Frommer's London 2012

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Overview

Full color guide with a free fold out color map.

Frommer’s London 2012 gives you the insider knowledge on where and what to visit in this inspiring capital city.   Packed with detailed, opinionated and honest reviews, this guide gives you the low-down on what’s worth your time and what’s not, providing extensive listings of accommodation, attractions and restaurants in and around London whatever your budget.   

•Features up-and-coming areas and includes East London with venues near Spitalfields and Brick Lane, Hoxton, Dalston and Stratford.  
•Discover where to eat the best British pub food or afternoon tea; follow an itinerary that makes the most of your day; details of world-class museums and galleries, historic sights and Royal Palaces.
•Tips and information on what to buy and where to shop; where to buy West End theatre tickets, or where to go for the best clubbing in London, plus suggestions for excursions and boat trips on the Thames, as well as day trips out to Bath, Cambridge, Oxford, Stonehenge and Salisbury and Windsor Complete guides give travellers the comprehensive overview of destinations, detailing the vast variety of choices and need-to-know local information in cities and countries, without glossing over any of the details. 
•Entire regions, neighborhoods and more are broken down by thoughtful itineraries to give detailed guides to each, with full accompanying reviews and prices listed throughout. 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781119974482
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/24/2012
  • Series: Frommer's Complete Series , #937
  • Edition number: 29
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 5.32 (w) x 8.03 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps vi

1. The Best of London 1

The Most Unforgettable London Experiences 3

The Most Unforgettable Food & Drink Experiences 4

The Best London Museums 6

The Best Activities for Families 8

The Best Free & Dirt Cheap London 9

The Best Historic Experiences 11

The Best Local Experiences 13

2. London in Depth 15

London Today 16

The Making of London 18

When to Go 41

Responsible Tourism 48

Tours & Special-Internet Trips 49

Useful London Terms & Language 53

3. Suggested London Itineraries 56

City Layout 57

Neighborhoods in Brief 60

Iconic London 82

Royal London 89

Literary London 91

4. Exploring London 94

London’s Top 15 Attractions 95

The West End 96

West London 115

Southwest London 120

The South Bank 135

The City 146

East London 158

North &Northwest London 166

Southeast London 175

Outlying Areas 180

Especially for kids 187

Sights & Attractions by Theme 188

5. Eating Out in London 193

Best Bets 194

The West End 196

West London 220

Southwest London 225

The South Bank 235

The City 238

East London 243

North & Northwest London 252

Southeast London 253

Outlying Areas 256

Family-Friendly Restaurants 257

Teatime 258

Restaurants by Cuisine 262

Practical Matters: The Restaurant Scene 266

6. Shopping 268

The West End 269

West London 272

Southwest London 272

The South Bank 274

The City & East London 275

North London 276

Southeast London 277

Malls & Markets 277

Shopping A to Z 281

Practical Matters: The Shopping Scene 300

7. Entertainment & Nightlife 303

The Performing Arts 304

The Bar Scene 311

The Club & Music Scene 321

Alternative Entertainment 331

Outdoor Pursuits 333

Spectator Sports 334

London 2012 Olympic Games & Paralympic 336

8. Staying in London 338

Best Bets 339

The West End 341

West London 356

Southwest London 360

The South Bank 369

The City 370

East London 373

North & Northwest London 374

Near the Airports 375

Practical Information 376

9. Side Trips From London 379

Windsor & Eton 380

Brighton 385

Oxford 390

Cambridge 397

Salisbury & Stonehenge 404

Bath 408

10. Planning Your Trip to London 414

Getting There 415

Getting Around 420

Frommers.com: The Complete Travel Resource 426

Fast Facts: London 527

The Value of the British Round vs. Other Popular Currencies 434

What Things Cost in London 435

Index 443 

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