Enjoy free children's theatre and inspirational author-led events at Imagine Children’s Festival at the Southbank Centre (February half-term).
Get messy with clay or engage in a drawing session at one of the many free workshops at Tate Modern.
Fly away on a magic carpet with the National Gallery’s storytelling sessions for families with under-fives.
Model with clay or create an animation at the National Portrait Gallery, which offers family workshops during the school holidays.
Fascinating London landmarks
Watch the street entertainers in Covent Garden, where human statues, acrobats and magicians dazzle the crowds.
Spot London landmarks from the river on a City Cruises tour. Kids under five go free, or purchase a family ticket which allows free access to up to three children (five to 15 years of age) when paying for two adults.
See some of London’s top sights lit up for Christmas. Big light switch-on events usually include free entertainment.
Watch the brightly dressed guards dazzle the kids at the Changing the Guard ceremony outside Buckingham Palace.
Push a trolley through to Harry Potter’s magical world at the wall marked Platform 9 ¾ at King’s Cross.