You don’t have to have tickets to the 2012 Olympics to enjoy London in three dimensions.
All the things that London is famous for, both old and new, are included. As we follow the course of the River Thames, readers are treated to a pop-up Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, the Underground, the London Eye, the new Olympic stadium and more.
As well as lots of neat paper engineering, the book includes snippets of history and hidden details – little books within the book, things to find, marching guards at Buckingham Palace and most impressively, the drawbridge on Tower Bridge – kids will be begging to raise the bridge over and over again.
As a retired rower, my favourite spread includes a moveable boat race between Oxford and Cambridge – go crew! And mention must be made of a certain just-wed couple waving to the crowds from the balcony of Buckingham Palace.
Find Pop Up London at Book Depository for about $25. Book Depository ship free to Australia.