By Lonely Planet
This is not a guidebook, states the opening page. It’s more of an introduction to everything London is famous for and everything your child will probably be fascinated by. From the Royals to the punks, Jack the Ripper to The Great Plague, The London Eye to the huge cultural mix that makes up modern day London, its an entertaining and easy read that should be looked through before you travel so that you can refer back to things you’ve read. Or just pop it in your backpack, it’s not too big to lug around. I’m not mad about the cartoon-like illustrations, but my 9-year old thinks they’re cool. Which is what counts.