Take the Kids London (Take the Kids Series)

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The original grown-up guide to child-friendly London. Packed full of useful tips and delightful tales, this extensively researched book tells you all you need to know to make every family outing a success -- whether you're visiting from overseas, planning a day trip to the capital, or just looking for ways to entertain the family at the weekend. Joe Fullman offers inside advice and tips on all the essential sights, plus a ton of ideas and surprises -- from riding high on the London Eye and boarding the buses at ...
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Overview

The original grown-up guide to child-friendly London. Packed full of useful tips and delightful tales, this extensively researched book tells you all you need to know to make every family outing a success -- whether you're visiting from overseas, planning a day trip to the capital, or just looking for ways to entertain the family at the weekend. Joe Fullman offers inside advice and tips on all the essential sights, plus a ton of ideas and surprises -- from riding high on the London Eye and boarding the buses at London's Transport Museum to taking part in art activities at the Tate Museum of Modern Art.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781860113987
  • Publisher: Cadogan Guides
  • Publication date: 5/22/2008
  • Series: Take the Kids Series
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 255
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Ideas Ideas 7
Top tips 8
Themes 12
See It Do It 17
Seeing London 18
London's year 22
Map of Central London 28
01 Regent's Park to Baker Street 29
London Zoo 32
Regent's Canal Trip 34
Madame Tussaud's 34
London Planetarium 35
Regent's Park 36
Open Air Theatre 36
Sherlock Holmes Museum 36
The Wallace Collection 37
London Canal Museum 38
Lord's Cricket Ground 38
Puppet Theatre Barge 38
Where to shop 39
Where to eat 40
02 British Museum to Oxford Street 41
British Museum 44
Dickens' House 46
Handel House Museum 46
Petrie Museum 47
Pollock's Toy Museum 47
British Library 48
Camley Street Natural Park 48
Coram's Fields 48
Dominion Theatre 48
Where to shop 49
Where to eat 51
03 Trafalgar Square to Piccadilly 53
Trafalgar Square 56
National Gallery 57
National Portrait Gallery 59
Royal Academy 60
Piccadilly 61
Trocadero 61
Leicester Square 61
Where to eat 62
04 Covent Garden 65
London Transport Museum 68
The Impossible Microworld Museum 69
Theatre Museum 69
Where to shop 71
Drury Lane & Bow Street 72
Sir John Soane's Museum 72
The Strand & Embankment 72
Somerset House 73
Where to eat 75
05 Buckingham Palace 77
Buckingham Palace 80
Changing of the Guard 80
The Royal Mews 81
The Mall 81
ICA Gallery 82
Apsley House 82
Green Park 83
St James's Park 83
Where to eat 83
06 Westminster 85
Westminster Abbey 88
Houses of Parliament & Big Ben 89
Cabinet War Rooms 89
Tate Britain 90
Banqueting House 91
Downing Street 91
Where to eat 92
07 The South Bank 93
County Hall 96
London Aquarium 96
Dali Universe 97
Namco Station 97
IMAX 3-D Cinema 97
British Airways London Eye 98
Frog Tours 98
South Bank Arts Centre 99
Florence Nightingale Museum 101
Imperial War Museum 101
Where to eat 102
08 Southwark 103
Tower Bridge Experience 106
London Dungeon 106
Tate Modern 107
Britain at War Experience 108
Globe Theatre 109
Old Operating Theatre 109
The Golden Hinde 110
HMS Belfast 110
Clink Museum 111
Bramah Tea & Coffee Museum 112
Design Museum 112
Hay's Galleria 112
Southwalk Cathedral 113
Where to eat 113
09 The City 115
Tower of London 118
St Paul's Cathedral 120
Museum of London 121
Bank of England Museum 122
The Monument 123
The Barbican 123
Where to eat 124
10 Museumland 125
Natural History Museum 128
Science Museum 129
Victoria & Albert Museum 130
Hyde Park 132
Kensington Palace 133
The Albert Hall 133
Where to shop 134
Where to eat 135
11 Greenwich 137
National Maritime Museum 140
Royal Observatory 140
Royal Naval College 141
The Queen's House 142
Cutty Sark 142
Greenwich markets 142
Fan Museum 143
Thames Tunnel 143
Greenwich Park 143
Blackheath 143
Where to eat 144
12 Days out 145
Brighton 146
Cambridge 147
Oxford 149
Windsor 151
Bricks & mortar 153
Hampton Court 153
Bodiam Castle 153
Hever Castle 153
Leeds Castle 154
Hatfield House 154
Knebworth House 154
Buckets & spades 155
Eastbourne 155
Southend-on-sea 155
Nature lovers 156
Ashdown Forest 156
Whipsnade Wild Animal Pk 156
Wildwood Wildlife Centre 156
Theme parks 157
Chessington 157
Legoland 157
Gulliver's Land 158
Thorpe Park 158
Need to Know 159
Survival 160
Kids in 161
Adventure playgrounds 162
Cinemas 163
Internet cafes 165
Museums and galleries 165
Music 171
Pottery cafes 172
Theatre and panto 173
TV and radio 176
Kids out 177
Kew Gardens 178
WWT Wetlands Centre 178
Open spaces 179
City farms and zoos 182
Curious caves 183
Sport and activities 184
Athletics 185
Badminton 185
Baseball 185
Basketball 185
Cricket 185
Fishing 186
Football 186
Go-karting 187
Ice-skating 187
Play gyms & gymnastics 188
Riding 188
Rugby 190
Roller skating 190
Skiing and snowboarding 191
Sports centres 191
Swimming 192
Tennis 193
Watersports 194
Travel 195
Getting there 196
Getting around 201
Practicalities A-Z 204
Sleep 216
Hotels 217
Bed and breakfast 220
Renting a flat 221
Home exchange 221
Youth Hostels 222
Eat 223
Cheap eats 224
American 225
Fish and Chips 225
Hot and Spicy 226
Italian 226
Oriental 227
Pizzas 228
Posh nosh 228
Spanish 229
Tea time 229
Treat eats 230
Vegetarian 231
The Food Chain 231
Shop 235
Arts, crafts and hobbies 236
Baby & nursery gear 237
Books and comics 237
Clothes and shoes 239
Department stores 242
Markets 243
Music 244
Sports shops 244
Strange shops 245
Theme stores 246
Quiz answers 249
Index 250
Map
London Underground
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2006

    Indispensable planning guide

    Now in a fully updated and expanded fourth edition, Joseph Fullman's 'Take The Kids: London' is an indispensable planning guide for any family touring London, England with their children. Packed with tips on traveling with children which range from babysitting services to first aid instructions, 'Take The Kids: London' also includes color maps and suggested itineraries of interest to youngsters fact boxes, quizzes and stories to keep kids entertained practical information and emergency contacts as well as personally recommended and child-friendly restaurants, cafes, shops, and hotels. 'Take The Kids: London' is the perfect planning and tour guide to exploring one of the world's great cities and discovering what it has to offer that will be of interest to children in the company of their parents, with itinerary ideas and suggestions ranging from a Duck tour to the London Zoo, numerous green spaces throughout the city, and some of the best sports events in the whole of England.

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