save up to 10%

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Southbank Centre

You can never be bored at the South Bank Centre, this bustling arts centre showcases a range of things from free live music to exhibitions and vibrant festivals.

More than 5000 events have been hosted varying from dances to debates.

There is always assured satisfaction and entertainment.

All tickets & Info can be found on their website

Places To Eat South Bank

Eat Cafe

South Bank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX


Unit 1, Royal Festival Hall Riverside, South Bank, SE1 8X


Unit 7, Riverside Level, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank, SE1 8XX

Yo! Sushi

County Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, SE1 7GP

Gourmet Pizza

Upper Ground, Gabriels Wharf, South Bank, SE1 9PP

Places to Stay

London Marriott Hotel County Hall

London County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London, England, SE1 7PB

Prices can be found on the website

Hilton London Tower Bridge

5 More London Place, Tooley Street, London, England, SE1 2BY

Prices can be found on the website

Park Plaza Wesminter Bridge

200 Westminster Bridge Road, London, England, SE1 7UT

Prices can be found on the website

Leonardo Royal London Tower Bridge

45 Prescot Street, London E1 8GP England

Prices can be found on the website

Premier Inn County Hall

County Hall, Belvedere Road, LondonSE1 7PB

Princes can be found on the website

ibis London Blackfriars

49 Blackfriars road SE1 8NZ

Prices can be found on the website

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