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Free London! 10 places to take the kids this summer

Looking for something to do with the kids in London this summer? Not keen to spend a mint or fight the T. rex crowds at the Natural History Museum? Last week we brought you 10 FREE things to do across the city—whether you want the kids to be edified or simply entertained, these activities won’t break the bank. Enjoy another 10 ideas this week!

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Sir John Soane’s Museum

Follow a trail through the extraordinary architect’s house by choosing a theme, from bibliomania to Napoleonica
13 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, WC2A 3BP

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Thames Barrier

See the sun glint off the stainless-steel piers of one of the world’s largest movable flood barriers
1 Unity Way, Woolwich, SE18 5NJ

Somerset House

Cool off in the courtyard fountains
The Strand, WC2R 1LA

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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Enjoy the playgrounds and fountains and riverside walks
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, E20

Fulham Palace

Discover 1,300 years of British history at the former summer home of the bishops of London
Bishop’s Avenue, Fulham, SW6 6EA

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Horniman Museum & Gardens

Experiment with a range of musical instruments and find out why that walrus looks so fat (even by walrus standards)
100 London Road, Forest Hill, SE23 3PQ

British Library

Let your kids learn about the Magna Carta or the Sex Pistols (er, the latter exhibition has ‘adult content’)
96 Euston Road, NW1 2DB

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Thames21 river cleanup

Engage in some purposeful mudlarking by joining in a cleanup of our mighty river
Various sites across the city; see Thames21’s events page

Golders Hill Park Zoo

Spot laughing kookaburras and ring-tailed lemurs
Golders Hill Park, NW3 7ES

Wellcome Collection

With its focus on ‘life, death and everything in between’, this spot is particularly well suited for older children
183 Euston Road, NW1 2BE, UK

HAVE FUN!

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