Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Lonely Planet Kids: London City Trails

Title: Lonely Planet Kids – London City Trails | Publication Date: June 2016 | Publisher: Lonely Planet Kids | Pages: 103 | Recommended Ages: 8 - 12 Description: Here's a book about London that's seriously streetwise! Let Marco and Amelia, our Lonely Planet explorers, take you off the tourist trail and guide you on a journey through London that you'll never forget. This book is perfect for anyone who has been to London, plans to go there or is just interested in finding out more about this amazing city!
My thoughts: After relocating to London with my husband and six-year-old, I quickly realized that this was not the city I remembered in my twenties. Late night curry and great cocktails weren't going to cut it with the little one. So when I stumbled upon Lonely Planet Kids: London City Trails, I knew that I would be seeing a different side of London as my son discovered it for the first time. 

On top of lots of great insights on London's most famous attractions, here are just a few of the kid-friendly spots that are definitely off the beaten track:

  • The River Fleet - A hidden Thames tributary flowing under Blackfriars Bridge.
  • Kew Garden's Titum Arums - Use your nose to find the stinkiest flower in the world.
  • Spitalfields City Farm - Cheer on your favourite kid at the annual goat races.
  • London's Narrowest House - Don't blink or you might miss this 6 foot (1.8 metre) wide house on Shephard's Bush. 
Check out this fun YouTube video showing highlights from London City Trails -

I recommend this book for anyone traveling to London with children. Even if you can't make it too all of the spots, it's a fun vacation read and a wonderful souvenir.

Lonely Planet Kids aims to enhance learning, interaction and appreciation for the planet’s rich diversity of people, places and cultures. Immersive, engaging and educational, the new Lonely Planet Kids books continue to explore the world and inspire a whole new generation of travelers as only Lonely Planet can.

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