As I’ve mentioned before, one thing we love to do before and after visiting a new city or country, is reading children’s books set in that place. We loved our trip to London two years ago (our youngest took her first steps there!) and can’t wait to go back again someday! Below are some of our favorite books that take place in London.
This is one of my all-time favorite travel children’s books! Not only are the illustrations beautiful and modern, but it gives an actual itinerary through the city that you can take your little ones on!
We bought this book while visiting the Tower of London. It’s such a fun book filled with facts and stories about London. Because of it being a pop-up and somewhat fragile, we usually look at this book with our girls to prevent tearing (not that I mind, it really is a great book!).
We love Madeline! This one takes the girls on an adventure through London and past sights such as Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London.
Peter Pan has always been a family favorite! We read this one out loud to my oldest about a year ago and she loved it as well. This is J. M. Barrie’s original story (compared to the Disney version) and I enjoy it so much more (although I love the Disney movie quite a bit). It gives a bit more detail and is beautifully written.
This is another Peter Pan book by J. M. Barrie (almost more of a prequel). This one takes place in Kensington Gardens and focuses more on Peter’s relationship with the fairies. My oldest loved how magical it was!
So I can’t make a list about books in the UK, without mentioning Harry Potter. 😉 This is my favorite book series and I love that we’re able to start sharing a little bit with our girls as they’ve been getting older.
What do you think? Any books about London that I should add to our list?