The land of Harry Potter, Peter Pan and Sherlock Holmes is sure to enchant children of all ages. London has Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and the London Eye (at 443 tall, the biggest Ferris wheel in Europe). When it's time for a break, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens offer acres of lawns and trails where kids can run and explore. And don't stop at London: England has many more family-friendly destinations. The English countryside is perfect for family travel, with castles, farms, and friendly historical figures like Robin Hood and King Arthur. When arriving in London, choose your airport: mighty Gatwick (LGW), ultra-modern Heathrow (LHR), or fast-growing Luton (LTN).
England is rich with family lodging: Apartments in the buzz of Central London, luxury family suites in Covent Garden, beach resorts at Devon or Blackpool, country inns with room for kids to romp and play. Whether you want a modern family hotel or an ancient lodge with all the historic trimmings, England has room for you and your children.