Your Exclusive Guide to the Best Days Out in London

Your Exclusive Guide to the Best Days Out in London

Now that you’ve booked your stay with us here at DUKES, are you looking for inspiration for some of the best days out in London?

If so, you’ve come to the right place.

In this blog, we’re sharing our favourite places to play, learn, explore and eat in England’s historic capital:

Play | Best Days Out in London

Whether you’re 7 or 77, no trip to the big city would be complete without visiting some of our world-renowned Royal Parks.

Described as places of discovery, imagination and wonder, these glorious green spaces are free for all to enjoy and easily accessible using public transport.

With 14 Royal Park playgrounds, children of all ages and abilities can have the best day out in London, whether that be spent making mud pies, exploring the timber trails, or reaching for the sky on the swings.

The Diana Memorial Playground has a magnificent Pirate Ship that kids can set sail on to bury treasure on the ‘beach’, whilst the Petersham Gate playground in Richmond Park has an elephant piano (yes, you read that right!).
The Royal Parks make a conscious effort to ensure their green spaces are accessible to all. The Gloucester Gate playground in particular provides a wheelchair-accessible roundabout and raised sandpit so that every child can play side by side.

Learn | Best Days Out in London

If a day of play isn’t your cup of tea, there are plenty of museums to visit in the capital, providing a fun and engaging learning experience for both adults and children alike.

The Natural History Museum, for example, is one of London’s most iconic buildings. Inside, discover a world where a reproduction T-Rex stands mere metres away from the skeleton of a 25m-long blue whale.

Based in Covent Garden, the London Transport Museum gives visitors the chance to get up close and personal with more than 80 different historic vehicles, from an iconic London red bus to the first Underground train. There’s even a Northern Line Tube simulator for you to try your hand at driving through tunnels and onto platforms!

If you’re more interested in science than history, look no further than the Science Museum, one of the most popular attractions of its kind in all of Europe. With 7 floors of games, interactive exhibits and simulators, there are over 15,000 objects on display - this best day out in London might just have to extend to the best weekend just to fit it all in.

Explore | Best Days Out in London

For any young (or young-at-heart!) explorers in your party, the Great DUKES Adventure Scavenger Hunt is sure to be a hit.

Leading you and your loved ones on a fascinating journey through the winding streets of the big city, unveiling iconic landmarks and hidden gems, this is one scavenger hunt that will leave you feeling deeply satisfied and accomplished.  

Your activity kit will feature a map, an instant camera, and of course, our adorable mascot DUKESY.

Eat | Best Days Out in London

After such busy days playing, learning and exploring, your stomach will surely be rumbling!

Fear not: here at DUKES London, we have different dining options to suit every taste and mood. For evening meals at Great British Restaurant, kids younger than 12 years old are even welcome to eat for free from our children’s menu, when dining with their parents.

If you return to the hotel earlier than anticipated in need of a pre-dinner pick-me-up, why not indulge in one of our decadent afternoon teas? Served in the Drawing Room, our popular offering includes a selection of traditional sandwiches, an assortment of sweet treats, and a freshly baked scone of your choosing.

If you haven’t booked your stay with us yet, what are you waiting for? Make your reservation now and get ready to enjoy some of the best days out in London!
For those who may need further convincing, you can learn more about why DUKES is the best luxury family hotel for your family city break from our recent blog.