England, London Guide (B): Day Trips from London for Book-Loving Kids

Day Trips from London for Book-Loving Kids
Some of the most memorable family day trips have incorporated our daughters’ favourite characters (Peppa Pig World and the Stick Man theatre show for starters). In London you don’t have to go far to find literary inspiration: from Sherlock Holmes’ Baker Street to Harry Potter’s platform 9 ¾ at Kings Cross and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre to name a few. But take a day trip out of the city and there’s plenty for book-lovers within a train ride or car journey from London. Here’s some of my top picks for kids and big kids alike.

1. Step onto the Harry Potter set with the Warner Bros Studio Tour

Can you believe it’s 20 years since the first Harry Potter book was published? Hard to remember a time without J.K. Rowling’s books. Together with the accompanying films they have become ingrained in our culture and children continue to be obsessed with the boy wizard and his friends and foes. For a fully immersive experience head to Leavesden studios for the Warner Bros Studio Tour. Step into the authentic sets from the feature films, check out the Hogwarts Express and the new addition, The Forbidden Forest, where you can discover fantastical creatures.
By car, the studios are three miles from M1 and M25 motorways. By train, from Euston get to Watford Junction where shuttle buses operate to the studios

2. Delve into the world of Roald Dahl in Great Missenden

With the stage musical Matilda performing to audiences in the West End and the BFG now a Spielberg ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Day Trips from London for Book-Loving Kids
Guide Location: England » London
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Elizabeth Callaghan
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