Here we’ve listed things to do that may require a bus, tube, train or car to get to. Public transport suggestions included where possible, use TfL.gov.uk‘s Journey Planner or the free Citymapper app for your phone.
Hampton Court isn’t cheap but the ticket gets you into everything – or you can just pay to get into individual sections such as the Magic Garden or the Maze. The Magic Garden is worth the visit alone especially when it’s hot as there’s a large water play section. There are also some very nice cafes but equally you can save money by taking a picnic to have in the grounds. Some parts of the Palace are tricky due to stairs but they have a buggy park. Stunning gardens for a picnic, and really interesting looking around the Palace.
Getting there: Trains twice an hour from Clapham Junction or Earlsfield. Direct route with 25 min journey time. The Palace is a 5 min walk over the bridge from the station. There is also a car park although this does tend to fill up quickly.
Brilliant aquarium, unusual musical instruments for kids to play on, nice grounds to potter around when the weather’s pleasant and a good cafe with lots of highchairs. Free entry, although adults have to pay £2 for the aquarium, or buy a £6 annual membership for free entry from next visit. Open daily 10.30-5.30.
Getting there: The Horniman is a five to ten minute walk from Forest Hill station and is signposted from the platform 1 exit. Please be aware this walk is uphill, although there are several bus services which stop at both the station and Museum (see above). There is also some limited free parking on the roads at the back of the museum.