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A Storybook Tour of London's Literary Past

Page through England's capital city with Potter, Poppins, Paddington, and Pan.

Peter Pan, Mary Poppins, One Hundred and One Dalmatians, Oliver Twist—what do all of these beloved children’s classics have in common? The city of London is as much a character in them as Wendy or Cruella de Vil.

The historic city has been an inspiration to writers for generations, and for many bookworms worldwide, the first glimpse of England’s capital comes from the great stories they read as a child. As a result, a visit to London can feel like stepping into the pages of a beloved book, with the names of neighborhoods and streets sounding ever so familiar.

Whether you’re looking for a trip down memory lane or telling these stories for the first time to a little tyke of your own, here are 11 must-visit, kid-friendly places to visit on a literary London pilgrimage.