Days Out Ideas London

Explore London By Foot From Waterloo Station

Written by Elexa Rose

Let’s go on a London adventure and walk from Waterloo,
We’ll be spoilt for choice at how much there is to do!
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The hardest part will be deciding which spots to choose!

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1. London Eye, South Bank

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At 135 metres high, this 30-minute ride will give you the best view of London city! See if you can spot Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral and even Buckingham Palace. View in Google Maps.

2. Wahaca, South Bank


This quirky restaurant, constructed from 8 recycled shipping containers, is sure to be a marvel with the little ones (and big kids alike!) and serves lots of yummy Mexican inspired street food. View in Google Maps

3. SEA LIFE London Aquarium, South Bank

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Discover lots of fascinating underwater creatures and learn all about the conservation work this large aquarium does! You’ll see penguins, turtles, seahorses and more! View in Google Maps

4. Southbank Centre



If your little one is an aspiring artist, pay a visit to this art centre with its constantly changing events which range from dance, art, performance and spoken word. View in Google Maps

5. Giraffe, Southbank Centre


With amazing views of the River Thames and only moments away from The London Eye, this central restaurant will make a popular stop-off for rumbling tums. View in Google Maps

6. Florence Nightingale Museum

Credit: Florence Nightingale Museum


This fascinating museum offers an insight into the life and works of Britain’s most famous nurse… with over 3,000 artefacts! View in Google Maps

7. DreamWorks Tour: Shrek’s Adventure!, South Bank

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Board this magical 4D bus for an adventure with Shrek’s donkey as your tour guide! Experiences last approximately 75 minutes. View in Google Maps. Remember you can save on tickets with Picniq! Book now.

8. Harry Potter London Bus Tour, Temple Tube Station



Step aboard this bus for a magical Harry Potter tour which takes you around locations from all eight films including the Ministry of Magic and Platform 9 3/4! The tour departs from outside Temple tube station. View in Google Maps

9. Westminster Abbey



Pay a visit to London landmark Westminster Abbey – famous for its royal weddings and rich royal history! – and marvel at its beautiful architecture, Poets Corner and statues, murals and tombs. View in Google Maps

10. 10 Downing Street



Visit this iconic building for an insight into the home of the prime minister! View in Google Maps

11. Rainforest Cafe


For a wild place to shop and eat, Rainforest Cafe is the one! Designed as an exotic jungle that recreates the sights and sounds of the Amazon Rainforest, this is a spectacular dining experience that the whole family will love. View in Google Maps.  

12. St Pauls Cathedral

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Visit this iconic landmark for another slice of British history! Climb up 525 steps to reach the Golden Gallery, or visit the crypt to explore the tombs of British heroes. View in Google Maps

13. Hamley’s, Regent Street


Bring the family here to enjoy the magic of London’s oldest and most loved toy shop! As one of the largest toy shops in the world, Hamley’s is home to all the latest crazes, computer games, traditional teddies and a specialist collector area. View in Google Maps

14. LEGO® Store, Leicester Square


The LEGO® Store is not one to miss for little creatives and budding architects! As the largest store in the world, the only limit to what you can create is your imagination! View in Google Maps

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