How to teach your kids about the history of London

history of london

As a hub of art, culture and history, London is a magical city that holds all kinds of secrets and hidden treasures. For centuries, adults and children from all over the world have sought to uncover the rich history of the city.

Why not bring the whole family along for a weekend of excitement and discovery at our luxurious Central London hotels? Spend your time exploring the city’s vibrant streets and historic institutions. Here are some of the best places to help teach your little ones about the rich history of London.

London Transport Museum

Covent Garden Piazza, London

In the heart of London, the residence, commuters and tourists are the lifeblood of the city and the public transport systems are the veins that keep the capital running. Transport in London goes back centuries and now you can help teach your kids all about it with a trip to the London Transport Museum. From Tube trains to vintage buses, you’ll get the chance to see how technological innovations have helped to pave the way for new forms of transport. Teach your youngsters about the amazing work that went into creating the Tube and how it’s evolved over the years.

Churchill War Rooms

Clive Steps, London

WWII remains as one of the most pivotal events in Britain’s history but nowhere felt the effects of the conflict quite like London. The city was brought to its knees but still persevered. If you’re hoping to teach your kids more about the war, the Churchill War Rooms provide a perfect setting to tell the story of how the country’s leaders came together and developed plans that eventually led to the end of the war and the defeat of Hitler. After a delicious breakfast at the Montcalm restaurant, head over to the Clive Steps.

London Museum

Museum of London

London Wall, London

If you’re looking to explore the history of England’s capital, there’s no better place to do it than the Museum of London. The sole purpose of the museum is to document and showcase the history of the city itself. Dating back to the prehistoric era, the exhibits and installations at the museum paint a vivid picture of the city’s timeline and provide incredible insight into how London was created and evolved into the thriving metropolis it is today.

Shakespeare Globe

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

New Globe Walk, London

While this famous venue may not be a museum, it still offers an amazing insight into the rich history of London. Shakespeare is one of the greatest creative minds in history and his Globe Theatre is a pillar of the creative and historic community. As well as regular sell-out shows from some of the world’s best performers, the Globe Theatre also holds regular tour experiences. During the tour, you and your little ones will get a chance to see behind the scenes of the theatre and learn all about the history of theatre in London.