Charlie and Lola: We Completely Must Go to London - Story Snug

We completely must Go to London by Lauren Child

Our last book of the year has to be about our favourite brother and sister combination, Charlie and Lola. ‘We completely must Go to London’ is a great way to introduce young readers to some of London’s famous buildings and landmarks. Already my daughter likes to pick out the places that we have visited and it is great preparation for when we make our next trip to the city. Charlie and Lola, along with best friends Marv and Lotta, describe everything in their own unique, unimitable style and Lauren Child’s distinctive illustrations are a combination of drawings and photographs.

The Story: Charlie and Lola go on a school trip to London and visit a variety of the city’s most famous tourist attractions (they manage to visit an incredible number in one day!). Attractions include Buckingham Palace, The London Eye, The Planetarium and Big Ben. There are also two postcards that you can send to your family and friends.

Age Range: 3+

Author / Illustrator: Lauren Child

Charlie and Lola series.

Other Charlie and Lola favourites of ours are ‘This is actually my Party’ and ‘Say Cheese’. We would also love to hear your recommendations as we haven’t read all of the Charlie and Lola stories yet.


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6 responses to “We completely must Go to London by Lauren Child”


  1. Kriss MacDonald avatar

    Thank you – I must get the London one before our next visit back. Some other Charlie and Lola books my kids have loved are ‘You can be my friend’ and ‘I completely know about Guinea Pigs.’


    1. Catherine avatar

      Thank you! I don’t know either of those, will check them out. Thank you for visiting Story Snug 🙂


  2. Tiffa avatar

    Oh, this looks great! I’m going to have to check it out pronto. Maybe I can convince my husband that we need to go to London after reading this book. (Worth a try!) I really love your recommendations! 🙂


    1. Catherine avatar

      Thank you for your kind comment. I would highly recommend this as a London guidebook for small people!


  3. Heidi avatar

    We love Charlie and Lola at our house–for obvious reasons. I’ll have to check this one out if we make our way to London. I recently found “I Absolutely Must Do Coloring Now” which is more of an activity book with little prompts and short stories. I like it though it’s a little advanced for my kid but if yours really liked drawing it might work for her..


    1. Catherine avatar

      Charlie, Lola and colouring sounds like the perfect combination for my daughter. I have added the recommendation to the post 🙂

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