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Things to do during October half-term in London

Take the kids to The View from The Shard this October half-term. Credits: McElwee Studio Limited.

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Treat the kids to top family-friendly attractions, interactive activities and fun October events in London during the October half-term school break.


Keep the kids entertained (and on your side) during October half-term 2021 in London with our pick of the capital’s best family activities and events over the school holidays.

Whether it's with teenagers or toddlers, pack your London October half-term holiday or staycation with fun activities, Halloween events and unique experiences. There are so many things to do over half-term in London, that you can easily fill the whole break: these family-friendly hotels and top restaurants for kids will help you plan your visit. 

The week-long half-term holiday differs across the UK, with some regions choosing one week and other regions opting for the following week. 

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Outdoor half-term activities

  • Get up close to some of your favourite big-screen stars with Scenes in the Square, including Harry Potter, Paddington and Mary Poppins.
  • Head over to Trafalgar Square and wave at the four bronze lion statues overlooking this iconic London landmark. 
  • Let the kids run wild during a visit to London's leafy Royal Parks, including Hyde Park, Greenwich Park and Regent's Park.
  • Fill a scrapbook with autumnal leaves from some of the City of London's parks and green spaces
  • Treat yourself to some delicious street food from the open-air Southbank Centre Food Market

Get your spook on at Halloween in London

Look out for other spooky children's Halloween activities across the city.

Hit the shops in London

Seek out more shopping hotspots in London.

If you're visiting London in and around half-term, check out a pick of the best things to do in autumn, including key October events. And keep an eye out for family-friendly activities with these guides to what's on this weekend and things to do today.

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