Family activities near the West End to make your New Year holiday magical


There’s nothing better than a trip to London if you’re looking to kick off your family’s New Year with a bang. The city is packed full of kid-friendly family activities sure to drive away the post-Christmas blues.

Families heading to the Piccadilly London West End this season are in luck. Our West End Hotels are situated close to a number of fun and interesting experiences for you and your loved ones to enjoy. If you’re unsure of the best place to start, take a look at our ultimate guide to some of the top attractions in the city for visitors of all ages.

Sea Life London Aquarium

South Bank, London

Sea Life London AquariumTake your little ones on a journey to the depths of the ocean this New Year with a trip to the wonderful London Aquarium. Home to thousands of different species of marine life from all corners of the globe, the aquarium is a must-see for animal lovers. Watch your kids’ faces light up as they wave to the colourful fish and playful sharks that swim above their heads. Not only is this a great place to see some amazing sights but it is also a wonderful opportunity to help your youngsters learn more about the planet and sea life.

London Transport Museum

Covent Garden Piazza, London

London Transport MuseumHave your kids ever dreamed about being a bus driver or imagined that they’re at the wheel of a huge steam train? Well now they don’t need to use their imaginations thanks to the amazing set of exhibitions at the London Transport Museum. Although this is one of London’s most overlooked museums, it has a lot to offer for any families planning a New Year’s trip to the Piccadilly London West End. Take a trip back in time and learn about the evolution of London’s famous transport system. From buses to Tube trains, there is plenty to see and all kinds of secrets to uncover at the London Transport Museum.

Madame Tussauds

Marylebone Road, London

No family trip to London would be complete without stopping by the city’s famous waxworks and snapping some pictures of your favourite celebrities. Madame Tussauds is one of the most popular attractions in London and is home to a huge range of famous wax doppelgangers. From pop stars to presidents, you’ll find all kinds of famous faces throughout the halls of Madame Tussauds.

Be sure to take your camera along and get some amazing photos of you and the kids standing by your favourite celebrity this New Year.


Regent Street, London

If you really want to get the kids excited for your New Year trip to London, just mention the word Hamleys and watch as their faces light up. The famous toy shop is one of the biggest and most iconic in the world and offers a massive range of gifts and accessories for kids of all ages. Make your way around the many floors of Hamleys and discover a world of excitement and imagination as you browse one of the world’s best selections of toys. Whether you’re traveling with toddlers or teens, there’s always something fun to find inside Hamleys.