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What To Do With The Family On A London Getaway?

Summer holidays are here, and whether you’re taking a trip to London, or staying in the City and avoiding the confusing traffic light system, we’re here to make it a memorable summer break. 
We’ve put together plenty of activities to have a wonderful city break in the centre of London, moments from our doorstep, to keep parents and family entertained. 

Experience the epic emotion and soaring music of THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, the extraordinary new musical from three-time Academy Award-winner Stephen Schwartz (composer of the global phenomenon Wicked). 
Until Saturday, 4 September, 2021

Have a royal day out at BUCKINGHAM PALACE. Witness the colourful display of the Changing of the Guards then discover more about the Palace and explore the garden with a complementary activity trail and family audio guide. Not only do you get to explore the official London residence of Her Majesty The Queen, but walk around art exhibitions from The Royal Collection and more. 
21st July - 31st August
Monday to Sunday 09:30 - 19:00

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s multi award-winning musical MARY POPPINS returns to its original West End home at the Prince Edward Theatre. The magical story of the world’s favourite Nanny is triumphantly and spectacularly brought to the stage with dazzling choreography, incredible effects and unforgettable songs. Starring Zizi Strallen, returning to play the title role following great acclaim on the recent sell-out international tour, and Charlie Stemp as Bert, who recently gave an award-winning performance as Arthur Kipps in Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Half A Sixpence.
Until Tuesday, 22 February, 2022

The Natural History Museum is home to a fantastic range of world famous historical exhibits. From Dinosaurs to Volcanos and Human Evolution, here you’ll find something for everyone to enjoy. Next door at the Science Museum you’ll experience how technology has shaped our modern world through a range of hands on exhibits and experiences. 

What sort of engineer would you be? Dreamer, planner or fixer, or perhaps one who just breaks things into a delightful mess? Get hands-on experience of London Underground with interactive exhibits and problem-solving at the revived Future Engineers gallery at Covent Garden's Museum of Transport. You can scan your palm with the latest ticket technology, virtually drive an Elizabeth line train, and fix an engine. The museum has been a long-standing favourite for this family correspondent, who has graduated from sitting in the back of a wooden taxi, asking to be taken to the zoo, and crossing and re-crossing the road by the traffic lights until he's dizzy, to being able to sit for himself a while in the vintage Seventies tube carriage and admire the wide-lapelled fashions of the day.