Lonely Planet is offering free ebooks on the London Summer Olympics! Grab them while available; just like the Olympics these freebies don’t stay in town long.
Are you watching the London Summer Olympic Games and wish you too could be part of the fun? Lonely Planet has the answer. Enjoy learning about London from the comfort of your iDevice or eReader!
Start with something fun for the kids: Not For Parents London is available for download on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iBooks and on your computer with iTunes (must be read on an iOS device). This is not your father’s guide book – it’s not for parents at all! Not For Parents London is a highly graphic ebook for kids aged 8 and up, and covers all the things that a kid really really wants to know about a city. Infamous people, creepy underground places, dark history, strange characters…this is the interesting stuff! Not For Parents London features over 400 photos, maps and illustrations and was recently awarded coveted Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) Seal of Approval. It is normally priced at $9.99, but the ebook will be free until August 17th (11:59pmPDT). Other books in the series include Paris, Rome and New York City, as well as the Not for Parents Travel Book – a journey though every country in the word.
The Olympic Stadium is located in the Stratford District of London and Lonely Planet is offering a free PDF download and ultimate guide, covering everything from the must-see sights – including the Olympic Park – to the best kept secrets. This guide is full of local and insider tips, and includes a walking tour, information on the best-value and free things to do, gorgeous photos and up-to-the-minute reviews of the top places to eat, drink, shop, dance and catch a show. Best of all, it includes a comprehensive and easy to read map of the area. Normally priced at $2.99, the PDF is available for free until August 17th.
If you are lucky enough to be in London, or are planning to take a visit to the UK sometime soon, don’t miss the Recession Busting Britain ebook. It includes the best free things to do throughout England, Scotland and Wales and includes author-recommended reviews and practical information on a wide-range of free options from museums to markets, galleries to guided walks, cathedrals to conversation centers and much more – all the essentials you need to help you explore Britain without spending a penny, and who wouldn’t want to do that? It is available on Kindle, Nook, Google Books and on the iBookstore. In the spirit of the ebook, it will always be free.
Even if you never get to London, these books are great for learning more about a place where the entire world has gathered, at least for a few weeks during Summer 2012.
Cie McCullough Buschle | Cie McCullough Buschle lives with her dog Einstein and a cat named Burton Guster. She is a lifelong traveler and enjoys researching history through holidays, toys, and everyday objects. Cie is a sculptor and co-owns The Creative Chameleon, a place where kids and adults can create, paint, celebrate, and just have a lot of fun. Sometimes you can find her time traveling back to the Middle Ages as part of the Society for Creative Anachronism.