Things to do in Camden
Camden offers lots of activities for children and adults alike, and we're not just talking about the famous markets where shopping and people-watching are an art form. The borough boasts the British Museum – for lovers of history and the arts – Regent's Park with its spectacular Zoo and Hampstead Heath for those seeking a natural refuge from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Things to do in City of Westminster
Occupying much of central London, including the West End, Oxford Street, Piccadilly and Soho, City of Westminster borough is the main hub of our capital city with its large parks, open spaces and landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament.
Things to do in Greenwich
Greenwich is perhaps most famous as the location of the Prime Meridian, on which Universal Time is based. It housed many events at the 2012 London Olympics, including shooting, basketball and gymnastics, for which London's first cable car was built, crossing the river between Greenwich Peninsula and the Royal Docks.
Things to do in Haringey
Haringey is a wonderfully green borough and is home to the exclusive London villages of Crouch End and Muswell Hill, where you can play 'spot the famous actor' in their independent shops and cafes. Alexandra Palace is a popular spot for gigs and ice-skating, and there are many theatres, galleries and cinemas to enjoy too.
Things to do in Islington
Islington is a vibrant, inner city borough known for its arts, culture and antiques – a varied and stimulating place for children to visit, with its theatres and museums, garden squares filled with playgrounds and its own urban Freightliners farm. Don't miss a trip to the Little Angel puppet theatre while you're here.
Things to do in Richmond upon Thames
Richmond is renowned for its open spaces, and though it feels separate from urban central London, it's close enough not to be completely detached. From Kew Gardens to Hampton Court Palace, it's big on visitor attractions and has arguably the prettiest sweep of river in the capital.
Things to do in Tower Hamlets
Traditionally a vibrant working class area and home to London's dockworkers, Tower Hamlets is modernising and blooming into one of the great family-friendly areas of London. Here you can find Victoria Park, London's oldest public park (recently refurbished), Mile End Park and Locksley Park where children can spend hours jumping, sliding, running, bouncing and skating.
Things to do in Wandsworth
Wandsworth, less than half an hour from the City and the West End, is at the same time a haven of green space, family-friendly cafes and independent shops. It's just a short hop from here to two of London's most beloved children's theatres, the Polka and the Unicorn, and Battersea Park sits on river Thames and has a small children's zoo.