Frommer's London with Kids

Frommer's London with Kids

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by Rhonda Carrier
     
 

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Let Frommer's Show You Where Your Kids Can:

  • Sleep overnight in a sailor's bunk
  • Mingle with animals at real city farms
  • Touch a 4.5-billion-year-old meteorite
  • Learn about life in Shakespeare's day
  • Visit Harry Potter haunts
  • Ogle the dazzling Crown Jewels
  • Go biking, horseback riding, or learn to fly stunt kites

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Overview

Let Frommer's Show You Where Your Kids Can:

  • Sleep overnight in a sailor's bunk
  • Mingle with animals at real city farms
  • Touch a 4.5-billion-year-old meteorite
  • Learn about life in Shakespeare's day
  • Visit Harry Potter haunts
  • Ogle the dazzling Crown Jewels
  • Go biking, horseback riding, or learn to fly stunt kites

Plus Invaluable Travel Tips:

  • Age ranges for each sight and activity
  • Hotels that offer cribs and rollaway beds
  • A complete rundown on restaurants with kids' menus
  • Shopping for everything from baby booties to comic books
  • A local parent's words of wisdom on safety in the city
  • How to have a good time for less—or even for free

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"...well worth buying...offers a host of ideas...." (Junior Magazine, May 2006)

Just two basic rules can turn London into the world's largest playground:(1) Respect the power of simple, everyday experiences. (2) Give in to a child's attraction to the truly tacky. Sure, it's big, crowded and expensive, but it's also one of the most diverse, energetic and just plain fun cities on the planet. Some of the attractions that delight kids are cheap or free.

Sightseeing on the successor to the city's open-air, double-decker red buses tops the author's list of kid favorites. The classic black cabs are there, too, but others are not so familiar: flying a kite at the summit of Hampstead Heath, greyhound racing or making a meal of all the free samples at Borough Market.

Among the book's virtues are a concise guide to London's neighborhoods and ample ink devoted to family-friendly lodging and dining. Carrier suggests itineraries based on length of stay and weather, and she lays out top kids' attractions, museums, royal residences, zoos, parks, tours, shopping and entertainment. There's enough here to keep offspring busy — and happy — until college graduation.
(San Francisco Chronicle, Thursday, March 23, 2006)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470504673
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/07/2010
Series:
Frommer's With Kids Series, #47
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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Meet the Author

Rhonda Carrier was born in the Midlands but spent much of her teens wandering, and lived in Hong Kong and Vienna before studying languages and literature at Cambridge and the Sorbonne in Paris. She finally settled in London in the mid 1990s, where she worked as a writer and editor for local guides and listings magazines, as well as publishing some award-winning short fiction. Since meeting her husband, the writer Conrad Williams, she has divided her time between their flat in Marylebone and a crumbling old cognac farm in France, accompanied by their sons Ethan and Ripley.

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Frommer's London with Kids 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
KnittyB More than 1 year ago
We just came back from a rainy and cold week in London, but we never ran out of things to do, thanks to this book. The list of museums, parks, and other attractions is fantastic. My only complaint - sometimes they oversell how kid-fun a place is (for example - the Tate Modern is okay, but not what I'd call a wonderful place for kids). But we used the book constantly for finding what to do, where to eat, and how to get everywhere. Very highly recommended.