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London with kids: The best resources to plan your trip

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London is huge. It’s made up of 32 boroughs and each has its own identity: from the hipster East in Hackney, to the touristy West End in the City of Westminster.

I really love this city. We’ve been in London manytimes, but soon will be the first time we will go with kids. That’s the reason why I am looking for the best plans for visiting London with kids.

Travelling to London with kids ? London is becoming more and more kids-friendly with many attractions and open spaces designed specifically with young families in mind.

London is home to a fascinatingly diverse population of around eight million of people, and has something for everyone. Whatever you’re after, London undoubtedly has it. Today, I have selected my favourite resources to help you finding the best plans for visiting London with kids.

I specially remember the first time I went to London. I was a girl and everything was fascinating. The punks at Picadilly Circus, double-decker buses, phone booths, people dressed up eating on the grass in Hyde Park, Portobello Road Market, the mix of races coexisting in harmony, raspberries ice cream flavour, the Fortnum & Mason food section, the exterior fachade and inner courtyard of Liberty department stores …
And the best of all: discovering it with Ana, Jose, Tamara and Nadia who welcomed me as a daughter, and share it with my cousin Paula.

Family London by Jimi Famurewa is an essential insider’s guide to the very best things to do in London with kids (tots, teens and everything in between).

Ranging from bucket list big days out to under-the-radar attractions, or spectacular kid-friendly cafés and awesome outdoor spaces, this book helps you enjoy and explore London no matter who you have to entertain.

The amazing on-line London guide Urban Explorer is the main source of inspiration in the planning of weekends of cultural treats in London.

Urban Explorer is about what’s fun / cultural / artsy / educational to do with the family over the coming week end.

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If you are looking for kids-friendly cool plans  in London, visit  the  BABYCCINO London with kids guide. An insider guide for what to do and where to go, tested by the BABYCINO team.

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I think it is important for the family to organise the trip together, so I’ve bought this book for my kids: This is London. I like it so much!

The ilustrations are too cute and the author concentrates on the things he (and me) likes more about London: people, costumes, transport and local details that somehow come together forming the whole impression of the city. ALthough the book is an oldie, it still seems quite accurate today.

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Another way to involve your kids is by giving them a map. You can download this London with kids travel map by MAPAPLAN press here.

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Or perhaps, you would prefer to go on a scavenger hunt through London!

This portable scratch-off maps transforms a trip through the city into a scavenger hunt through 30 of its most popular destinations. As travelers make their way to an attraction, they scratch to reveal fun facts and activities that lead to new discoveries and must-see highlights. This unique map lead travelers on a sightseeing adventure packed with fun for all ages.

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And last but not least, best curators visual London’s guide (in Spanish): all the real experiences visiting London of our lovely Bego and their cute family.

Begoña Romeu author of  TEA ON THE MOON is the best visual storyteller ever. Visit her blog and enjoy walking through London streets and boroughs.

See you in London! i will be in my favourite area: the Thamesis bank, that runs from the London Bridge to the London Eye, including a stop at Shakespeare Theater and of course the Tate Modern, a must see. Don’t miss the sunset from the top bar while the City is lighting up.

Don’t forget to visit our older posts about London in CUTEANDKIDS BLOG.

[This post was published for the first time on June 26th 2017]