- Frommer's London with Kids has been extensively updated to reflect all of the latest changes in England's dynamic capital city so you can navigate and explore its neighborhoods with ease, whether you're toting a 5 year-old or towing a fifteen year old.
- Our author hits all the highlights, from Harry Potter-related sites to puppet shows and the British Airways London Eye. This mom-in-the-know has checked out all the city's hotels and restaurants in person, and offers authoritative, candid reviews that will help you find the best choices for your kids' tastes, while being friendly to your budget.
- You'll also get up-to-the-minute coverage of the best shopping--from toys and clothes to comics or candies; kid-size walking tours; accurate neighborhood maps; tips and tricks for planning a successful U.K. family vacation--right down to which hotels offer cribs and rollaway beds and which restaurants offer high chairs; and side trips to Legoland, Windsor Castle, Roald Dahl country, and more.
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
Rhonda Carrier settled in London in the mid-1990s, after studying languages and literature at Cambridge and the Sorbonne in Paris. For many years she worked as a writer and editor for leading London guides and listings magazines, as well as publishing award-winning short fiction. She currently lives mainly in Manchester, with her novelist husband Conrad William and sons Ethan, Ripley, and Zac. She is also the author of Frommer’s Brittany with Your Family, and regularly writes about family travel for Conde Nast Traveller and other magazines, newspapers, and websites.
Most helpful customer reviews
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful.
GREAT GUIDE! Very clever.
By Holly Rose
What I like most about this guide compared to other guides, is that you can tell this is a REAL mother visiting these places with REAL children. And most importantly, she tells you about the places to avoid, as well as the best places to visit.
when you're a mom, with two little boys, it is sometimes just as important to actually know the places NOT to go - as well as the places to go.
I laughed out loud when I read her review of Hamleys. We must have been visiting there the same day! I too saw the scary santa. who looked like he would've rather been any where else than where he was. I wouldn't let my boys near him. didn't even want them to see him he looked that miserable. Shame on Hamleys to allow that.
Just when I thought it couldn't get any worse, we went for lunch and then to the bathrooms. Where to begin? The food was deep fried and disgusting, the whole place smelled of old frying oil. It was unedible AND very expensive.
Having to change a diaper is another story. The handicapped toilet with the changing tables was dirty and the floor was wet with wet tissue all over and partially flooded. There was a line to get in as well. I had to change my baby on the floor outside the bathrooms. Everything was filthy.
I will never go back there again.
Ms Carrier was right on the money with her description of her experiences there.
So, whenever I am in London with my boys, I always read her guide - because I know she is a real mom like me. I'll go where she says is a good place to go, but I'll also avoid the places she says to avoid.
When you find another mom who's judgement you trust, it's like gold! That's how I feel about this guide.
Good advice from another mom who's been there. It's great!
Can't wait till our trip to Brittany.
Thank you Rhonda!
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
Kids and London Fun Together
By Susan S. Zucker
If you like Frommer's Guides in general you will find this one of the best guide books to use before and during your trip to London with your kids. I was with a 10 year old and she and I had a great time. Start at The Tower of London (we took the Regents Street double decker bus) and had a double treat just getting there. Public transportation is easy to use, just avoid rush hours when you have children with you. This guide has many suggestions including walks through neighborhoods. There are guides for places to eat and stay as well. If you are planning a trip to London with a child, buy Frommer's early, plan ahead, do not make a strict schedule and be flexible with your plans. We found that going to one major attraction per day was quite enough. Do your homework and enjoy every day on your trip to London with kids.
5 of 9 people found the following review helpful.
Very comprehensive and updated
By Chen Hsiang Lei
I love this book very much which contains almost everything you need to know if you want to bring your kids to London. Cannot miss it if you want to bring your kids to London.