We just love our scooters. It’s a great way for our kids to stay active and it’s also a good way to extend their reach exploring the city. We have listed some of our favourite areas in London that we can recommend scooting with kids in London.
Scooting along the Thames Path
The Thames Path might not be the most efficient way of getting from A to B with the river twisting and turning, but it’s certainly one of the safest areas for kids in the capital. This has become our highway and main path, whether cycling, walking or scooting in Central London. The Southbank is full of exciting attractions but can be crowded. We recommend going out of the city centre, such as the Thames Path from Tower Bridge to Greenwich. In Greenwich, you’ll find several child-friendly attractions such as the Maritime Museum as well as a great playground. With moderate scooting speed, this will probably take you around 1.5 – 2 hours depending on the route you’ll take. A nice place to stop halfway is the Surrey Docks Farm with lunch at the Ship and Whale pub. Here is the route from London Bridge to Surrey Docks Farm:
Regent’s canal is a bit of a hidden gem. Our favourite route is from Little Venice to Camden Lock. Shielded from London’s traffic, this is a great chance to explore a new side of London. Along the path, you’ll see the narrowboats that were constructed especially for travel on London’s narrow canals. You’ll pass the impressive regency houses designed by architect Robert Nash, built for London’s wealthy elite. You’ll pass under London Zoo where you might see monkeys jumping around in the treetops if you’re lucky. And further east towards Camden you’ll be getting some interesting views of normal Londoner’s back gardens! Arriving at Camden Lock, you’ll have all the wonderful markets to explore.
Scooting in London’s Parks
London is one of the greenest capitals of the world and they are very accessible. Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens and Regent’s Park are the obvious choices in Central London. We can also recommend Battersea Park, which is great fun for kids with a Children Zoo as well as an Adventure Playground (Go Ape). Richmond Park is also one of our favourites watching deers and properly feeling like out in the country. When it comes to Greenwich Park, we would probably not recommend it for very young kids as some of the hills in the park are quite steep.