Get Your Children Reading In London


When your kids are still young, their brains are like sponges, so it’s important to get them reading and taking in as much knowledge as they can. But it’s also important for them to have fun and use their imagination, which is why the children’s book shops around London are perfect places to take them on your city break.

We love hosting families at our Paddington hotels London and we know how much kids love coming to the city and discovering all the magical things there is to do. A lot of children today may not be too interested in reading but they are sure to find something to captivate their imagination at these wonderful book shops. Be sure to check some of them out during your travels around the city and you may find the perfect bed time story for your night in at the Park Grand London.

The Alligator’s Mouth

Richmond, London

This fun-filled book shop is the perfect place for youngsters to lose themselves in a wondrous world of adventure and imagination. The shelves at The Alligator’s Mouth are packed with hundreds of different titles, ranging from kid’s books to young adult novels. The colourful shop is run by three friendly and enthusiastic book lovers who pride themselves on bringing the magic of reading to young people. They are always on hand to help out and recommend books so be sure to ask if you need a hand. The shop is situated close to the Park Grand London, which is handy for those travelling with kids.

Children’s Bookshop

Muswell Hill, London

Enter a world of literary wonder at London’s oldest children’s book shop in Muswell Hill. For decades this popular book retailer has been providing children of all ages with a huge range of books from all genres. Whether your youngsters are looking for adventure or comedy, you’ll find something to captivate them on the shelves at Children’s Bookshop. If you have some experienced young readers with you, they’re sure to find some amazing titles to lose themselves in too. The friendly staff have years of experience with children’s literature and are always available to help out.

Tales on Moon Lane

Herne Hill, London

This whimsical utopia of literature is the perfect place to take your youngsters if you want to pique their interest in reading. With a huge collection of titles and picture books, Tales on Moon Lane has something for kids of all ages. If you’re planning a trip to London and only have time to visit one book store, this should be it. Outside of term time the owners of the shop host regular events such as story time and interactive reading sessions. Tales on Moon Lane also organise book festivals throughout the year that aim to help children improve their reading skills while having fun and interacting with other young readers. Local schools often get involved with these events and help to engage kids and bring them into the magical world of literature.