3 Family-Friendly Ways to Explore London

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When planning your client’s vacation to London, check out Evan Evans’ experiences to some of Britain’s most iconic locations. These three family-friendly tours will be sure to entertain those from the Gen Z generation to the Baby Boomers.


1. Harry Potter Film Locations Walking Tour

The Harry Potter tour. (Photo courtesy of Evans Evans.)

For all those Harry Potter fans on your roster, this tour starts at the Westminster tube station and then takes guests to real-life locations that provided the inspiration for some of the most iconic locations in the wizarding world of Harry Potter films. Guests will visit locations from the films including Diagon Alley, Platform 9 3/4s, and also discover the inspiration behind the sites. The tour includes Evan Evans’ personal headsets, which guarantee a more immersive and intimate experience. Rates start at $25 for children and seniors and $33.75 for adults.

2. The Royal Windsor Steam Express with Castle Tour

The Royal Windsor Steam Express. (Photo courtesy of Evan Evans.)

Guests will travel from Waterloo to Windsor onboard the Mayflower, a restored traditional British steam train from the golden age of rail travel. Travelers can relax and take in the sights on their rail journey, before arriving in Windsor, which is steeped in royal heritage. They’ll visit Windsor Castle, set within 13 acres and posting over 1,000 rooms. Guests will learn how the castle withstood siege, and has been used for entertaining the royals, and home to 39 monarchs. On this tour guests will get to see the State Apartments, Semi-State Rooms, the Grand Reception Room, Queen Mary’s Doll House, and St. George’s Chapel, where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were married. Tours start at $80 for kids and $92.50 for adults.

In April 2002, families can also take the steam train to Windsor and visit the LEGO themed hotel on site, the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort.

3. Warwick Castle, Shakespeare’s England, Oxford, & The Cotswolds Tour

The Cotswolds. (Photo courtesy of Evan Evans.)

On this tour, guests will visit Warwick Castile, which is an action-packed family attraction with a full program of entertainment throughout the year. Here, guests will meet with figured of Warwick’s historic inhabitants inside state rooms, including Countess Daisy, Winston Churchill, and more. Then they’ll go on a walk on the ramparts to the top of the mound where they’ll get to take in the views of the castle and grounds. Next, it’s off to relax in the peacock garden by the Conservatory, as peacocks wander around.

While in Stratford-Upon-Avon, guests will take in Shakespeare’s England, as they visit the 16th century house where Shakespeare was born in 1564. Guests will get an insight into the family’s life and see artifacts on display from the Shakespeare Trust’s collection.

The final stop of the tour is the University of Oxford, the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Here, guests will have a walking tour and spot filming locations for various movies and TV series over the years, including the Harry Potter films. Tour rates start at $77.50 pp.

For more information, visit evanevanstours.com.