If you’re planning a stay at the Piccadilly London West End hotel, Covent Garden might be on your agenda. It’s one of London’s busiest tourist spots, and while there’s plenty to keep adults entertained – from coffee shops to some of the best stores around – you may be wondering what’s on offer for the kids? Let’s take a look at some of the top options for ensuring the younger members of the family enjoy their stay, too.
- London Transport Museum
Exploring London’s exciting transport history is made interactive, fun, and educational at the London Transport Museum! Offering everything from guided tours to exclusive exhibitions, the London Transport Museum is dedicated to preserving and explaining the heritage behind transportation in Britain’s capital city. Ideal for children of all ages, there are even two dedicated play areas which offer ample opportunity for playing dress up. To top it all off, kids get in to the museum for free – meaning there’s no need to blow the budget on an expensive day out.
You can book your visit in advance (and save money) by heading to Children visit for free, and adult tickets (allowing 12-months of unlimited visits) are £17.50. A £15 concessionary ticket is also available.
- The Royal Opera House
There’s always something happening at the world famous Royal Opera House. It’s one of Covent Garden’s biggest draws for tourists of all ages. Providing a series of school matinees, the venue is enthusiastic about opening up their events for children – meaning there’s never been a better time to visit Covent Garden with your little ones in tow.
Explore ticket options and choose a show by taking a look . Ticket prices vary according to event, and membership options are also available.
- Benjamin Pollock’s Toy Shop
Originally established in 1880, this delightfully quirky toy shop has a rich heritage and plenty to keep children entertained. Specialising in handmade toys designed to nurture storytelling, the shop sells traditional Victorian-style cut-out-and-keep toy theatres, ideal for encouraging active minds to flourish by facilitating an interactive form of play.
- Moomin Shop
There’s something for kids and adults alike at the Moomin Shop, located in Covent Garden Market. Opening in 2011, the shop is a relatively new addition to the market. The adorable boutique is dedicated to the world of the Moomins. It offers everything from figurines to books, stuffed toys, tableware, stationery, and even clothing for the whole family! Everything on offer is emblazoned with these loveable Finnish children’s characters. An added sensory addition is the entrance to the store, which mimics the ‘Moomin Forest’ – sure to enthral even the most discerning children (and their parents!).
The Moomin Shop is located at 43 Market Building, Covent Garden.
If you want to explore Covent Garden for yourself, The Piccadilly is one of the best hotels in West End London. Find out more about the hotel and what we have to offer for your stay by calling us or checking our special offers.