Given the fact the October half-term is fast approaching, we thought we’d help you make the most of what the capital has to offer. We've picked out some of our favourite things to do, whether your children are young or a little older.
Treat yourself and your older children to some pampering as the cold weather sets in. Clear your mind, revitalise your body, and rekindle your spirit. Some of the best include, ‘Beauty and Melody Spa at The Montcalm Royal London House’, ‘Sofitel SPA at Sofitel London St James’ and ‘The Spa at The Athenaeum’.
Attend a masterclass to hone your family’s abilities and learn from the best: From an immersive sushi and sake masterclass at Buddha-Bar to interactive cocktail creations at Ramsay's Bread Street Kitchen. Treat yourself or a loved one, whether you want to improve your culinary abilities, learn how to brew elegant drinks, or explore your creative side in a pottery or painting session.
With a sightseeing pass, you can visit several of London's greatest attractions at once and save money at the same time. The Big City Saver attraction passes, The London Pass, and the Go City London Explorer Pass are just a few of the passes that let you accomplish this.
Visit the Warner Bros. Studio Tour: The Making of Harry Potter to learn about the Dark Arts: Visit the classic Harry Potter movie sets behind the scenes but remember... beware of the Death Eaters!
As night falls, board an open-top bus to tour central London after hours while taking in the ambience of the evening. The city's most iconic sights, such as the bustling Trafalgar Square and the neon-lit Piccadilly Circus, will be toured by the London Open Top Night Bus.
Masters of Suspense filmmaking workshop - ages 12 to 16 (24th - 27th October)
At the BFI Southbank, students can collaborate to develop, shoot, and edit a frightening horror film over the course of four days. They will also learn how to convey suspense on screen! This will be perfect for any young aspiring filmmakers.
Ballie Ballerson Shoreditch - Disco With The Dead (29th - 30th October)
Visit Ballie Ballerson to bring much-needed colour into your grey days. With fruity cocktails, gooey pizzas, and enormous playpens to float about in, the colourful adult ball pit is sure to make you smile.
Halloween - The London Dungeon (15th - 31st October)
Of course, we can’t forget Halloween, and this year ‘The London Dungeon’ will be hosting a special haunted house takeover! Embark on a walk-through experience recreating spooky historical moments from London’s rich history. Start your trip by ascending the dungeon's depths in a mediaeval lift. Along the way, you'll study the mysterious identity of Jack the Ripper, get a close shave from Fleet Street barber Sweeney Todd, and learn the horrifying details of the torture chamber. Not for the weak-willed!
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