Top Things to Do Before the Summer Holiday Ends

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With the end of the long summer holidays in sight, you might be considering one final family trip away before the children go back to school for a new academic year.

With so much to see and do in London all year round, the capital offers the ideal destination for plenty of family fun during the holidays, so why not take advantage of our London hotel deals special offers and check out some of the best attractions and events perfect for the whole family this summer?

Here is our rundown of the top things to do before it’s time to set that alarm clock, organise school uniforms and get back into the school run routine…

The Tower of London

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Just because school is out for summer, that doesn’t mean that the learning has to stop! The Tower of London is hosting its very own escape game this summer where children will find historical clues to help them escape from being imprisoned in the tower for the rest of the holidays.

Adults are encouraged to join in the fun with their children, and once the 30-minute escape game has come to an end, families are welcome to visit all other areas of the tower to uncover more grizzly history that they can impress their teachers with once they return to school.

Getting to the Tower of London from the Piccadilly hotel is easy thanks to London’s extensive Tube network. Just head to Piccadilly Circus station and hop on the Circle line to Tower Hill. The journey should take just 20 minutes.

National Maritime Museum’s Ahoy!

National Maritime Museum

One of the most family-friendly London museums, the National Maritime Musuem’s Ahoy! exhibition offers several interactive play zones for inquisitive youngsters. From playing shop at the fishmongers to sailing the seven seas and firing cannons, the Ahoy! zone is ideal for younger children who want to get a little more hands-on when it comes to learning new things.

For adults and older kids, the National Maritime Museum offers some amazing exhibitions this summer including features such as the Cutty Sark exhibition, destination moon and the ability to discover more about fearless adventurers from the past.

With so much to see and do, we recommend that you set aside at least half a day for a visit to this museum and perhaps book one of our afternoon tea London offers for your return to the hotel as the little ones are sure to be hungry after all of that adventure inspiration.

Disney’s Aladdin

After making a comeback to the movie screen, why not treat the kids to a real-life action version of the popular film? Ideal for children aged six and over, join an all-star cast for a dazzling performance with one of the most spectacular wardrobes the West End has ever seen!

Take the kids for an early dinner at one of our restaurants West End London before heading over to the Prince Edward Theatre for an early performance to beat the crowds. We guarantee that you’ll be singing along with the kids as the cast belts out some of the original songs that have made this tale so popular with Disney lovers over the years.

To reach the Prince Edward Theatre from the Piccadilly hotel, the best way of getting to the performance is by walking, which takes just seven minutes. If you’d rather save your energy for dancing in the aisles during the show, a black cab can have you and the family at the theatre in no time at all.

Pony riding in Richmond Park

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If you want to get the children out into the fresh air for a little exercise during your stay with our London Hotels Deals special offers, how about a pony ride in beautiful Richmond Park?

With ponies and horses for adults and children of all ages, take in the wonderful scenery of Richmond Park on horseback with the Stag Lodge Stables. The stables has a team of excellent staff to encourage children who’ve never been up close to a horse to give horse riding a  whirl for the very first time.

To escape the hustle and bustle of the city for the few hours, you’ll want to jump on the Tube to Richmond Park after breakfast at the Piccadilly hotel as the journey takes just over an hour.

If you want to make sure you have something delicious waiting for you after your horse riding adventure, why not treat the family to our afternoon tea London offers? You can tuck in to an array of tempting sweet treats and delicious sandwiches while you talk about the morning’s activities and what you’re going to do next during your stay at our Piccadilly hotel.

Meet the residents at London Zoo


Taking advantage of our London hotel deals special offers can help free up a little extra spending money for your trip to the capital, which is ideal for families hoping to experience everything the city has to offer.

London Zoo offers an amazing range of activities and experiences for children of all ages including the new for 2019 animal adventures programme which allows visitors to meet interesting animals from all over the world and find out more about their natural habitats.

There’s also plenty of opportunities to get a little more hands-on during your visit with the ‘Zoo it yourself’ activity that transforms children into mini zookeepers and allows them to get involved with a few of the tasks that the adult zookeepers undertake every day.

There is also a newly built animal adventures play area complete with a mini climbing wall, a splash zone and zoo related puzzles to complete which offers children the chance to burn off a little extra energy while the adults relax in the beautiful zoo surroundings, flanked by a series of beautifully maintained heritage buildings.

To get to London Zoo, take the Bakerloo line from Piccadilly Circus station to Regents Park. From there, the zoo is just a short stroll away through the lush green Regents Park where plenty of new animal friends await.