This month, explore a vibrant food utopia at Kew, step into an illustrated world at artsdepot, and get revoltingly messy at Mess It Up in the Park.
South East London
There’s not a lot in it, but its location on the edge of Peckham Rye and the welcome addition of a baby-sensory room mean Apple Tree 2 just edges it over its sister site.
This month, be dazzled by the Winter Lights in Canary Wharf, build a Den at the Soane Museum and master the art of spinning the decks at Peckham Levels.
I don’t know what to love most about Peace + Riot: the decor, the menu, the fact it becomes a restaurant at night or the childcare (and let’s be real, it’s obviously the childcare).
The big guns are out this September, from Frieze Sculpture in Regent’s Park to the Summer Exhibition at the RA – and LDF pretty much everywhere else.
This month, experience an al fresco art exhibition, go on a magical journey led by a sonic sphere, and hit up a shit ton of free festivals.
This month, meet Paddington Bear at the British Library, ride dodgems at Somerset House and scribble all over the floor at Tate Modern.
The Moustache has a distinctly grown-up feel – it just happens to cater to grown ups who have children. And frankly, that’s the best kind of cafe I can think of.
I was half expecting to be digging up physical clues, but obviously that would be completely ridiculous and also it’s 2020, not 1952.
Reached the end of our first family-friendly London list? Here’s another bunch of ideas for those days when boredom levels are high and inspiration is low.