Editor’s Note:  The full itinerary for Day 1 can be found by
clicking here.

For Day 2 of a London
family itinerary, there are many great kid activities and venues within a short
seven-mile distance.   At any age, kids
and kids-at-heart will enjoy these places that mix history with fun. VisitBritain’sjourney planner suggests visitors spend the
second day in London at the following sites

London’s Science Museum is known all over the world
for its historic collections and inspirational exhibitions.  Some fantastic exhibitions include “The
Science of Spying”, “Inside the Spitfire” and “The Big Bang”.  Visit the IMAX
3D Cinema, where you can see stunning 3D adventures like “Dinosaurs Alive!
3D” and “Deep Sea 3D”.

Other things to see and do near the Science Museum:

 

Natural History Museum

 

Victoria & Albert Museum

 

Buckingham Palace
 

The next stop on your itinerary is one of my favorites – Madame Tussauds, where you can get up close
and personal with famous celebrities like Brad Pitt, Kylie Minogue, and
Jennifer Lopez.  And don’t forget the Planetarium, where kids can enjoy
galaxies and saucers fly by.

 

 

Sherlock Holmes Museum on Baker Street in London

The Sherlock Holmes Museum on Baker Street in London

 

Some other suggested things to add to your day:

 

Sherlock Holmes Museum

Regent’s Park

Whenever we are in a big city like London,
I like to take the kids to the zoo.  The London Zoo has daily penguin and lion feedings and offers
a chance to meet the monkeys in a giant enclosure designed to recreate the
Bolivian rainforest.  Take advantage of
as many up-close and personal activities like the feedings, as those are the
memories that stick with kids.

At the end of your day, take your family for a relaxing meal in a
family-friendly restaurant. Situated in London’s famous Camden Town, Marine Ices
is very popular with locals. Opened in 1930, Marine Ices serves delicious,
freshly prepared Italian food, but is most famous for its specialty ices –
thought by many to be the best in London.

 

Flickr: Matt from London

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