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Family Adventure Map: Western Wanderer

Explore beautiful parks, marvel at fascinating museum displays, search for hidden objects and more in this fun-filled journey through West London

Time Out in association with Transport for London

Searching for inspiration for family-friendly West London outings? We've got just the itinerary for you. Together with Transport for London, we've created an exciting journey through the west, complete with fun challenges, games and cool facts at each location to make your day out even more wonderful.

Each location on this itinerary is just a short walk or bus ride from a Tube or London Overground station, and we've provided all the information you need to travel from each location to the next. Please note that journey time is approximate. 

Remember to check TfL Journey Planner before you travel and always touch in and out with the same card or device to pay the right fare.  


Western Wanderer

Princess Diana Memorial Playground
  • Attractions
  • Hyde Park


How many of the following objects did you spot near the fountain? Tick off the following:
Lamp post
Serenity Sculpture

To get to the next location:
52 bus from Exhibition Road to Ladbroke Grove. 32 mins

Museum of Brands
  • Museums
  • History
  • Ladbroke Grove


What's the oldest object you can find in the Time Tunnel?

To get to the next location:
Circle line from Ladbroke Grove to Hammersmith, then Piccadilly line to Acton Town. 35 mins

Gunnersbury Park Museum
  • Museums
  • Acton


Draw the other half of the Gunnersbury Park Museum.

To get to the next location:
20-min walk to Brentford Fountain Leisure Centre. 267 bus to Kew Bridge Station. 22 mins

London Museum of Water and Steam
  • Museums
  • Science and technology
  • Brentford


Have you noticed that each engine and waterwheel has its own name? What would you call your engine?

To get back to the Princess Diana Memorial Playground:
237 bus to Shepherd's Bush Green. Central line to Queensway. 11-min walk. 51 mins

Congratulations – you've completed the route!

Want more family outings?

Your guide to the wonderful world of off-peak

For adult adventurers

For adult adventurers

Thanks to TfL's off-peak fares and fantastic discounts for kids, getting out and about in London as a family is super-affordable.

Where do off-peak fares apply?
All Tube, DLR and most London Overground services across London.

When do they apply?
Every weekday before 6.30am, between 9.30am and 3.59pm, and after 7pm.

They also apply all day at weekends and on those glorious bank holidays!

To check your fare, search TfL Single Fare Finder.

Travel in Zones 2-6 for £1.50.
Fare shown is for an adult off-peak pay as you go journey not going via Zone 1.

Travel into Zone 1 from £2.40.
Fare shown is for an adult off-peak pay as you go journey from Zone 2 into Zone 1.

Travel by bus or tram for just £1.50!
Off-peak does not apply on buses or trams: TfL’s Hopper fare lets you take unlimited bus or tram journeys anytime, anywhere within one hour of first touching in for just £1.50.

Top Time Out travel tips:
Remember to check TfL Journey Planner before you travel.

Always touch in and out with the same card or device to pay the right fare.

For pint-sized passengers

For pint-sized passengers

Under 5s
Children under five travel free at any time on all TfL services! This includes the Tube, DLR, London Overground, buses and trams. Children must be accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket.

5-10 years
Kids aged 5-10 travel free on all buses and trams, when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket, without the need for a Zip Oyster photocard.

They can also travel free on all Tube, DLR and London Overground services when they have a 5-10 Zip Oyster photocard, where pay as you go is accepted.

11-15 years
Children aged 11-15 travel free on all buses and trams with an 11-15 Zip Oyster photocard.

With an 11-15 Zip Oyster photocard they can also travel at half the adult rate on all Tube, DLR and London Overground services.

Get your Zip Oyster photocard today!
The Zip Oyster photocard is your key to making the most of TfL’s great discounts for families. Getting one is super-easy: all you need to do is visit and apply online (parents or guardians must apply). Then, let your adventures begin!

Did you know? If your child is 16 but was 15 on August 31, they can still apply for an 11-15 Zip Oyster photocard, which is better value.

Your key to London adventures

The Cultural TfL Map is your key to finding more of London's family friendly hidden gems. This interactive map reveals more than 500 Time Out-recommended museums, galleries, street art and more, all within a short walk or bus ride of each station. Many of these experiences are free!

We know that affordable, convenient public transport is the key to accessing the best that London has to offer – and thanks to TfL’s affordable off-peak fares and other discounts across the network, the possibilities for adventure are wider than ever. Here, you'll find plenty more unexpected and exciting off-peak outings.

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