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It is never too early to get your children interested in history, and London is the perfect place to begin their love affair with all things antiquated. Here are just a few of the great places to visit on a child-friendly tour of the capital.

Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum is literally bursting with exciting things for children to see and do. Whether your youngsters are in to dinosaurs, space, nature, biology or history, you’ll find plenty of attractions and exhibits here.

The free-to-enter museum is open every day between 10:00 and 17:00 and is located in the heart of London’s museum centre, so you can explore other exhibitions nearby.

Tower of London

The Tower of London is legendary and children become mesmerised by hearing the exciting tales that took place here and seeing some of the royal building’s most precious assets, namely the Crown Jewels.

There are nearly 24,000 gemstones situated in the Tower of London, making this exhibit one of its highlights. However, it is also renowned for its historic re-enactments, from sword-fighting shows to live musical performances, situated in the famous Tower moat.

Hampton Court Palace

Journey a little further out of the capital to visit Hampton Court Palace for a day out your children will love. One of the grandest royal residences in Britain, Hampton Court Palace is surrounded by a vast green landscape, has dozens of grand and impressive quarters, and is home to its famous 17th century maze – a favourite among kids.

Built in the early 16th century, this Tudor palace was adored by Henry VIII, and children are fascinated to find out more about the notorious king – and his six wives.

For more information about our London history tours, with or without the kids, take a look at what we have to offer.