Families can create lasting summer holiday memories on the River Thames with a wide range of London’s family-friendly activities, made accessible Uber Boat by Thames Clippers.
With easy ramp access for buggies, comfortable indoor cabins with café bars, outdoor back decks and onboard facilities – the river bus is ideal for families to travel and enjoy the city’s renowned landmarks en route.
Families with younger kids can enjoy jumping around at the O2’s Oxygen Freejumping trampoline park or sign up for the Oxygen School of Trampolining to learn under the guidance of a British Gymnastics Coach. The Icon Outlet is a hotspot for shopping, with over 30 bars and restaurants to choose from – including the newly opened Gordon Ramsay’s Street Burger. North Greenwich Pier also allows for easy access to the Emirates Air Line to soar even higher and take in the incredible 360° aerial views of London. Enjoy the views with Up at The O2 or dining experience at TOCA Social.
Sail to London Eye (Waterloo) Pier for an immersive and interactive journey along the Great Oceanic Conveyor with Sea Life London Aquarium. Ideal for families who want to keep the holidays educational and fun and come face-to-face with over 10,000 marine creatures.
For those wanting to make most of the summer sun, get outdoors with a trip to Battersea Park. Hopping off at Battersea Power Station Pier, soak in the sunshine with a summer picnic, venture off to the many play areas available, rent one of the boats across the lake or take to the high ropes at Go Ape. London is one of the world’s biggest cities, but there’s still plenty of green space available – ideal for escaping the crowds. Visitors can make a full day of it by popping by Battersea Power Station’s Summer Showtime on The Coaling Jetty – one of London’s most unique open-air cinema and theatre experiences.
London also has a wide variety of free experiences for families this summer. Pop by Canary Wharf Pier and make the most of the daytime hours with the Summer Lights exhibition, hop off at North Greenwich Pier and enjoy the Summer Session’s Sports Day or soak up the sounds of summer with the riverside festival, Summey by the river, when disembarking at London Bridge City Pier.