Kids Shows to see in London May Half Term 2024

Struggling to entertain the kids this not-quite-sunny half term? Here are a few children friendly shows I recommend…


Zog and the Flying Doctors, Rose Theatre, Kingston – Based on the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler this much-loved story is bought to life by Freckle Productions. The modern fairytale will take the audience on an adventure with the flying doctor crew with with music and lyrics by Joe Stilgoe (who plays Zog).

28 May – 2 June (3+, but all ages welcome)

You are the Sun, Southbank Centre – A relaxed and playful opera for babies and grown-ups, with immersive theatrics, sing-a-long songs and play. Celebrating the gift of nature as the cast and audience conjure a world out of breath, water, sunlight and soil.

29 May – 2 June (0-2 years)

The Colour of Dinosaurs, Polka Theatre – “A rip-roaring, prehistoric science pop gig for curious humans of all ages.” Kids are encouraged to bring their own dino toys to this educational and entertaining musical, multi-coloured world of the dinosaurs.

11 May – 9 June (4-12 years)

The Princess and the Pea, Unicorn Theatre – The Unicorn theatre triumphs with this show which includes breathtaking acrobatics, clowning around, and fairy-tale adventure. It’s a funny and playful remix of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic story.

17 May – 16 June (2+ years)

The Enormous Crocodile, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre – A new musical version of Roald Dahl’s picture book has catchy tunes by Ahmed Abdullahi Gallab and funny lyrics by Suhayla El-Bushra. The Enormous Crocodile is weaving his way through the jungle in search of delicious little fingers and squidgy podgy knees. A magical production surrounded by nature.

17 May – 8 June (4+ years, but all welcome)

10 new restaurants to try in London this Spring

Spring is here, I think, and London is in full swing… the restaurant scene is thriving with new eateries and inaugural restaurant awards popping up weekly. I pride myself on trying (almost) every new dining experience, from the super hyped to the trendy under-the-radar spots. The question I get asked more than anything else on my instagram page – ‘is it worth trying?’ With that in mind here’s my top ten to try this season…

Devonshire Soho

The Devonshire, Soho – You can’t get a table here for love nor money… the Piccadilly Circus institution has been lovingly restored, and serves a classic, no-frills menu of superior steak and chips and other British favourites. My tip, grab a seat at the bar downstairs (no reservation required) and enjoy the steak sandwich with chips and a pint of Guinness.

Josephine, Fulham – The latest eatery from chef Claude Bosi and wife Lucy, this charming French bistro champions delicious Lyonnaise food. Wine is poured and priced with a ruler, the atmosphere is convivial and you’ll want to relax here all afternoon. I loved the mustardy rabbit to share, the potato menu (zut alors!) and the pretty in pink praline tart.

The Square, Clapton – This neighborhood gem was recently taken over by new management, and the kitchen is now in very good hands with Akoko alumni at the helm. They are well known for their brunch, but I recommend heading here on a Friday night date for absolutely delicious sharing plates.

Three Sheets

Three Sheets, Soho – The central London outpost of the hit Dalston cocktail bar. The original was founded in 2016 by brothers Max and Noel Venning, and now they are bringing their clean, minimalist, perfectly poured drinks to Soho. The signature (a version of a carbonated French 75, made with gin, clarified lemon, moscato, orange flower and verjus) is available here alongside some other tempting concoctions. In the daytime the team will serve food and coffee.

Ria’s, Notting Hill – Super hip little venue serving up epic wedges of Detroit-style deep dish pizza. It comes from husband-and-wife duo David and Ria, and despite neither having a background in food, the place is carefree but confident. Order a slice of the Pepperoni & soppressata and a glass of natural wine.


Quince, Islington – Anna Higham’s long awaited Quince bakery is here, and luckily it lives up to expectation. Located on the lesser known end of Islington, the takeaway venue has an alluring counter piled high with bread, fruit hand pies and Anna’s signature butter buns, yum.

Camille, London Bridge – In need of a place to catch up with a friend, settle in at Camille. This newbie comes from the Ducksoup team, and head chef Elliot Hashtroudi’s menu captures the rustic energy of a regional French table. We loved the sharing meats, the punchy pickled vegetables and the irresistable burnt milk tart for dessert.

The Dover, Mayfair – The sultry, stylish spot for a night out. The Dover is a New-York Italian Bar & restaurant in Mayfair. Serving classic Italian dishes with New York attitude it is the perfect place to perch with a martini or bowl of pasta and meatballs.


Donia, Soho – The finest modern Filipino fare at the top of Carnaby Street’s Kingly Court. The concise menu packs a punch with highlights including lamb shoulder caldereta pie and the addictively tasty grilled chicken inasal.

Morchella, Exmouth Market – Located just off Exmouth Market in a former bank, Morchella is a restaurant and wine bar serving a modern interpretation of classical dishes from across the Mediterranean. The huge venue has been kitted out beautifully and the menu is full of wonder – order the pork jowl, salt-baked poussin and the unusual blood orange and black olive portokalopita.

Head to my instagram @millykr to see all my restaurant recommendations.

What to buy your kids this Christmas

Four years of buying Christmas presents for my little people and I’m beginning to really get to grips which which presents are successful! I hope this list will help bring a little inspiration when it comes to making the kids in your life smile.


Lovevery £80-120 – These joyful boxes are specially designed for every few months of a young child’s life (age 0-4 years), to educate, entertain and stimulate little minds.


Superga kids, £37 – Classic Italian trainers in every size, but particularly cute on little feet, comfy and with easy velcro straps.

ice cream maker baths

Foam Cone Factory, £20 – the ultimate bath time toy, just put in bubble bath and pull the lever for amazing make believe ice cream cones!

Little Dutch

Little Dutch Balance Bike, £110 – This stylish bikes are great for ages 2-5, helping children to balance while providing a fun transportation method on park walks.

crazy soap

Crazy Soap, £2 – This sensory soap is great fun, and will encourage even the most reluctant little ones into the bath!

childrens kitchen

Jabadabado Grey Kitchen, £106 – Currently on sale this little kitchen will keep small chefs occupied for hours while you whip up the real supper alongside them.

wooden toy

Galt pop-up toy, £9 – This classic toy is the most brilliant game for babies of every age, helping to hone fine motor skills whilst also providing lots of entertainment.

make a meal sticker book

Make a Meal Sticker book, £6.19 – This retro sticker book offers different table settings and food and drink stickers for kids to customise their own meals.

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