The Best Family Days Out Near the Devonshire London

family Days Out london

Some quality family time is what a break is all about, and London has a vast amount to offer when it comes to family days out to forge unforgettable memories.

And you don’t even have to go far to find some family-friendly fun, because you’re ideally situated in hotels near Paddington Station London to access everything that’s on offer. With only a short trip, you can sample a variety of great days out in the immediate area and not have to worry about long journeys and getting the family from place to place, which is always a nice bonus. So, with that in mind, let’s jump in!

Old Spitalfields Market

If you’ve got a taste for shopping – or have some mini-shopaholics in toe – Old Spitalfields Market is somewhere you can quickly pass a whole day. Old Spitalfields Market smacks of the real London, giving visitors an opportunity to explore one of the most well-regarded and famous markets in all of the UK.

Old Spitalfields Market

Offering everything from retro clothing to yummy food, the market is one of the oldest in London – hence the name – and also one of the most beloved. The point of Old Spitalfields Market is to bring together a vast array of eclectic goods and let shoppers pick their way through the antiques, collectables, clothes and everything else that’s on offer, all with a friendly, classic London market atmosphere. It’s a great day out and something everyone can enjoy.

Tower of London

It just wouldn’t be proper to visit London and not take in the history the place has to offer, and the Tower of London is a sight that everyone in your family will enjoy.

Tower of London

Drenched in history, intrigue and often tightly bound up with the course of British history, the Tower of London offers great history, some lurid insight into the past and tours that take you deep inside the history of the place.

Adults will love it because it’s a fascinating, famous part of British history, while the kids will get a thrill hearing about the various dark happenings that have taken place at the tower over the centuries. If you’re hungry after your sightseeing exertions, you’re only a stone’s throw from the Devonshire Restaurant.

Hackney City Farm

Even though London is a bustling metropolis, this doesn’t mean you can’t get away from it all and enjoy some greenery and get an insight into farm life.

Hackney City farm is less than 20-minutes from hotels near Paddington Station London, and it is indeed a fully-working farm, replete with goats, chickens, hens and other livestock. Once there, it’s easy to forget you’re still in London and the whole family will love an authentic day out on the farm.

It’s the type of place you need as a family when in London, peeling back, as it does, the layers of city stress and providing a fun, relaxing family day out.

6 Essential Sights Within Three Tube Stops of the Devonshire Hotel

Essential Sights

Seeing the sights is always a priority when you’re in London. There’s so much to take in, with nearly every part of the capital holding its own iconic sights and places that fitting it all in can feel a little overwhelming.

Luckily, from your room at the Devonshire Hotel Paddington, you can make your way to a host of sights and only make three Tube stops along the way. As a central area of London, Paddington is right at the heart of everything the city has to offer.

With that in mind, let’s look at the essential sights you need to visit.

Tower of London

Nestled right on the shore of the Thames and only a 15-minute or so journey from hotels near Paddington Station London, the Tower of London is a must-see if you love learning about the darker side of London’s history.

 Tower of London

Kings, Queens and revolutionaries have called the Tower home at one time or another, and it most definitely qualifies as an essential sight.

St Paul’s Cathedral

Only a short hop to Bank Tube Station will get you up close and personal with one of the most famous cathedrals in the world.

St Paul’s Cathedral

Stunning, huge and quite imposing, St Paul’s is a fixture of the London skyline, and it’ll only take ten minutes to get there from the Devonshire Hotel Paddington. And make sure you inquire about the tours on-site to gain a deeper understanding of the cathedral’s long and rich history.

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

No trip to London is complete without checking out Shakespeare’s Globe and, happily, you’re in the perfect position to do just that!

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Just hop off at Southwark Tube Station, make your way along the Thames past the Tate Modern and you’re there. There’s never any shortage of classic Shakespeare on offer, and the Globe is an insight into the capital’s theatrical past.

Golden Hinde

A straight shot to London Bridge Tube Station from Paddington, the Golden Hinde is a key piece of British history and only a quick journey from hotels near Paddington Station London.

The Hinde was the ship of the famous Sir Francis Drake, who used the vessel to circumnavigate the globe back in the 16th century. It’s a beautiful, well-preserved ship and a breath-taking sight.

HMS Belfast

Permanently moored in the Thames, the HMS Belfast still looks imposing, but it’s actually now a naval museum.

 HMS Belfast

Hailing from World War Two, the innards of HMS Belfast tell of the rich history of the British Navy and make it an iconic sight worth taking the time to explore.

The Gherkin

To visit the Gherkin, you can jump off at Aldgate Tube Station or, if you prefer, simply walk the short distance.

But it’s worth the trip however you decide to get there because the Gherkin is one of modern London’s most significant – and most controversial – architectural developments. Make the trip and decide for yourself.