This brand new edition provides a comprehensive and highly visual introduction to London; over 600 superb photographs capture the history, local people and variety of everyday life in England's capital city. The 'Places' section provides a detailed, district-by-district exploration of all the places to visit and principal sites along the way are clearly cross-referenced by number to the full-colour maps found throughout the guide. Expanded and updated restaurant listings feature the best eateries to suit all budgets within each area, providing the address, phone number, opening times and price range, followed by a useful review. London is a shopping hotspot and this guide reveals insider tips on where to find the best buys. A brand new 'Editor's Choice' section illustrates everything you simply can't afford to miss, including lesser-known attractions, family activities and money-saving hints. Expert local writers provide authoritative essays on the city's history and interesting cultural features. A fully-indexed street atlas enables instant orientation, helping you to navigate around the city with ease and also plots restaurants.
The comprehensive 'Travel Tips' section provides all the essential information you'll need for a hassle-free trip, covering accommodation for all budgets, transport, activities and useful booking information, plus a handy A-Z of further practical advice and contact details. The unique combination of insightful exploration alongside practical advice makes this guide a fascinating background read and an invaluable on-the-spot companion.
Table of Contents
Best of London: Top Sights; Editor's Choice; Introduction: Guide at a glance; London's Allure: Who Lives in London? History: The Making of London; Decisive Dates. Features: Theatre; Eating Out; Shopping; Markets; Architecture. Insights: Mini Features; Photo Features. Places: Orientation; Westminster and Buckingham Palace; Soho and Chinatown; Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden; Mayfair to Oxford Street; Marylebone; Bloomsbury; Holborn and the Inns of Court; St Paul's Cathedral and the City; Southwark and the South Bank; Knightsbridge, Kensington and Notting Hill; Chelsea; Village London: West London; North London; East London; South London; Day Trips. Restaurants & Bars; Travel Tips: Transport; Accomodation; Shopping; Activities; A-Z of Practical Information. Maps: Map Legend; Street Atlas; Restaurants & Hotels Atlas; London inside front cover; Central London; Westminster and Buckingham Palace; Soho and Chinatown; Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden; Mayfair to Oxford Street; Marylebone and Fitzrovia Bloomsbury and King's Cross; Holborn and the Inns of Court; St Paul's and the City; Southwark and South Bank; Knightsbridge, Kensington and Notting Hill; Chelsea; Village London; East London; Day Trips; London Underground inside back cover.