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London – Covent Garden & The Strand

  London Transport Museum – Underground trains were practically invented in London (the London Underground is over 150 years old!). The London Transport Museum is about forms of transportation, with an emphasis on London's own over the centuries.
    The museum is filled with full-size double decker buses, horse drawn "omnibuses," electric railway cars, old-fashioned taxi cabs, steam locomotive, trolleybuses, bicycles, and galleries where kids can find out about how the subway was made.
     

This is one of the best London museums for toddlers – with hands on activities, wooden train set, play area where kids can pretend "Are we at the station yet?" as well as real double decker buses, horse drawn tram, electric railway car for kids to climb up and sit inside. Get the "Stamper Trail" card and punch each different stop.

      Tip: Museum is free with the London Pass.
Kids at Covent Garden
  Covent Garden Market – Covent Garden has lots of kid-friendly eats in an informal setting, including fresh-baked cookies and ice cream. Fun shops for kids are the London Transport Museum Shop, with model English double decker buses and trains, books and maps, a must for children who love things that go, and Pollock's Toy Shop, which has old-fashioned toys (this store is charming, but small, so leave your strollers and toddlers outside). In summer, Covent Garden is chock full of street performers, jugglers, illusionists (we saw one guy suspended in mid air with no visible means of support), magic acts, and people singing show tunes or opera.
    Somerset House Ice Rink – In winter, go ice skating on the rink in front of Somerset House. Rink is usually open November through January (click here for the opening dates). Also at Somerset House, there are free arts workshops for kids on Saturdays, such as making collages or watercolors inspired by art from the Courtauld Gallery.
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