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February Half Term in London: Fun-Filled Family Activities

02 February 2016

With half term just around the corner, we’re delighted to roll out our school holiday offer: Kids Eat & Stay for Free!

Kid 's Eat & Stay For Free - Grange Hotels School Holiday Offer

That’s right, this February, there’s no need to break the bank on your family hotel stay in London. Instead, let us treat you to an exclusive package which includes accommodation, Continental breakfast, and tickets for Historic Royal Palaces. Plus, kids stay and eat absolutely FREE! Click here for full details and T&Cs of this offer.


During your stay, why not take advantage of these fun (and mostly free) things to do in London with the kids! You can also check out our monthly blog piece for more inspiration, with our guide to What’s on in London: February 2016.

Changing The Guard At Buckingham Palace

See the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace
Odd dates at 11:30 in Feb 16

Witness a great British tradition while enjoying a touch of royalty, with the iconic Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. The ceremony, which lasts for approximately 45 minutes, features London’s well-dressed guards performing precision drills to the stirring sounds of the band. Times and dates are subject to change, so be sure to check first, and it’s best to get there an hour early for a good spot! For those staying in our Grange Wellington and Grange Rochester Hotels, the Palace is only a 15-minute walk away.

Nearest Tube: Victoria, Green Park, St. James’s Park


Museum Of London - Free Half Term Fun For Kids

Be a half-term hero at the Museum of London
13th - 21st Feb 16

A week-long event featuring storytelling, dancing, art and design, half term at the Museum of London promises plenty of fun for all the family to enjoy. Learn all about some of London’s greatest superheroes, “from firefighters to matchgirls, popstardom to politics”, and how you and your family could become heroes of the future!

If you’re interested in finding out more about London’s history, members of our loyalty programme, Revarew, can take advantage of a 15% discount on the Museum of London’s fascinating walking tours!

Nearest Tube: Barbican, St Paul’s


Pelicans In St James 's Park

Watch the pelicans being fed at St. James’s Park
Daily 14:30 – 16:30

Located just a short walk away from our Grange Rochester and Grange Wellington Hotels, St. James’s Park is a great spot to enjoy a stroll or a picnic, while taking in those beautiful views of Buckingham Palace. What’s more, every day at 14:30, visitors can watch the park’s four famous Great White Pelicans being fed at the 19th century Duck Island Cottage.

Nearest Tube: St. James’s Park, Westminster


Tower Bridge ExhibitionBrave new heights at the Tower Bridge Exhibition
All Year Round

Step inside the world’s most famous bridge and explore London from above, with the Tower Bridge Exhibition. The bridge lift will take you 42m high to the special glass walkways, where you can enjoy exceptional views over the Thames, not to mention our nearby Grange City and Grange Tower Bridge Hotels! You can also learn more about the history of the bridge with a trip to the Engine Rooms and Towers. Revarew members can use their points to book, here!

Nearest Tube: Tower Hill, London Bridge


The London Time Tour BusTake a ride on the London Time Tour Bus

Every weekend

Ready to “travel to another dimension”? Then hop aboard the London Time Tour Bus, as Professor Quantum takes you on a historic journey from Trafalgar Square past some of London’s most iconic landmarks, including Westminster Abbey, Downing Street, St Paul’s Cathedral and London Bridge. Revarew members can enjoy 30% off tickets here!

Nearest Tube: Charing Cross, Leicester Square, Embankment


Chinatown - London


Celebrate Chinese New Year in Trafalgar Square
14th Feb 16

Kick off half term with a bang in Trafalgar Square, as firecrackers mark the start of Chinese New Year celebrations! Taking place from 10:00, the day’s festivities will include acrobats, dancers and, of course, the grand lion parade, which will wind its way through the West End, finishing in Chinatown.  

Nearest Tube: Charing Cross, Leicester Square, Embankment


Southbank Centre - Imagine Children 's Festival (1)Get imaginative at Southbank Centre
10th - 21st Feb 16

Ran by children, for children, Southbank Centre has created an exciting calendar of events this February, jam-packed with daily activities and workshops - all absolutely free. Imagine Children’s Festival features music, theatre and literature, with special events to celebrate Roald Dahl 100, including the hotly-anticipated Wondercrump World!

Nearest Tube: Waterloo