A big selection of free London colouring pages, including landmarks like Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and Tower Bridge. Colouring London’s iconic attractions is a great indoor activity for kids to have fun and learn more about the British capital.
Big Ben Colouring Page
Not the name of a tower or building, Big Ben is actually the nickname of the bell hanging in the famous clocktower right next to the Palace of Westminster.
Probably the most famous royal palace in the world, this is usually one of the first buildings in London kids learn about. Whether you’re planning to take the kids to watch Changing of the Guards or not, colouring this famous landmark is a great start when getting to know Central London.
London’s most famous and cutest bear Paddington Bear remains a family favourite, and one of London’s most famous fictional characters.
Queen Elizabeth II
The most famous and celebrated person among our London colouring pages. No further introductions are needed, here’s your chance to print out and colour a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II!
The Queen’s Guard
Always on guard in front of Buckingham Palace, the Queen’s Guards’ first and foremost duty is to protect the monarch. The Changing of the Guards ceremony is taking place in front of the palace and is one of the most popular free things to experience in London.
Red Telephone Box
Voted as one of Britain’s top 10 design icons, the red telephone box is recognized everywhere in the world as a symbol of London. Yet another colouring page where you’ll mostly need the red crayon :-)
For decades you could hop on and off the classic Routemaster red doubler decker bus. One of the best and cheapest ways to explore London continues to be the regular bus services through Central London. Just make sure to get a seat on the upper deck of the famously red double-decker bus, and you’ll get a panorama of London’s landmarks.
Tourists tend to mix up Tower Bridge with London Bridge, which is another good reason to take a closer look when colouring this famous bridge.
Britain’s famous wartime leader Winston Churchill led Britain to victory during world war 2.
Black Cab (or “Hackney Carriage”)
The famous London taxi is not the most colourful of vehicles, but it’s definitely one of the most iconic symbols of London.
Great Fire of London
The most significant historical event in the history of London: In the year 1666 a fire broke out in a bakery in Pudding Lane in the City of London which in the next few days devastated and destroyed the majority of London’s buildings.
Colouring is a classic favourite activity for kids at home that has never gone out of fashion. Here is a structure that is usually high up on the bucket list for families visiting London: The London Eye!
Get your red crayons out again for the iconic British post box! The red pillar boxes are made of cast iron and usually display a royal cypher of the monarch who was reigning at the time it was built. This is a firm favourite among our London colouring pages!
One of Britain’s greatest monarchs during all times, the long-reigning Queen Victoria.
The Queen’s Crown
With all its shining gemstones, here’s a chance to get your crayons out and colour the Queen’s precious crown. If you visit London, you can see the real crown behind the thick walls of the Tower of London.
The Tube was the first underground metro network in the world when constructed in the 19th century. It’s still the most popular way of getting around the city and is a simple but efficient way for visitors to travel to see London’s many landmarks.
Tower of London
The famous Tower of London is one of the oldest and most significant buildings in England’s history. Erected by the Normans soon after invading England, the White Tower has been standing tall for more than 900 years. Spark your kids’ interest in England’s history and print out one of our free colouring pages.
On Trafalgar Square, you can enjoy several live events throughout the year and you’ll find impressive statues of lions, the Admiral Nelson statue and the National Gallery. Trafalgar Square is definitely a key place in London to visit.
7 Benefits of colouring pages
1. A meaningful offline activity
While most children spend a lot of time in front of screens these days, colouring pages offer a meaningful offline activity that helps strengthen focus and discipline. Finishing an intricate colouring page is a really satisfying feeling, especially if you’ve worked long and hard to finish it. So get your crayons out of the drawer and print out our London colouring pages as an alternative to all the screen-based activities.
2. Colouring helps strengthen hand muscles
Colouring can help strengthen young children’s hand muscles, which is really key when it comes to developing fine motor skills important for handwriting when they get older. While making drawings from scratch is difficult for toddlers, an outlined colouring page makes it easier for them to follow the lines and they’ll also feel great about the outcome :-)
3. Fine motor skills development
Just like activities such as cooking, playing and using tools are helping kids develop fine motor skills, colouring inside the lines of colouring pages help strengthen fine muscle coordination in children.
4. Encourages creative development
Drawing is a creative process, with shapes and colours stimulating and engaging the brain. Give the kids the freedom to chose what type of colouring pages to print out and give totally artistic freedom to be as creative as they want. Colouring is a great hobby for parents as well, and it can be really encouraging for kids to see grown-ups taking part in what they’re doing.
5. The foundation of a solid pencil grip
Practising with crayons is a really important part of kids developing a solid pencil grip. This will make the transition to school a lot easier because they’ve already learned the fundamentals and have a solid pencil grip before they start practising handwriting.
6.Helping children learn
Colouring can be a nice alternative to more traditional ways of learning through textbooks. If your kids are learning about British geography or history, our London colouring pages can play a part as a fun element of the learning process.
7. It’s a low cost activity
If you already have a printer at home, printing out a few colouring pages from time to time is not going to break the bank. The great thing about using free resources on the internet (like on LondonDucklings) vs. buying colouring books is that you can customize the print-outs to match your kids’ interests.
FAQ London Colouring Pages
What are the most popular London attractions for kids?
Kids are often fascinated by London attractions like Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, The Queen’s Guards as well as London’s iconic red double-decker buses, black cabs and underground network.
What’s a fun way for kids to learn about London?
Taking advantage of free London colouring pages that can be printed out at home is a fun and easy way for kids to learn more about the UK capital.
What can kids learn from using colouring pages?
It’s can be a great resource for kids to learn more about a subject, plus it can help strengthen the hand muscles and pencil grip making it easier to write.