London for Families

London for Families

by Larry Lain, Michael Lain

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Overview

In the first-ever guidebook of London designed specifically for families, Larry and Michael Lain prove that travelling with the kids can be fun and fulfilling -- and doesn't have to cost the earth! Packed with all the essential information you'll need for a trip to Britain's capital city -- whether it's for less than a week or more than a month -- London for Families shows you how to "live like a local," and prepares you for any eventuality in London and its environs. The authors give a comprehensive survey of all of London's main attractions -- both on and off the beaten track -- tailored to suit a family vacation. The mummies in the British Museum, the delights of Hamley's toyshop in Regent Street, the hands-on experience of the Science Museum, all the sights and sounds of the city are covered here.

London for Families explores history and pageantry and suggests walking tours to keep the kids enthralled. It also includes detailed itineraries for numerous daytrips outside London -- from Shakespeare's Statford-Upon-Avon to ancient Stonehenge. The book's checklists and worksheets will ensure that your planning is as smooth as possible. And along the way you'll be entertained by the authors' sharp and witty observations on such topics as London cabdrivers, English pubs, and the locals in your new London neighborhood.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781566565349
Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/28/2004
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 5.26(w) x 7.92(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Introduction1
Part IThe Basics
1.Planning is the Key8
2.Where to Stay17
3.The Art of Travelling36
4.Arrival!51
5.Food, English Style64
6.Getting Around76
7.Money Matters94
8.Living Like a Local106
Part IISeeing the Sights
9.Decisions, Decisions124
10.Museums131
11.History and Pageantry144
12.Music, Theatre, and Art162
13.Churches, Bridges, and Other Grand Structures174
14.Parks and Diversions186
15.Shopping and Street Markets194
16.Walking Around London: On, Off, and Around the Beaten Track202
17.Daytrips210
Part IIIPlanning Pages
18.Top Attractions226
19.Sample Itineraries233
20.Budget Worksheet246
Glossary of British Words and Terms256
London Websites259
Index265

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