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Video:5 Free Things to Do in London With Kids

with Milo De Prieto

London is full of activities to do with free activities to do with kids, from parks to museums to markets. Get some ideas of free events to do with kids in this London travel video from About.com.See Transcript

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Transcript:5 Free Things to Do in London With Kids

Hello, I'm Milo for About.com and today we're talking about 5 things you can do for free with kids in London. 

This list is far from exhaustive as London has so much to do for kids from musicals to museums.  Different times of the year, inside and out, you have lots of options, and as this list shows, a some of it is free.

Free Activities for Kids in London

1. There are many parks in London with walks, gardens, ponds, and all sorts of local wildlife.  Hyde and Regents Parks have a great deal including playgrounds, but don't forget monuments such as Lady Diana's Memorial Fountain.   

2. While markets imply shopping, they have many attractions other than shopping. London has all sorts of markets all year long, some of the most enchanting are the Christmas markets. Hyde Park has a fantastic one with an ice skating rink. Create some traditions of your own with these festive and fun outings. 

3. There are a number of museums that have special days for families and children or, as in the case of The British Museum, only request donations.  The British Museum is compelling for the rich history it chronicles. Help awaken a child's imagination and fascination of past epochs with a tour of this museum's extraordinary collection.

More Free Things to Do with Kids in London

4. Among the many other museums worth checking out with kids is the Tate Modern.  Not only can they began to develop their own understanding of movements in art, there are interactive displays for them to enjoy. The museum works hard to make the collection relevant, placing it in historical and cultural perspective. 

5. For a view of living history don't miss the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace.  Make sure to check online for the schedule as it does not occur daily. It officially starts at 11:30 in the morning, with guards and bands marching in at 11:15. During high season if you want to get close to the railings for a good view, you should arrive much earlier.   

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