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Free London! 10 places to take the kids this summer

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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? Here are 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.

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Morden Hall Park

Feel miles from the city as you wander the meadows and wetlands
Morden Hall Road, Morden, SM4 5JD

Princess Diana Memorial Fountain

Chill your feet after a walk through the park
Hyde Park, W2

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Mudlarks Children’s Gallery at the Museum of London Docklands

Gloriously hands-on activities for kids up to age 8
Museum of London Docklands, No.1 Warehouse, West India Quay, E14 4AL

Kensington Roof Gardens

Featuring a Spanish Garden, Tudor Garden and English Woodland (call ahead to be sure it’s open)
99 Kensington High Street, W8 5SA (entry is via Derry Street)

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St James’s Park pelicans

Can their beak really hold more than their belly can? Watch them being fed between 2:30 and 3pm daily
St James’s Park

British Museum’s kid-friendly trail

Prevent museum fatigue by checking out their 12 objects to see with children, from a turquoise serpent to a mummified bull
Great Russell Street, WC1B 3DG

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Barbican Big Adventure

A do-it-yourself adventure trail through an architectural landmark
Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS

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Southbank Centre’s Festival of Love

Featuring the copaCABANA Beach, inventive benches and an unpredictable fountain
Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX
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Grant Museum of Zoology

See the skull and antlers of an Ice Age-era giant deer, compare the preserved brains of various mammals or marvel at the creepy jar of moles
Rockefeller Building, UCL, 21 University Street, WC1E 6DE

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Northala Fields hills

Climb up those conical earth mounds you see from the A40—there are playgrounds and fishing lakes too
Kensington Rd, Northolt, UB5

Have Fun!

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