Frommer's London with Kids Paperback – Dec 30 2009
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From the Back Cover
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
About the Author
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.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
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!