London For Dummies (For Dummies Series)

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From Big Ben to the Tower of London, Carnaby Street to Harrod’s, Buckingham Palace to Leicester Square, London offers an endless supply of must-see sites and fun destinations. This comprehensive, user-friendly guide shows novice travelers how to get the most out of — and get around in — one of the world’s great cities with:
  • A thorough overview of public transit with tips on using the Underground, double-decker buses, rental cars, and cabs
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Overview

From Big Ben to the Tower of London, Carnaby Street to Harrod’s, Buckingham Palace to Leicester Square, London offers an endless supply of must-see sites and fun destinations. This comprehensive, user-friendly guide shows novice travelers how to get the most out of — and get around in — one of the world’s great cities with:
  • A thorough overview of public transit with tips on using the Underground, double-decker buses, rental cars, and cabs
  • Up-to-date reviews of the city’s best and newest restaurants and pubs, including little-known culinary delights
  • Day-trip itineraries for Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath, Brighton, Stonehenge, Oxford, and more
  • Travel strategies for seeing everything, no matter how much or how little time travelers have

Like every For Dummies travel guide, London For Dummies, Third Edition includes:

  • Down-to-earth trip-planning advice
  • What you shouldn’t miss — and what you can skip
  • The best restaurants and hotels for every budget
  • Lots of detailed maps
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764542770
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/16/2004
  • Series: For Dummies Travel Series , #41
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 408
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Donald Olson is a novelist, playwright, and travel writer. His newest novel, My Three Husbands, was published in 2003 under the pen name Swan Adamson. An earlier novel, The Confessions of Aubrey Beardsley, was published in the United Kingdom by Bantam Press, and his play, Beardsley, was produced in London. Donald Olson’s travel stories have appeared in the New York Times, Travel + Leisure, Sunset, National Geographic books, and many other publications. He has also written guidebooks to Italy, Berlin, and Oregon. His guidebook Germany For Dummies was published by Wiley in 2003. His England For Dummies won a 2002 Lowell Thomas Travel Writing Award for “best guidebook.”
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Getting Started.

Chapter 1: Discovering the Best of London.

Chapter 2: Deciding When to Go.

Chapter 3: Planning Your Budget.

Chapter 4: Planning Ahead for Special Travel Needs.

Part II: Ironing Out the Details.

Chapter 5: Getting to London.

Chapter 6: Deciding Where to Stay.

Chapter 7: Booking Your Room.

Chapter 8: London’s Best Hotels and B&Bs.

Chapter 9: Taking Care of the Remaining Details.

Part III: Settling into London.

Chapter 10: Arriving and Getting Oriented.

Chapter 11: Getting around London.

Chapter 12: Managing Your Money.

Part IV: Dining in London.

Chapter 13: Getting the Lowdown on London’s Dining Scene.

Chapter 14: London’s Best Restaurants.

Chapter 15: On the Lighter Side: Snacks and Meals on the Go.

Part V: Exploring London.

Chapter 16: London’s Top Sights.

Chapter 17: More Cool Things to See and Do.

Chapter 18: Seeing London by Guided Tour.

Chapter 19: Shopping in Paradise: London’s Stores and Markets.

Chapter 20: Four Great London Itineraries.

Chapter 21: Beyond London: Five Great Day-Trips.

Part VI: Living It Up after the Sun Goes Down: London Nightlife.

Chapter 22: Experiencing the Grand Tradition: London’s Theater Scene.

Chapter 23: Raising the Curtain: London’s Performing Arts.

Chapter 24: Enjoying a Pint: Pubs, Clubs, and Bars.

Part VII: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 25: Striking a Pose: Ten Famous London Statues.

Chapter 26: Making Amens: Ten Noteworthy London Churches.

Chapter 27: Enjoying a Pint of Ale and a Bit of History: Ten London Pubs.

Appendix: Quick Concierge.

Worksheets.

Index.

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