Capital tots

Adventures and days out for babies, toddlers and children in and around London - the greatest City on earth

Parks The Aquarium Classic London sites National Gallery Free activities Farms and zoos The coast British Museum Musuem of London Docklands The London Eye Natural History Musuem

Trafalgar Square

All outside

Easy with buggy


Central London / step-free access from Waterloo

Getting there / tickets / vital info

Capital tots thoughts:

Good place to go with toddlers as long as you have nerves of steel when they try and run off. Trafalgar Square is hectic and chaotic and full of pigeons so MLA loves running/crawling around after them. He also loves climbing up the steps and getting lots of energy that way. It’s a good place for just hanging out and taking in the atmosphere with some interesting places around.

Personally I’d only use it as a stop off en route to somewhere else like the National Gallery which is just behind Trafalgar Square, the South Bank or the London Eye, or just to say you’ve been. Nearby Leicester Square is tacky and crazily busy. I would avoid with a small child.


The best option is Café in the Crypt of St. Martin in the Fields church. The Church is located on the Western side of Trafalgar Square and has just been voted Les Routier’s London café of the year. It has loads of room for buggies, they welcome children with open arms and it means you can also get a look at the church.

Make a day of it by:

Checking out the National Gallery and then walking across Hungerford Bridge to the London Eye. Or if a park is more the order of the day walk across Trafalgar Square to St. James’ Park (10 mins) and feed the ducks and run around on the grass.

What did you think?

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