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London has been entertaining visitors for two millennia now - and it's pretty sure it knows how to give them a good time. To fill the days, there are world-famous museums, monuments, palaces, shops and parks. And when the sun goes down Londoners show the world how to party, with a mind-boggling variety of pubs, restaurants, theatres, concerts and clubsThis guide is packed with ideas - for discovering literary, riverside, outdoor, royal or kids' London.Inside you'll find personal recommendations and insider ...

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Overview

London has been entertaining visitors for two millennia now - and it's pretty sure it knows how to give them a good time. To fill the days, there are world-famous museums, monuments, palaces, shops and parks. And when the sun goes down Londoners show the world how to party, with a mind-boggling variety of pubs, restaurants, theatres, concerts and clubsThis guide is packed with ideas - for discovering literary, riverside, outdoor, royal or kids' London.Inside you'll find personal recommendations and insider knowledge to help you find the best of the city, from the ancient tower of London to the Millennium Bridge. 145 hotels, 240 restaurants, and 215 pubs, plus theatre, ballet, opera, comedy and festivals. There are 25 detailed maps and 16 pages of full-color maps with grid-references to help you find all the sights and recommendations in this guide, as well as itineraries and guided walks that takes you around Dickens' London, to the pick of the museums, on a tour of Hampstead Heath, and to live it up Londoner-style. (5 x 8 1/2, 432 pages, color photos, maps)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781860118500
  • Publisher: Cadogan Guides
  • Publication date: 7/1/2002
  • Series: City Guides
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 5.04 (w) x 8.52 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Table of Contents

Introducing
Introduction 1
The Neighbourhoods 2
Days Out in London 15
Roots of the City 27
Growth of the City: Architecture 47
The Guide
01 Travel 61
Getting There 62
Tour Operators 64
Entry Formalities 65
Arrival 66
Getting Around 67
02 Practical A-Z 73
Climate 74
Crime and the Police 74
Disabled Travellers 74
Electricity, Weights and Measures 76
Embassies and Consulates 76
Health, Emergencies and Insurance 76
Internet 77
Media 78
Money and Banks 79
Opening Hours 79
Post Offices 80
Smoking 80
Students and Pensioners 80
Telephones 80
Time 81
Tipping 81
Toilets 81
Tourist Offices 81
Women Travellers 82
Working and Long Stays 82
03 Westminster 83
Parliament Square 86
Whitehall 93
Pimlico 96
Victoria 98
04 Trafalgar Square and Around 99
Trafalgar Square 102
Leicester Square 109
Piccadilly Circus 110
05 Buckingham Palace and the Royal Parks 111
Buckingham Palace and Around 114
St James's Park and the Mall 117
Green Park 118
06 St James's, Mayfair and Regent Street 119
St James's 122
Piccadilly 125
Mayfair 126
Regent Street 128
07 Soho and Chinatown 129
Soho 132
Chinatown 135
08 Covent Garden and Around 137
Covent Garden 140
Charing Cross Road 145
To the Embankment 146
09 The Strand, Holborn and Fleet Street 147
The Strand 150
The Inns of Court 153
Holborn 159
Fleet Street 160
10 Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia 163
Bloomsbury 166
Fitzrovia 174
11 Marylebone and Regent's Park 175
Oxford Street 178
Marylebone 178
Baker Street 179
Regent's Park 180
12 South Kensington and Knightsbridge 183
South Kensington 186
Kensington Gardens 195
Hyde Park 196
Knightsbridge 198
13 The South Bank 199
The South Bank 202
Southwark 204
14 The City 213
St Paul's and Around 216
Outside the Old City Walls 221
Around the Bank of England 224
Around the Tower 229
15 Outside the Centre: North London 233
St John's Wood 234
Clerkenwell 235
Camden 235
Islington 236
Highgate 237
Hampstead 240
16 Outside the Centre: West London 243
Notting Hill 244
Kensal Green Cemetery 245
Holland Park 245
Little Venice 246
Chelsea 246
Kew 250
Richmond 253
Twickenham 254
Hampton Court Palace 255
17 Outside the Centre: South London 257
Lambeth 258
'Pool of London' 259
Rotherhithe 260
Greenwich 260
Thames Barrier Visitor Centre 266
18 Outside the Centre: East London 267
Spitalfields 268
Shoreditch and Hoxton 271
Wapping 271
The Isle of Dogs 273
19 Walks 275
Royal London 276
Taverns, Stews and Players 279
Hampstead and Highgate 283
20 Day Trips 287
Listings
Where to Stay 295
Eating Out 311
Nightlife 339
Entertainment 354
Shopping 364
Sports and Green Spaces 374
Children's London 381
Gay and Lesbian London 386
Festivals and Events 393
Reference
Language 396
Index 401
Maps
Unmissable London
The Neighbourhoods 2
Westminster 84
Trafalgar Square and Around 100
Buckingham Palace and the Royal Parks 112
St James's, Mayfair and Regent Street 120
Soho and Chinatown 130
Covent Garden 139
The Strand, Holborn and Fleet Street 148
Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia 164
Marylebone and Regent's Park 176
South Kensington and Knightsbridge 184
The South Bank 200
The City 214
The Suburbs 234
Royal London 276
Taverns, Stews and Players 280
Hampstead and Highgate 284
Day Trips 288
Westminster, Victoria and Pimlico Hotels 296
Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia Hotels 300
West London Hotels 306
Covent Garden and Soho Restaurants 320
West London Restaurants 332
Colour Street Maps
The Underground
Off the Beaten Track
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