best Children's popular stories based in London

Children’s popular stories based in London

Do you know Children’s popular stories based in London? The City of London is the scene of many stories, and when we talk about children’s stories it could not be different. Here are some of them. See also our article about Tinker Bell themed Kids Parties, one of the most charming characters ever! Don’t forget to take a look at our previous article about dancing lessons for kids in London

It is quite common for children’s stories are unrolled in London. And the surprise is not great, given the enormous beauty of the British capital.

From the most beautiful parks to fantastic monuments, everything serves as inspiration for a good basis for a story, whether it is a children’s story, a novel or a science fiction book.

To prove it, I have selected the best Children’s popular stories based in London so you can prove it by yourself.

Best Children’s popular stories based in London


I tried to make a selection of books that had London as a backdrop but many certainly will be left out, as it is inspiring to create fantastic stories.

If you know any further Children’s popular stories based in London, please tell us, we will be happy to include it on this list!

  • A Little Princess – Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Stoneheart – Charlie Fletcher
  • The Borribles – Michael de Larrabeiti
  • Darkside – Tom Becker
  • Black Hearts in Battersea – Joan Aiken
  • T.I.M. – Sam Enthovenbest Children's popular stories based in London
  • Numbers – Rachel Ward
  • Operation Robot Storm – Alex Milway
  • The Enchanted Castle – E Nesbitt
  • The Devil’s Kiss – Sarwat Chadda
  • The Parliament of Blood – Justin Richards
  • Johnny Mackintosh and the Spirit of London – Keith Mansfield
  • When I was Joe – Keren David
  • A Christmas Carol – Dickens
  • Un Lun Dun – China Mieville
  • Mary Poppins – P.L. Travers
  • When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit – Judith Kerr
  • Coram Boy – Jamilla Gavin
  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe – CS Lewis
  • Archie’s War – Marcia Williams
  • A Dog So Small – Philippa Pearce
  • The BFG – Roald Dahl
  • Peter Pan – JM Barrie

Aren’t these beautiful stories? But there are more Children’s popular stories based in London. Take a look at these ones!

  • Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince – JK Rowling
  • Mortal Engines – Phillip Reeve
  • The Dark Portal (The Deptford Mice) – Robin Jarvis
  • The Wombles – Elizabeth Beresfordkid's popular stories based in London
  • Ruby in the Smoke – Philip Pullman
  • This is London – Miroslav Sasek
  • Curious Incident of a Dog in the Night time – Mark Haddon
  • The Underground Conspiracy – Catherine Storr
  • Paddington Bear – Michael Bond
  • Ballet Shoes – Noel Streatfeild 
  • Time Train to the Blitz – Sophie McKenzie
  • The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman
  • Goodnight Mister Tom – Michelle Magorian
  • The London Eye Mystery – Siobhan Dowd
  • The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman
  • The Tall Story – Candy Gourlay
  • Smith – Leon Garfield
  • Stormbreaker – Anthony Horowitz
  • Amulet of Samarkand – Jonathan Stroud
  • Tanglewreck – Jeanette Winterson

Surely there will be many more books that are not mentioned here. In fact, several authors from various countries, have in London an action frame. If you know others Children’s popular stories based in London tell us!

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