Let's Take the Kids to London

Let's Take the Kids to London

by David Stewart White, Deb Hosey White

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Not everyone travels the same way. Traveling with children? That definitely requires a unique perspective. Overseas travel presents different challenges than a family trip to the beach, but the experiences can be more rewarding.

Let’s Take the Kids to London helps readers plan a successful family trip to London. This in-depth guide is full of sightseeing and hands-on experiences for traveling families. More than 130 color photographs let readers imagine themselves in destinations throughout London and the nearby countryside.

Concentrating on family-focused adventures, Let’s Take the Kids to London shares both fun facts and need-to-know information about classic destinations – the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, the London Zoo, Westminster Abbey, the London Eye, and many more. The book devotes equal attention to lesser-known attractions such as the Florence Nightingale Museum, the Churchill War Rooms, Coram’s Fields, and the Postal Museum. Let’s Take the Kids to London also guides readers on field trips to nearby Greenwich, Windsor, Hampton Court, Kew, and Oxfordshire.

Let’s Take the Kids to London shows readers the many ways London loves kids. Culture and colorful history come to life in this expert travel guide with useful planning advice, written by parents, for parents. Fully revised and updated in its sixth edition, this book provides insights that travelers will not easily find on their phones or in a Google search.

Let’s Take the Kids to London is the travel guidebook that can help turn dreams of a family trip to London into reality.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781732270602
Publisher: Castlerigg Press
Publication date: 04/25/2018
Edition description: Sixth Edition
Pages: 242
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

David Stewart White began his adventures in family travel as a child, when he lived in Paris and traveled throughout Europe. His travel articles have appeared in the Washington Post, the Charlotte Observer, AAA World Magazine and in numerous travel websites and online magazines.David is is coauthor of Portugal-A Tale of Small Cities and a Scotland guidebook, Travels Beyond Outlander. Deb is coauthor of two additional travel guidebooks, Beyond Downton Abbey and Travels Beyond Downtown.

Deb Hosey White is the author of the novels Pink Slips and Parting Gifts and Magic Numbers-The Actuary's Diary. Her articles have appeared in the Washington Post, O.Henry magazine and The Three Tomatoes ezine. With English ancestors on both sides of her family, Deb is a serious Anglophile and an avid traveler. Deb is coauthor of Portugal-A Tale of Small Cities and a Scotland guidebook, Travels Beyond Outlander. Deb is coauthor of two additional travel guidebooks, Beyond Downton Abbey and Travels Beyond Downtown.

Table of Contents

Introduction: London Loves Kids

London Landmarks

Towers and Bridges: The Tower of London, Tower Bridge.

Palaces and Horses: Buckingham Palace, The Royal Mews, Clarence House, Wellington Arch, The Queen’s Gallery

Old Dead Guys: Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral

Big Wigs: Parliament and Big Ben, Parliamentary Side Trips, Benjamin Franklin House

Flowers and Buskers: Covent Garden Market, Transport Museum, The Royal Opera House

War and Peace: Churchill War Rooms, Imperial War Museum London, Florence Nightingale Museum

Museums—Some Serious Some Not: British Museum, Natural History Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Science Museum, Museum of London, Museum of London Docklands, Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood, Sherlock Holmes Museum. Postal Museum, Charles Dickens Museum

An Art Museum—or Two or Three: Tate Modern, National Gallery, Courtauld Gallery

Fun But Tacky: Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, London Dungeon, Shrek’s Adventure

On the River: Golden Hinde, HMS Belfast, Southwark Cathedral

London Experiences

Go to the Park: St. James’s Park and Green Park, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, Coram’s Fields, A Garden In the Sky, Regent’s Park, Hampstead Heath, Jurassic Park

Go Cruising: River Cruises, Hop Aboard the Duck, The Need For Speed, Boating Along Regent’s Canal, A Towpath Stroll, The London Eye

Do a Brass Rubbing at St. Martin-in-the-Fields

Go Shopping—Do We Have To?

Go to the Theater

Start Rambling

Find the Wild Kingdom: London Zoo, Something Fishy on the Thames, And Something Fowl

Watch the Changing of the Guard

Go for the Gold at Olympic Park

Go Down the River: A Mean Time in Greenwich, Thames River Barrier

Go Up the River: Kew—The Smell of Flowers, Kew—The Hiss of Steam, Kew—The Sound of Music, Hampton Court Palace

Field Trips from London

London Is Great. Why Leave?

Off to Windsor

Off to Oxfordshire

Baby, You Can Drive My Car

Train Wizardry

Making Plans for London

When to Go

A Method to Your Trip Planning Madness

Finding a Hotel

Food, Glorious Food

On Your Way to London

Did You Forget Anything?

Recording Memories

Guardians of the Past

Getting There

Getting Around Town

Phones and the Internet

Medical and Money Matters


Time to Leave

Photo Credits

About the Authors

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