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London – Regent's Park

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Regent's ParkDrop by the Open Air Theatre to see what's playing. Often there are plays and musicals tailored to kids. Click here for the schedule.

    Take a pedal boat out on the lake, or for little kids, there's pint-sized pedal boats in the Children's Boating Pond, and a playground nearby.
      London Zoo – A trip to the London Zoo has always been fun, but now your kids can walk in Harry Potter’s footsteps, remembering his one happy day with those Muggles the Dursleys. Check out the great owl exhibit, but don’t miss the reptile room, where Harry realized he could talk to a boa constrictor.
      Tip: London Zoo is free with the London Pass.
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Boat ride on Regent's Canal – Canals were once a main source of industrial transportation into London, and it's fun to take a ride on the canal today, for an interesting, unique view of London.

    To pick up the boat, take the underground to Warwick Ave. and walk over to Little Venice, a lovely part of London where the canal is lined with green trees, ducks glide around on the water, and there's lots of colorful narrowboats, permanently moored along the canal. Spend some time walking around Little Venice, stop into a cafe for a bite to eat, then take the London Waterbus that goes along Regent's Canal to Camden Lock.
    The ride lasts about 45 min., and passes through tunnels, under bridges, and goes along the back section of Regent's Park. At Camden Lock, watch the locks in action, narrowboats going up and down the canal. The canal boat trips run year round, but more frequently in summer. (The boats are closed, so this is a fun thing to do in even bad weather.)
      Tip: The London Waterbus is the perfect way to get to the London Zoo. Buy a combination boat ride and zoo entrance ticket, and there's a stop for the zoo along the way.
    Madame Tussaud's – It's tacky and wonderful and if you're going to see any of Madame Tussaud museums, London is the place to do it. Madame Tussaud's is a way into English history. Queen Victoria is especially lifelike. And how could you fail to miss Henry VIII and his wives.
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  Sherlock Holmes Museum – London and Sherlock Holmes are almost synonymous. Sherlock Holmes was a fictional character created by Conan Doyle, but he seems real to kids and adults alike. So real that when you visit the Sherlock Holmes Museum at 221b Baker Street, there's a recreation of Holmes' study where his solved his famous cases.
      If you take the underground, when you exit the Baker Street station on Marylebone St., there's a statue of Sherlock Holmes.
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Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes easy reader kids
Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Judith Conaway

Kids can read for themselves three classic Sherlock Holmes stories – "The Adventure of the Speckled Band," "The Red-headed League," and "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle." (Easy reader)

Also, the abridged version of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes



Classic mysteries of Sherlock Holmes, in a graphic novel format. Holmes and Watson investigate a phantom hound in Dartmoor and solve a mysterious death. Then they're off on a tale of treachery and lost treasure. (Graphic novel)


The Hound of the Baskervilles sherlock holmes mystery graphic novel
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Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars
The Fall of the Amazing Zalindas
In Search of Watson
The Final Meeting
Tracy Mack, Michael Citrin

Sherlock Holmes solves these cases with the help of the Baker Street Irregulars, homeless children in London. In the first adventure, Holmes sends the Irregulars to the circus to investigate a famous tightrope team, the Zalindas. In the next adventure, the Irregulars scour London to find Watson and search for an ancient lost treasure. The Irregulars track Professor Moriarty across Europe in the final adventure. (Chapter books)


(More children's books on other London and England pages)
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