London (City Trails)

by Lonely Planet Kids (Author)

London (City Trails)
Reading Level: 4th − 5th Grade
Series: City Trails

Here's a book about London that's seriously streetwise! Let Marco and Amelia, our Lonely Planet explorers, take you off the tourist trail and guide you on a journey through London that you'll never forget. This book is perfect for anyone who has been to London, plans to go there or is just interested in finding out more about this amazing city!

Discover London's best-kept secrets, amazing stories and loads of other cool stuff from the comfort of your own home or while visiting the city! But, you don't have to be a visitor or armchair traveller to enjoy this-Londoners are sure to learn new things about their very own city too!

Find out how an old parrot hit the headlines, where you can purchase a tin of panic or some tasty brain jam, what the weirdest item ever left on a bus was and lots more! For readers ages 8 and up.


  • Special Streets
  • London By Jetpack
  • Tunnel Under London
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Yum Yum London
  • Go Wild
  • Magical Mysteries and Legends
  • London Wheels
  • London Out Loud
  • Scream Streets
  • Tales of Tails
  • Hey! Nosy Parker!
  • Secrets Revealed
  • Let's Do the Show
  • Wear London
  • Right Royal Route
  • Watery London
  • Sporty London
  • Pleased To Meet You

Also available: Paris City Trails, New York City Trails.

About Lonely Planet Kids: From the world's leading travel publisher comes Lonely Planet Kids, a children's imprint that brings the world to life for young explorers everywhere. With a range of beautiful books for children aged 5-12, we're kickstarting the travel bug and showing kids just how amazing our planet can be.

From bright and bold sticker activity books, to beautiful gift titles bursting at the seams with amazing facts, we aim to inspire and delight curious kids, showing them the rich diversity of people, places and cultures that surrounds us. We pledge to share our enthusiasm and love of the world, our sense of humour and continual fascination for what it is that makes the world we live in the diverse and magnificent place it is. It's going to be a big adventure - come explore!

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School Library Journal

Gr 3-7--Highlighting 19 themed trails through three of the world's most-recognizable cities, these well-indexed guides are loaded with kid appeal and fascinating facts that are sure to intrigue any student (and please their parents). Three to six pages are devoted to each topic; areas of interest include animals, the arts, fashion, food, sports, history, shopping, and underground spaces. Each volume also offers a section on ghosts and haunted places, a surefire draw for young adventurers. Trails are initially marked on a large map of the city and progress logically from one geographic point to the next, using high-quality photos and colorful cartoon illustrations to describe each attraction. One vertical two-page photo presents the tallest or most iconic structure in each city (New York's Statue of Liberty, London's Shard, and Paris's Eiffel Tower). Informational blurbs are short, concise, and well written, with occasional vocabulary (e.g., kinetic) explained in context. Fun facts are highlighted in scallop-edged boxes, and specific bits of research appear in periodic smartphone images. Famous (and infamous) landmarks (e.g., Central Park, the Globe Theatre, and Versailles) are featured in each, but unusual places (e.g., Drummer's Grove, Spitalfields, and the Wall of Love) also make the cut, as do fun activities, such as playing music on a New York subway art installation, eating Blumenthal's "meat fruit" (London), and walking through a Parisian "living" horror show. VERDICT Ideal travel companions for elementary and middle schoolers; lifesavers for parents.--Nancy Menaldi-Scanlan, formerly at LaSalle Academy, Providence, RI

Copyright 2016 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

Review quotes

My youngest has a fixation with London...Going through these books with your children before the trip will add an element of excitement that will be hard to match, plus the kids are going to go into these trips more equipped with a city's knowledge. No longer will it be just a 'cool place to visit, ' but indeed, the visits will be more meaningful for them!—Mail4Rosey
Lonely Planet Kids
Kate Baker is a writer and editor of children's books for all ages on subjects ranging from history and travel, to natural history and mythology. Her books include previous Lonely Planet Kid's titles: A Place Called Home, Love Around the World and Wild in the City.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Lonely Planet
Publication date
June 21, 2016
City Trails
BISAC categories
JNF038060 - Juvenile Nonfiction | People & Places | Europe
JNF058000 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Travel
JNF048020 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Reference | Atlases
Library of Congress categories
London (England)

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