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Undoubtedly one of the best ways to introduce children to the world is through books. If you are planning to visit London and want to teach your children/grandchildren about the city there are some fantastic books available for all ages.
In this selection of kids books about London, you will find fiction and non-fiction choices. There are also some great (and fun) books for children to complete during their visit too which will help them learn about the history, geography and culture of London.
Books are great gifts to give children to share your love of travel. I also have a travel inspired gift guide for children of all ages which provides lots of useful ideas and items for junior travellers.
Best Kids Books about London
A selection of the best travel books about London for children. A great way to educate and inspire kids to learn more about London or to prepare them for a visit to London.
KID'S BOOKS ABOUT LONDON (FOR AGES AGES 2+)
London: A Book of Opposites (Hello, World)
A board book for younger children with colourful illustrations of the UK capital.
Pop-up London (Lonely Planet Kids)
A beautiful pop-up book perfect for children aged 3+ Introduce them to the magic of London including Buckingham Palace, The Shard, the Tower of London.
Push, pull and slide London scenes and explore the city. With simple text and interactive elements this is a lovely book to share with a toddler (Note - Product Safety: To be used under the direct supervision of an adult)
A Walk in London
A lovely book to read and share with children A Walk in London will prove to be a hit. A lovely story and a great way to teach kids about all the major landmarks of London.
KID'S BOOKS ABOUT LONDON (FOR AGES 5 - 8)
Katie In London
When Katie and her brother Jack visit London they meet a talking stone lion in Trafalgar Square who takes them on a wonderful tour of the city. This is a perfect book for children visiting the city for the first time.
All Aboard the London Bus
Beautifully illustrated book of poems all about London. This is a fun introduction to the city - try to find the little raven that follows the family as they travel from one destination to another on the London bus!
The Kids Who Travel the World: London (Volume 4)
Explore London England with two adventurous sisters - a lovely book for the 5- 8 age range to enjoy.
Discover London in 3D with this wonderful pop-up book perfect for ages 5 - 8. It includes interactive pop-ups, flaps and tabs to move and is a great way to introduce London to children.
KID'S BOOKS ABOUT LONDON (AGES 8 - 12)
The Royal Rabbits of London 3 Books Collection Set
Consisting of 3 books including the Royal Rabbits Of London, Escape From the Tower & The Great Diamond Chase.
Suitable for ages 7 plus.
This is London
With vibrant illustrations This Is London is a wonderful book for children aged 8/9 years. The author shares his impressions of London's beautiful buildings, monuments, parks, shops and more!
Written and illustrated by Miroslav Sasek this series of books is a wonderful gift for any child.
City Trails - London (Lonely Planet Kids)
Discover London's best kept secret in this book for children aged 8+
A perfect book for any child who is visiting London (or even for those who have already been or live in the city) Follow Marco and Amelia as they take you on a journey across London.
Mission London: A Scavenger Hunt Adventure (Travel Guide For Kids)
Fabulous for junior jetsetter this scavenger hunt for London is packed with activities to do during their visit. Make sightseeing fun and interactive in this wonderful book. Great for ages 8+
Kids' Travel Guide - London: The fun way to discover London - especially for kids
Welcome to London!: A Fun Activity Book for Kids (and tourists!)
Hey Kids! Let's Visit London England: Fun, Facts and Amazing Discoveries for Kids (Volume 4)
The London Eye Mystery
A deterctive story for ages 9 - 11. Join Ted and his sister Kat as they investigate the disappearance of Salim on the London Eye.
Travel Journal: Love London. Kid's Travel Journal.
Perfect for children of all ages this is a fun resource and keepsake. Fill in the prompt sections, stick in tickets and photos and make a lovely journal of adventures.
Lost in London
Wonderful stories for children aged 9 plus. There are also additional books Lost in Rome and Lost in Paris for kids who love reading and travel.
All-new Kindle Kids Edition - Includes access to thousands of books - Space Station Cover
The perfect gift for any child who loves books and enjoys travel - let them take as many books as they want on that next trip! No need to worry about carrying heavy books when they are all stored on their very own kindle!
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